Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families

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Potter Craft, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
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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.
 

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I'm a dude, and previously have enjoyed the Geek Dad project books very much. The Geek Mom book is another animal, with a different approach and contents, but one that ultimately I think even more ... Read full review

Contents

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ForeworD by Kari Byron 8 Learn to Play one Thousand Blank
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The OneLine Horror Story Harness
66
Create Your Own Secret Lair 19 come as Youwere Party
72
Living The Importance of Role Playing
82
of Warcraft
92
Before They were Machines computers
98
Education
105
Its the Blob
124
Traveling Back in Time with a Rock Hunt
131
Lovely Lavender Three ways
138
FIVE
146
The History of Handiwork
190
Using Phi in Your crafts
206
Protect Your Tech Just for Mom
213
ABOUT GeekMOM
221

FOUR
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selfPropelled Boats for the waterslide
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Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams are the cofounders and senior editors of Wired.com's GeekMom blog. The only female contributors to the GeekDad blog, they joined together to create a website where women could share some of the special aspects of being geeky and being moms. Today the GeekMom blog's loyal followers—men and women, parents and others—flock to hear them talk at conventions around the country. In addition to its editors, the GeekMom blog has more than twenty regular contributors and many more occasional writers from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. This is the first joint book project for the four coauthors.

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