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Memories of a McDonalds Happy Meal

This month's Happy Meal toy is a winner. Do you have a childhood favorite?

January 30, 2021

How My Sketching Addiction Became My 2020 Diary

I've been a writer and editor my entire professional life, so when all the weirdness of 2020 hit..I started drawing…

January 4, 2021

2021 One-Hit Wonder Goals

New Year's resolutions are hard for me so this year I'm coming up with one-hit wonder goals, goals I complete…

December 29, 2020

10 Good Things That Happened to Me in 2020

I know 2020 is going to be the "bad year" to remember, but there were actually a few good things…

December 28, 2020

Dear Parents, I Promise It’s Okay If You Didn’t Go All Out for the Holidays

GeekMom Elizabeth discusses that it's okay if your holiday celebrating got toned down this year.

December 24, 2020

The Little Hands Card Holder Helps Little Gamers Hold Big Hands

The Little Hands Card Holder is a helpful little gadget that allows younger players to more easily hold onto a…

December 10, 2020

No (Coding) Worries With the Matatalab Coding Set Home Edition

In our house the only way you can improve upon a toy is by making it remote control. If you…

December 1, 2020

Things We Are Grateful For In 2020

2020 has had its moments, but not all is lost. Here are a few things we are grateful for this…

November 24, 2020

Having a Blue Christmas With Blue’s Clues

The new series from loveable Blue, Blues Clues & You! brings with it a whole new range of toys. The…

November 23, 2020

Snow Pets: Not Your Childhood Stocking Stuffer

Good things come in small packages, especially when they explode into a winter wonderland. Snow Pets are just the amount…

November 10, 2020

It’s Okay to Laugh at Life’s Hardest Times

I used to think something was wrong with me when I would use dark humor to get through tough times,…

November 8, 2020

Antsy Labs—In Real Life Achievements Kickstarter

IRLA by Antsy Labs are In Real Life Achievements you can reward yourself with for trying something new or accomplishing…

October 27, 2020

Magna Tiles: A Very Magnetic Caterpillar

The timeless magic of Eric Carle attracts a new generation through Structures Interactive Storytime Magnatiles. Your kids will be drawn…

October 19, 2020

You Won’t be ‘Horrified’ by This New Game From Ravensburger

If you are in need of some scary treats this Halloween but want to stay home, Ravensburger has got you…

October 15, 2020

Making Some Ghostly Friends With ‘Haunted Mansion: Call Of The Spirits’

Meet some friendly ghosts but avoid getting haunted. Stock up on your favorite Halloween candy and add this game to…

October 12, 2020

How I Explained Mental Health Exhaustion to My Kids

GeekMom Elizabeth describes how she explained mental health exhaustion to her kids.

October 4, 2020

Remote Learning: Six Weeks in Everything Changed When Our Kids Did Not Go Back

GeekMom Elizabeth discusses how remote learning changed when other kids went back to school but hers did not.

September 27, 2020

Come Little Children, and Play ‘Hocus Pocus’

Come little children and play a game with the Sanderson sisters, just don't get eaten before the sun rises.

September 22, 2020

PAX Tabletop Goes Online for 2020

Taking PAX Tabletop Online for 2020 worked out better than expected, thanks to Discord, 'Tabletop Simulator,' and experienced developers.

September 20, 2020

Active Chairs are Great for Kids Who Need to Wiggle During Class

GeekMom Elizabeth reviews Active Chairs from Studico that help kids with posture and focusing.

September 9, 2020