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Realtor.com’s Mobile App School Search Feature: Godsend for Parents

Realtor.com’s Mobile App School Search Feature: Godsend for Parents

About 10 days prior to our trip to buy a new house in Colorado last week, I found out about an update for the realtor.com mobile app service that I’ve relied on to send me customized search results for the areas in which we’re looking to live. This update would make realtor.com to be the first mobile real estate search capability to fully integrate school information in their app. Read More

Women in Technology: Get With the Picture

As a woman in technology, I hear a lot about the lack of women in the field. While I was in college I noticed that I was usually the only female in the class. My teachers treated me the same and the guys never cared. After I graduated and I started attending events like Microsoft’s annual Tech Ed, I realized just how much of a minority we are. The thing that keeps catching my attention, though, is how much of an issue people want to make out of it. Read More

The Ubiquitous School Volcano Project

Our oldest son, who’s in 3rd grade, brought home the classic “build a volcano and make it explode” class project. We started with several items that were essentially recycled: an empty soda bottle, a leftover piece of plywood for the base, a cardboard box and our old phone book. In class, the volcano was subjected to the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment to simulate an explosion. Our son told us that his volcano had the most powerful explosion in the class. Read More

Bully, the Movie

Not long after my children returned to public school after two-and-a-half years of homeschooling, it started. At this point, my older son was in 8th grade and so gym meant changing in a locker room with the other kids in his class. A couple of his peers developed a habit of coming up behind my… Read More

The GeekMoms Podcast #10 Science Fairs

The season of the school science fair is fast approaching.  How do you pick a project? How much should you help your kids? And when do you put on the brakes and keep them from accidentally blowing up the neighborhood?  Nicole Wakelin is joined by fellow GeekMoms and science aficionados Patricia Vollmer and Helene McLaughlin to help… Read More

Pumpkin Shine on Line – Family Halloween Fun!

When one hears the words “Pumpkin Shine On Line,” they may think it’s a place on the internet to show off shiny gourds. Folks in my parts will know that it’s referring to an annual event, that happens the week before Halloween, on Line Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana. One of the biggest and oldest parks… Read More

Is Geek A Derogatory Term?

Since I’m still coming down from the high that is Dragon*Con, I’ve been looking in Flickr for pictures of myself and reading articles about the Con. I came across a post about the Dragon*Con parade and I started reading the comments. There were several comments that jumped out as me as some people seemed to… Read More

Education Week: College and the GeekMom

I’ve been in school for a lot of my adult life. I went to college right out of high school and spent seven years there. This was partly due to the fact that I changed my major three times and partly because I really liked college. I graduated, got an office job and thought that part… Read More

The Glamorous Life of a Stay at Home Mom

I’ve always wanted to be a mom, which is odd because I never really cared for other people’s kids. But I knew that I wanted my own kids once I was married and such. When I got pregnant with my daughter 3 months after we had started trying for a baby, my husband and I… Read More