Geek Celebrates Hanukkah With Science: Day Five

It’s Hanukkah, and in my house that means it’s time to celebrate with science! Tonight, we poured some bubbly and drowned our…raisins. Well, we tried to drown them, but raisins are surprisingly good swimmers. In the video above, my five-year-old explains how “The Raisin Lifting Experiment” works, but even after the experiment was finished and […]

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Christmas Movies You Don’t Want to Miss

I moved from England to Maine in 2003. During this time, as I discovered many new family traditions, I came to the realization that the movie/Christmas special traditions of this country were vastly different from what I’d grown up with. GeekMom Nicole’s post earlier this month reminded me of this: all of the specials that she wrote […]

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A Quirky Christmas in Walsall

Driving into work this morning, my husband commented on the abundance of giant cardboard boxes waiting for trash pick up. Giant cardboard boxes with pictures of flat screen televisions on them. It must be the gift of the year. I like the idea of a family Christmas gift. When my son was a newborn, my […]

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Snowflake Physiology

Here in my little part of the United States, we have snow in the forecast for the first time this week. Snow always brings out the kid in me. Probably because it is such a special occasion here: It will snow, the snow will linger on the ground for just a few days, and then […]

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Best! Present! Ever!

I’d guess that the year of my best present ever was 1983. I was in 5th grade and I opened an object of great wonder and mystery that rocked my 10-year-old world. No, it wasn’t a Sears AM/FM clock radio, though I do look awfully happy about it in this old picture. It was an […]

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Grab Your Chance to Catch Up on Downton Abbey

The second season of Downton Abbey, Masterpiece Classic’s award-winning, Edwardian-era costume drama, begins on PBS on Sunday, January 8th–and many of us at GeekMom are counting. the. days… Even if you’ve missed the first season, there’s no need to feel left out. In these last days before season 2 begins, local PBS affiliates will be […]

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Easy DIY Snowman Cookies

Here is a great and easy way to decorate Oreo cookies to give as gifts. I originally saw the idea at the decorated cookie, a blog that has tons of great ideas and lots of good recipes and advice. What initially caught my eye was a post where white Oreos had been decorated with snowflakes […]

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