A little background: I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where we’re required to wear face masks when we’re out in public. I recently took my weekly socially-distanced trip to the grocery store. I grabbed my hand sanitizer, put on my facial mask, and headed to Lucky’s. And while I was happy to see […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 2 minutes “Listen to your mother.” Jenny Bristol did – and then she wrote it down to share. The result is her first solo non-fiction book, Wisdom from Mom: Advice for Living. Bristol is a GeekDad editor, a founding director of GeekMom, a co-author of Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes The College Student First Aid Kit This post was sponsored by The College Student First Aid Kit. My kids have seen me receive a lot of stuff for product reviews over the years, and while they’ve been interested in some of them (usually headphones), for the most part, that was dad’s […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Flickr user Katie Tegtmeyer, shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. Editor’s Note: This post originally ran in 2015, but in light of this weekend’s huge release of Avengers: Endgame, we thought it appropriate to re-run it. I was 11 and in the sixth grade in 1983, and […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s always a good time for a bad joke. Halloween gives us all kinds of monsters and mayhem to play with. We think it is a ghoulishly good time for some ammunition when the neighborhood kids need a little trick with their treat. Enjoy these fun and awful Halloween jokes! Why […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 4 minutes Use your cameras and make sure you double-check your blind spots on Halloween. (Image: Chevrolet) Halloween is just around the corner! Heck, if you live in a town that shifts trick-or-treating to the weekend, it might even be tomorrow! For some of you, that means heading out your front door and […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 11 minutes It is feasible to just send your child off to school with only an Apple Watch (Photo by Skip Owens) When my 13-year-old told me she really didn’t want a smart phone but my wife and I needed to be able to reach her (since we both work) I immediately thought […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes Aulani is Disney’s family-friendly resort on O’ahu, Hawai’i. It’s filled with pools, food, stories, and the kind of high-quality experiences that Disney is famous for all over the world. But if you want to have the best experience, here are a few things you should know. A stay at Aulani is […]Continue Reading
This week, Pokemon Go Trading and Friends were finally announced, news Pokemon Go players have been waiting years for. Only there’s a hitch.Continue Reading
Reading Time: 3 minutes The safety of children, and keeping families together, is vital. There are very few things we’ll write about at GeekMom and GeekDad that touch on the political sphere. Primarily that’s because we understand that our writers and our readers stretch across many perspectives and backgrounds, and that it makes more sense […]Continue Reading
Reading Time: 11 minutes Photograph by Sara Blackburn If you’re a board gaming parent like me, probably at least .001% of the reason you had kids was to make it easier to play your favorite games at player counts higher than two. Coordinating schedules with other adults is tough. Your kids are a captive gaming […]Continue Reading
Seeing Star Wars on the big screen didn’t traumatize four year old Rebecca Angel. Playing through it helped make Darth Vader ok.Continue Reading
In our house, it’s all about who’s got the time to help out (it’s really rather communist around here—from each according to his abilities, to each according to his need).Continue Reading
We may not be mutants, and we may not have expected it from a movie about Wolverine, but at the heart of ‘Logan’ are six important lessons about parenting.Continue Reading
Newt knows his beasts, offers them a safe and comfortable home, accepts them for who they are, and works with them to succeed. He strives to make the world a place that is more accepting of them.Continue Reading
Many years ago, we tried the Elf on the Shelf. It was a desperate parenting move; I had a newborn, a toddler, and a brazen 3-year-old. In our case, the Elf on the Shelf backfired. That scoundrel caused far more trouble than he was worth.
If you are in a similar boat, or if you are just in need of an alternative, I have three fantastic options for you.Continue Reading
What has four legs, is cranky, and exhausted?
Every Geek Parent who has ever taken their kids to a Convention.
That’s right, I dropped out. Yeah yeah, I know, there’s still more than a week left before the end of the month, but come on, let’s stop kidding ourselves, shall we? This just ain’t happening.Continue Reading
As a parent, it can be challenging to listen to whining and squabbles over boredom, but if you can get past that, boredom fuels creativity and learning!Continue Reading
Before you tell me there’s no intrinsic value to bottle flipping, consider the following five reasons to go with the flow… or stick with the flip.Continue Reading