Geek Mom

Geek Mom

Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st Century Families

Book - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science.
Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.

Baker & Taylor
The editors of the companion site to Wired's GeekDad blog share engaging historical facts while outlining a range of educational projects for kids and moms to do together, including homemade lava lamps, Tetris cakes and thrifty steampunk costumes. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823085934
0823085937
9780823085927
0823085929
Branch Call Number: 745.5 G27
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Barron, Natania

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DEWLine
Nov 19, 2013

As to the home sites of the authors, we can start with Corinna Lawson:

http://corrina-lawson.com/

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Liber_vermis
Jun 13, 2013

This compilation by four "geek" women writers is more essays on philosophy, lifestyle, and the merits of home-schooling and less on hands-on projects and activities. Most of the activities have a low "geek" level and are gender stereotyped.

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