Activities

9 Things I Wish Comic Con Events Offered Younger Fans

Each year my family and I get excited to attend comic conventions and fan events. Our kids and us love creating cosplay outfits and searching each events’ list of guests and programming. Some families are into sporting events, we are into geeky gatherings. This is our “thing”. Though as the years have gone on, I… Continue reading 9 Things I Wish Comic Con Events Offered Younger Fans

Geek Fun

Comic Cons Offer More Family Fun Than You May Think

This week, geeks and pop culture fans will descend on San Diego in droves to share their love of and learn more about their favorite fandoms, performers, authors, and artists. San Diego Con Comic is the place to be for fans. Its tickets are hard to come by, making it an experience on many geeks’ bucket lists.… Continue reading Comic Cons Offer More Family Fun Than You May Think

Activities

Using Graph Boxes to Create an “Out of the Box” Art Project

At our house the summer struggle to keep the children occupied by something other than an electronic device continues. Each day I look for new directions to aim my geeklings that will not only be away from their tablets and the tv, but will challenge them a bit. As I hunted the Internet yet again… Continue reading Using Graph Boxes to Create an “Out of the Box” Art Project

Geek Fun

Books, Quotes, Food, & Fun: A Literature Inspired Party

Recently, I was asked to help plan what I consider a dream party – a literature themed party. I love books. Reading and illustrations are my thing; so when the opportunity to assist with creating a lit themed bridal shower came my way, I jumped at the chance. After exploring the Internet for inspiration, my… Continue reading Books, Quotes, Food, & Fun: A Literature Inspired Party

Books

4 Summer Reading Programs to Get Kids Reading

Every year educators everywhere speak about the summer brain drain. They always focus on how children lose knowledge during their summer breaks and skills are not maintained. As parents we often struggle to strike a balance between our desire to let our children be children during their extended break and keeping their brains sharp for the next… Continue reading 4 Summer Reading Programs to Get Kids Reading