5 Tips for Using Tablets With Kids

We live in an exciting time. I mean, I guess you could say that about any time ever. But really, now is a really neat time to be a kid. Technology is growing at a rapid pace, and our children will be the beneficiaries of a native technological literacy that we could only dream of. […]

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Is ‘Diablo III’ Family-Friendly?

My husband sets his alarm two hours early every day. Is it so he can see the sunrise? No, although it is early enough to catch the first morning light. Is it to go for a jog? Nope. He sets his alarm early so he can play Diablo III before he has to go out […]

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How to Teach Kids About Weather

The weather’s been pretty strange lately. Snow in May? Heat waves in February? A drought in California? Frozen Great Lakes? Wherever you live, this year has probably been one of the most confusing weather years on record. Why not turn that confusion into a teachable moment for young ones? While they’re helping you dig out […]

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Tabletop Intrigue With ‘Spy Alley’

If ‘Guess Who’ and ‘Monopoly’ had a baby that grew up to be a spy working for the CIA, it would be ‘Spy Alley.’ In this board game from Spy Alley Partners, LLP, players are assigned one of six spy identities and are then challenged to collect all of their spy gear and get to […]

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Eating Up ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Ah, the kids’ book nostalgia canon. Of all the kids’ books that tug on your heart and bring the sound of Mom’s storytelling voice back, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ probably ranks pretty highly for most of us. At my baby shower, I got a lot of amazing gifts. I  mean, mega amazing. But the […]

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5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Nerdy Moms

PSA: Mother’s day is May 11th. That’s in like two weeks! But don’t panic, we had to do our shopping too, so we thought we’d spare you a little of the legwork and show off the awesomely nerdy stuff we found. Thanks for bringing us kicking and screaming into the world, Mommies! We love you! […]

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Amazing Spider-Man For Your Kids

We’re celebrating the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie with an awesome giveaway for lucky father and child t-shirt sponsored by TV Store Online. And moms, if you like the “mens” tee then you should enter as well. We’re just excited that they actually make good Spider-Man movies. The previous trilogy had us worried. Remember emo Peter […]

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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 […]