Why 2014 Will Be the Year of LEGO

It’s always a little baffling to see how far LEGO has come since we were kids. As if being the go-to building block for upwards of three generations isn’t enough, LEGO has recently been expanding very VERY far beyond the bricks. Marvel and DC licenses? Really good action games with IP’s like Harry Potter and […]

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Upcycled Computer Parts Combine Art and Function

If you think your computer is beautiful on the outside, you should see the inner workings. Tiny intricate metal paths criss-cross through fields of green, orange and blue. Tiny numbers and letters hint at the miniature universe trying to communicate with those who will listen. Nothing creates the visual impact of how infinitely small technology […]

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Nerdy ‘Night Before Christmas’

My grandma used to read “The Night Before Christmas” to me a few times every holiday season, usually at my impetuous demand. We both loved it, and I can still hear her voice reading it. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. It’s even been said that the poem by Clement Clarke Moore (which was […]

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Our Favorite Nerdy Pajamas

It’s that special time of year when the family finds themselves having more and more jammie time together. The kids are home for the holidays, and Mom and Dad, if they’re lucky enough, have been stealing a few leisurely mornings in their comfiest footie jams. Christmas’s unofficial uniform may as well be PJ’s, and if […]

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5 Awesome Pregnancy Apps

A quick search of either Android or Apple apps reveals thousands of apps for expectant parents to use as they prepare for the biggest day of their lives. When I first started looking up pregnancy stuff, I was so overwhelmed with the sheer amount of apps out there that I just gave up. I have […]

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5 Great Science Gifts for Kids

The gift of science may not be for everyone. Kids who don’t like to touch things, ever, should probably stay away. Kids who never ask questions about anything would probably be more into a sweater or something. And kids who are totally bored by electricity, explosions and rainbows? Forget it. If your kid doesn’t fall […]

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Is Your Home Ready for a Robot Pet?

Since we first started making robots to do stuff for us, we’ve had an undeniable cultural fear of robot takeover. Sure, robots might soon take some of our human jobs, but that means more robot-making jobs, right? I think it’s time to look at the sunny side of advanced robotics. Or at the very least, […]

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Introducing Kids to Programming With ‘Sam the Subroutine’

Fair warning: I know nothing about programming. I’m pretty sure it involves lots of brackets and slashes, and I had to Google the word “subroutine” for this article. So for all intents and purposes, if your kid hasn’t been taught anything about programming yet, we’re on the very same level. I can say as a […]

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LEGO Space Will Properly Introduce Your Kid To Science Fiction

Space, was the final frontier back in the 80’s. I remember it well. Movies like ET, Star Trek, Star Wars and  Aliens made us fall in love with the black unknown. Most of you probably watched the Challenger disaster live on television. We all wanted to go to Space Camp. Not too mention getting “Astronaut” […]

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3 Helpful Apps For Pre-teens

I was shocked recently to learn that some pre-teens I know have cell phones. I mean, I shouldn’t say that I was shocked because I had a cell phone when I was a pre-teen. This was the early 2000’s and I was a latchkey kid who walked a mile and a half home from school […]