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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 Avengers Endgame review contains MASSIVE spoilers for the movie. 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…

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…

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

Why is it important that we introduce superheroes to our kids? 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…