Trains

Pride Month 2021: ‘One Last Stop’ by Casey McQuiston

'One Last Stop' by Casey McQuiston follows August who falls in love with a girl trapped in a time loop…

June 5, 2021

Adventures on Trains: My Favorite Middle-Grade Book Series in 2021

This month I picked up the next books in the Adventures on Trains series: 'Kidnap on the California Comet' and…

April 14, 2021

Kickstarter Alert: Deluxe Board Game Train Sets Upgrades

Deluxe Board Game Train Sets are high-quality replacement train sets for many popular train board games inspired by traditional locomotives.

April 7, 2021

Hornby Brings Traditional Toy Trains Into the Modern Age With Eurostar

Bring an element of international travel glamour to your holiday season with the Eurostar electric train set from Hornby.

December 11, 2020

5 Fantastic Middle-Grade Books Perfect for Back to School

I've put together a bunch of fantastic middle-grade books covering a variety of genres and styles that I hope will…

August 21, 2020

Hornby’s Hogwarts Express Electric Train Set Hits the Tracks

The Hogwarts Express electric train set is a model railway starter set designed for older collectors and model railway enthusiasts.

September 1, 2019

Build Your Own Wizarding World With Wrebbit 3D Puzzles

The Wizarding World Wrebbit 3D Puzzles are a range of 3D puzzles that allow you to build famous Harry Potter…

March 19, 2019

Are Brio’s Smart Tech and App-Enabled Toy Trains Worth The Cost?

We spent some time with the Smart Tech system and the App-Enabled Engine from Brio to see what these tech-enhanced…

September 20, 2018

‘The Brain Train’: All Aboard the World’s First Mathematical Railway!

The "world's first mathematical railway," 'The Brain Train' from The Happy Puzzle Company is an easy-to-understand single-player puzzle game.

July 24, 2018

Goodbye, Thomas: Train Geeks Growing Up

True train geeks don't really outgrow their early childhood obsessions. They just change the focus to more grown up styles…

September 1, 2017

GeekMom Holiday Gift Guide #1: Toys

Welcome to the start of this year's holiday gift guides! The GeekMom guides will run each week on Tuesday mornings.…

November 8, 2016

The Cost of Licensing a Birthday Party

A birthday party using licensed characters is no mean feat, as GeekMom Sarah found out while planning her son's Thomas…

February 27, 2014

GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: TOYS!

Toys that push, toys that inspire art, toys that look like famous geeky characters, and more!

December 6, 2013

HIT Entertainment’s 2013 Holiday Preview

HIT Entertainment was in New York City last week to preview their new Thomas the Tank Engine and Mike the…

July 9, 2013

“Live” Maps of UK Railways to Aid Your Procrastination

A collection of maps at Train Times show the approximate real-time positions of trains on the London Underground and those…

April 12, 2013

App Review: All Aboard the Toca Train

Toca Boca delivers another quality kids' app with Toca Train.

July 31, 2012

Are You the Parent of a Train Geek? Throw a Birthday Party at a Tourist Railroad!

I almost didn't post anything for Birthday Week. It wasn't until GeekMom Kelly posted about banning the goody bags that…

April 21, 2012

Spending Time With Walter Wick

Back in our preschool years of parenting, my family spent a great deal of time with Walter Wick's books. To…

November 25, 2011

The Rise of the Play Center

In Maine we are housebound for much of January through March because of snow. Often this can include April, and…

October 26, 2011

Ode to a Great Geek Dad… and his Geek Hobby

No, he isn't one of those GeekDads... although he'd certainly fit the bill. After all, he's getting Brian Greene's latest…

June 19, 2011