Education

Margaret Beaufort: The Pain, Piety, and Politics of a Medieval King’s Mother, Part 1

How did Margaret Beaufort go from daughter of a tainted family to mother of a king? Find out in the…

November 21, 2021

Speak Up for the Freedom to Read!

All geeks, regardless of political persuasion, appreciate intellectual freedom, right? So speak up!

November 19, 2021

Peek Into the Private Lives of Writers (and Artists) From the Past

Learn about your favorite historical writers and artists in these collections of correspondence.

November 3, 2021

‘An Illustrated Book of Loaded Language’: Don’t Let Sneaky Rhetoric Get the Best of You

A worthy successor to 'An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments,' this newest book by Ali Almossawi will help you parse…

November 1, 2021

Medieval Women: Fact from Fiction

Let’s take a deeper look at the various roles and identities of two European women in the Middle Ages to…

November 1, 2021

Back to School: Two Teacher-Authored Books About Life in the Classroom

These two teacher-authored non-fiction books both claim to give an insider's perspective on life inside British schools.

October 7, 2021

Discovering New Ideas Through Centuries-Old Art Styles

When we want to find new ways of creating and appreciating art, we just need to look at the influences…

July 25, 2021

Exclusive Clip From Discovery’s Emmy-Nominated Series ‘Serengeti II’

Enjoy a GeekMom-exclusive clip from Discovery's 'Serengeti II.'

July 17, 2021

Speaking in the Vernacular…Colloquially of Course

Twenty years into life in the US, GeekMom Sarah still finds British words to confuse and entertain her family.

June 28, 2021

‘Tappity’ Your Way to K-5 Science Learning

This subscription-based interactive science app for kids in K-5 is immersive, interactive, and full of solid science material.

June 26, 2021

Leaf’d Box Subscription Boxes and Education Kits: Follow-Up, Almost Three Months In

See what we thought of the Leaf's gardening subscription boxes after the plants had a chance to grow for a…

June 3, 2021

Peek Beyond the Page With Mental Floss’s ‘The Curious Reader’

Mental Floss brings together a couple of decades of their best content about books, authors, and the literary world.

May 25, 2021

Clixo: A Fun Magnetic Toy in a Small Package

Infinite play, compact living space!

May 6, 2021

The GeekMom Earth Day Reading List 2021: 12 Books for All Ages

A reading list of 12 books that are all ideal choices for Earth Day and any day - because when…

April 22, 2021

Celebrating Art in Our Own Lives on World Art Day

It's World Art Day. Here are some inspiring ways anyone can find art in their own world, and in themselves.

April 15, 2021

Leaf’d Box Subscription Boxes and Education Kits: Perfect Garden Starters for Families

The Leaf'd Box Subscription Boxes and Education Kits are a fun, packaged way to introduce edible gardening to your kids.…

March 29, 2021

GeekMom’s International Women’s Day Reading List 2021

Happy International Women's Day! Here is a selection of books that are all great choices to read today, either alone…

March 8, 2021

Getting Ready for Read Across America Day – March 3

Because we all need a little more holiday time, let's make Read Across America day a proper holiday this year.…

March 1, 2021

‘Artists in Residence’ Gives a Glimpse Into Artists’ Private Spaces

If you've ever wanted to learn where artists live and how they organize and decorate their own homes, this book…

February 21, 2021

7 Picture and Photo Essay Books to Teach History to Kids

Here are seven fantastic books that each teach a bit about a different area of U.S. history.

January 14, 2021