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Game of Thrones Season One Rewatch – Recap & Review

SPOILER WARNING! This post contains a lot of detailed information on Season One of Game of Thrones. Proceed with caution. After finishing season eight and being somewhat… unsatisfied with the lack of a storyline and how rushed it was we decided to rewatch the series from the start. We wanted to see what foreshadowing we could pick up on, how differently we felt about the story and characters knowing how everything ends, and see how many details we missed the first time through. The following are my notes and takeaway after finishing the first season. The…

Ready to Read – Part 2

In this post I will tell you about the reading curriculum we are currently using. It isn’t your typical curriculum, it is only one book! A lot of curriculum can be pricey. I am our family’s budget master, so finding something that meets our needs, actually works, and fits well within a budget is a win in my book! It is called Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons and can be purchased through Amazon here or through the link at the end of this post. The thing I love most about this program…

Geek Guy Gift Guide

Why do you need a Geek Guy Gift Guide? Shopping for Father’s Day, birthdays, and other special occasions can be fun, but also challenging. My husband is a geek as well, we’ll call him GeekDaddy, we do this geek parenting thing as a team. I have so much fun shopping for him, but it can be difficult to find the perfect gift. Especially when you want it to be something unique that he hopefully hasn’t seen before, and if he has it’s probably on his wish list. And when you find it… it’s like striking gold!…

Ready to Read Part 1

Ready to Read – Part 1

As any parent, and especially as a homeschool parent, I feel like we usually end up trying to help our kids navigate through challenges of either reading or math. Sometimes both. But typically it seems most people are naturally better at one or the other. For me it’s reading. For my husband it’s math. It is also math for my daughter, so beginning reading has had it’s ups and downs. At this time she is six and a half. Our homeschool doesn’t follow the public school schedule. We school all year and take breaks when we…

For the Moms

Whether you are a mom by birth, surrogacy, adoption, or circumstance you are playing an incredible role in your children’s lives. Every day you show them love, when it’s easy and when its… not. Some seasons, days, some moments, are magical. Some wonderfully mundane. Others, we’ll call them challenging. Some are downright hard. For the moms, the grandmothers, the aunts, and the caregivers that are there no matter what, that show up even when it’s hard, you are making an impression that will last a lifetime. “There is no way to be a perfect mother. But…

My Thoughts on Avengers Endgame

SPOILER WARNING!!! This post contains MASSIVE spoilers for Avengers Endgame. Please do not continue unless you have already seen the movie or you are okay knowing pretty much the entire plot. You’ve been warned… It’s been a few days since I saw Avengers: Endgame. It’s taken me a while to process everything, I’m still processing some of it. I plan to go see it again, just to see if I catch anything new and to work through some of the big emotions from the first viewing. A Message of Gratitude To Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.,…

Wookiee Cookies

Happy Star Wars Day! On May 4th my family likes to do a few fun things throughout the day to celebrate our love of Star Wars. We watch some of the movies, wear our favorite shirts, my daughter likes to dress up as Rey (this is a regular thing though, not just for today), we do some fun projects with the kids like the ones I shared with you in my post Getting Ready for Star Wars Day, and making fun treats like these Wookiee Cookies. These are perfect for Star Wars Day or any day!…

Getting Ready for Star Wars Day

When I know a special day is quickly approaching and I want to do some fun projects with the kids, I try to plan ahead of time what we will be doing so that I have all of our materials and supplies on hand. I hate having to stop what we are doing to rush to the store, or worse, scrap the entire project because I forgot to get something. So with Star Wars Day just a few days away, here are a few activities that will make your day even more out of this world.…

Anxiously Awaiting Endgame

This is it. Avengers Endgame releases everywhere at midnight tonight. This is the day we have been attempting to prepare ourselves for. In a way we have been preparing for it for over 10 years. We’ve binged all the MCU movies. Watched Infinity War several times. Discussed all the parts and pieces; avoided all the fan theories. And honestly, I still don’t think I’m ready! I’ve had this problem my entire life. I get emotionally attached to characters. I think it’s just inherently part of being a geek. We love them. Hate them. Love to hate…

The Necessity of Superheroes

I asked my six year old what superheroes do. Her response was “they save people.” That simple. In the heart and mind of a child, that is incredibly powerful. Kids, generally, don’t have much control over their lives. That can be pretty scary at times, that feeling of being powerless. So the visual of ordinary looking people transforming into strong, intelligent, and compassionate heroes can be comforting and empowering. It’s also incredibly influential. Our kids see these people, oftentimes imperfect and flawed, reject fear to do what is right. I love watching her dress up as…