Put an Eyepatch on It

I think it’s time to explore all the reasons one might have to wear an eyepatch. While I don’t want to undermine the severity of any injury or condition that might necessitate one, we all must face facts: there’s little out there that communicates badassery better than the accessory of rogues everywhere. Let’s start with […]

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Shadowboxin’ Baby: Displaying Nerdy Collections

I’d really love to tell you that making a shadowbox that will impress and inspire is a quick and easy ordeal. Unfortunately, my first foray into shadowbox-making wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns. As with most craft projects worth doing, it didn’t come easy. But don’t worry, there’s a shadowbox for every collection and skill level. […]

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Awesome Goonies For Kids Merchandise and Giveaway

With all the recent hype over the “confirmed” Goonies sequel we thought we’d have a little fun with a nostalgia giveaway thanks to our friends over at TV Store Online. They’re offering one winner an awesome Sloth Fratelli kid’s prize pack. A kid’s version of Sloth’s Superman shirt, along with a realistic Sloth mask.  To enter, all […]


Should You Use Cloth Wipes?

When my NWC boss Nick Veneris made his first contact with me after his son was born, he had one piece of advice for my daughter’s arrival in June: use cloth wipes. This little revelation was as cryptic to me as a recommendation to hide all the burritos or to only watch horror movies on […]

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That TARDIS is Everywhere

Before a few months ago, I wasn’t much into Dr. Who (please don’t throw stuff at me). You know what convinced me to finally sit down and give it a good try, besides the newer incarnation popping up in Netflix? All that blue TARDIS stuff everywhere all the time. That blue police call box is […]

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The Honest Truth About Breastfeeding

My two and half week old son feeds, on average, every couple hours. My wife exclusively breastfeeds and her sessions can last up to an hour. Does this sound familiar? It wouldn’t have to us, because all those wonderful all-natural websites and our classes failed to mention the cons of breastfeeding. Matter a fact, the […]


The Nerdy World of Custom Lego Sets

I would absolutely love to call myself a LEGO enthusiast, but having just heard about custom LEGO sets, I’m pretty sure I have quite a ways to go. I’ve been faithfully visiting toy store shelves to see what’s new in licensed LEGOs (lots, by the way), but I had no idea that people made super […]

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How to Get Kids Into Puppetry

On March 21st, the world will welcome yet another (probably stupendously fantastic) Muppet movie, Muppets Most Wanted. This one promises to return to its lighthearted roots by making a film that’s less nostalgic and weepy than the last one, making it much more accessible for your kids. In short, it’s time to meet the Muppets […]

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