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The Renaissance Faire Turned My Kids Into Cosplayers

The first time I took the kids to King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusetts, they were completely overwhelmed. It may have had something to do with the first cosplayer they saw being a huge guy covered in animal pelts with a giant horned hat on his head. He even scared me. We waited a few ... More »

The GeekMoms Podcast #30: Help Your Geek Kids Feel Like They Belong

It’s tough fitting in as a kid but it can feel impossible if you’re a geeky kid. Your kids might be into less mainstream things because you’re a geeky parent or because they happened to gravitate toward fantasy or science fiction all on their own. Either way, it can leave them feeling like no one ... More »

The GeekMoms Podcast #25: First Lego League Global Innovation Award Interview

This week I’m joined by two members of the First Lego League team Moderately Confused which recently won the Global Innovation Award. Arjun Kumar and Jacob Hoylman talk about how they got involved in First Lego League and the process that led to their team winning the $250,000 award to bring the team’s product to market. Listen in as ... More »

The GeekMoms Podcast #22 Are You Mom Enough?

The recent Time magazine article about Attachment Parenting had a cover photo of a woman breastfeeding her 3-year-old son as well as the headline “Are You Mom Enough?” To say it caused a bit of a controversy is putting it mildly. My fellow GeekMom Andrea Schwalm wrote a fantastic post about how what was disturbing ... More »

On Explaining Wheaton’s Law

PAX East 2010 with Wil Wheaton The day you have kids, you have to change your language. I don’t mean you have to learn a new one, but that you have to start eliminating all the words you don’t want them to use once they’re old enough to talk. This is not an easy task. ... More »

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