Geek of the Week: Children’s Book Author Katie Reed

Our Geek of the Week this round is Katie Reed, a children's book author with a love of fantasy that led her to create her own book series starring a wizard and a lizard who get into magical mischief and learn valuable lessons in the end. 1) Please introduce yourself: Hello! My name is Katie … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Children’s Book Author Katie Reed

Adding More to the SewGeekMama Youtube Channel

I recently started going through videos from my old Three Muses YouTube channel and adding some of the relevant ones to the SewGeekMama channel. It's mostly random cosplay and convention clips so far. Once I get through all the old stuff I'll work on creating new content. Sewing and Cosplay Tutorials I have been neglecting … Continue reading Adding More to the SewGeekMama Youtube Channel

5 Ways Gaming Can Be Good for Kids

My son is four and he's just getting into video games. It's one of the few moments he actually stays still and pays attention to something, so I've been encouraging his interest. Recently, his preschool teacher cautioned me about his video game usage and said “It's not good” for them to get into gaming. I … Continue reading 5 Ways Gaming Can Be Good for Kids

Geek of the Week: Geraldine from Become Fit for Life

Several years ago, when I first started the Geek Mamas blog, Geraldine was my very first Cosplay Family Feature. That series evolved into the Geek of the Week, and Geraldine's original blog at Jog On Mum, has evolved into a new focus on her personal training company Become Fit for Life. I recently caught back … Continue reading Geek of the Week: Geraldine from Become Fit for Life

Book Review: Con Me Once by J.L. Delozier

I don't normally go for mob/crime novels, but Con Me Once author J.L. Delozier managed to hook me with her e-mail intro: "Hi! I'm a sci-fi/thriller/crime writer whose latest novel, Con Me Once, is set to release on 02/05/2020. The book, which I liken to Kick-Ass meets Ocean's Eleven, is a mob/heist novel set in … Continue reading Book Review: Con Me Once by J.L. Delozier

Geek Mamas Harley Quinn T-Shirt Giveaway

This week's giveaway is a GeekMamas.com logo shirt from Tee Public! I'm giving away one of the Harley Quinn and baby Joker style shirts in vintage black. The only thing required is to enter your t-shirt size! These are fitted so they suggest going up a size from your usual style. The Harley Quinn logo … Continue reading Geek Mamas Harley Quinn T-Shirt Giveaway

I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

A weird thing happens when you get older. You go and do perfectly normal things, things you do all the time like getting out of bed or bending over to pick something up, and all of a sudden you are injured. A muscle gets pulled, a tendon gets tweaked, and then you spend a week in … Continue reading I Got the Playstation Thumb. Don’t Worry, It’s Not Terminal.

Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

A lot of my "over-40" cosplay choices are not quite the same as the characters I chose in my 20's. Add in the post-baby bod issues and an emphasis on family-friendly choices that cover most of my bits and that cancels out most the costumes from my 30's as well. But some costumes I just … Continue reading Rocking those Leeloo Dallas Orange Suspenders 20 Years Later

3Doodler Boldly Goes Where No 3D Printer Has Gone Before

Products like the 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen makes me a little jealous of the amazing things kids these days get to play with. It's a pen that literally makes your drawings real! This is stuff I could only imagine when I was little, so I was pretty excited to try out a couple of 3Doodler complimentary demo … Continue reading 3Doodler Boldly Goes Where No 3D Printer Has Gone Before

Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

I've been dressing up and attending Comic Con-type conventions for about 15 years, but being a cosplay mom and taking a child with me was an entirely new experience. My usual plan was just show up, take a lot of pictures and basically party all day and night. Suddenly I had to plan around nap … Continue reading Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom