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… Read More
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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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
This week, Pokemon Go Trading and Friends were finally announced, news Pokemon Go players have been waiting years for. Only there’s a hitch. Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
Seeing Star Wars on the big screen didn’t traumatize four year old Rebecca Angel. Playing through it helped make Darth Vader ok. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
What has four legs, is cranky, and exhausted?
Every Geek Parent who has ever taken their kids to a Convention. Read More
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. Read More
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! Read More
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. Read More
Delight your preschooler with the ‘Tinyville Town’ series by Brian Biggs. The community will remind you of Richard Scarry meets Mr. Rogers! Read More
I do not think you need to spend much money to have some STEM fun. My children have enjoyed STEM challenges using cardboard boxes and broken pool toys. They have built forts and fairy houses. And one time I make a tinker kit for only $5.
That said, I spent a little money on our Tub STEM and the learning and peace has been priceless. Read More
Last Thursday, my youngest son read his first three books to me. As a bibliophile and homeschool mom, building a love of written language has been on my mind from the beginning. That is why I chose Brave Writer as our homeschool language arts curriculum. I know, without a doubt, that Brave Writer helped us to grow a love of the written word in our children. Read More