Tag Archives: Tolkien

That Hobbit Day Party I Threw For People Too Young to Appreciate It

That Hobbit Day Party I Threw For People Too Young to Appreciate It

The details of a Hobbit Day library storytime/party, with food, costume, decorating, craft, and game ideas. Note: it doesn’t really work for kindergarteners. Read More

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Why I’ve Resisted the Princesses on Principle

I know a lot of moms hate Disney, and specifically the Disney Princesses, for feminist reasons. The lack of strong female role models. The helpless girl who needs to be rescued by a big, strong man. But my Disney problems started before Andy Mooney launched the Princess franchise, increasing both his consumer products division’s sales… Read More

GeekMom Secret Origins: Jenn Hansen

Beneath the tree called Grandfather, standing tall in a small copse of trees amid the sweet grass of the eastern plains of Colorado, I listened to leafy tales. Hiding in a lilac hedge along the fence-line in my backyard, I made my home with faeries and many insects, closely observing the natural world. More often… Read More