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Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

Scary Bad Halloween Jokes for the Whole Family

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

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We Need To Stop Losing Immigrant Children and Taking Them From Their Parents

We Need To Stop Losing Immigrant Children and Taking Them From Their Parents

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

The Littlest Players: Games for You and Your Toddler

The Littlest Players: Games for You and Your Toddler

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

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

3 Alternatives to Elf on the Shelf to Inspire Kindness

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

My Favorite Milestone: And Why I Love Brave Writer

My Favorite Milestone: And Why I Love Brave Writer

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