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OK. I want to get this out in the open.

I Am Strange.

I am a strange person. I am a strange daughter. I am a strange wife. And more than anything else, I am a strange mom.

And guess what? I’m OK with it. My family is OK with it. But I guess they don’t know any better so that might not be saying much. Continue reading

Blue Ridge, Expedition: BigFoot and Frog Island (A Geek Family Adventure)

Join the Geek Family of 5 on a Geek Family vacation to Blue Ridge, GA. Come along with us as we spend the July 4th weekend in beautiful Blue Ridge, GA. We rented a 100-Year-old farmhouse for the weekend and spent our time chasing tadpoles, splashing in the creek, watching fireworks and check out the local sights. We visited the BigFoot Research Center and were surprised to find out how awesome it was.

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When the girl was little she was very hard to understand. This is not uncommon for kids who are on the Autism Spectrum. Many are completely non-verbal so we were truly blessed that our girl was even partially communicating. And, as her parents, we were able to understand most of her words. Friends and family, however, had some difficulty. Continue reading

Mommy, I show you….

My boy can say the sweetest things.

“You make the best tacos mommy.”

“I love you to the stars and back again.”

He can also say some very scary things. They don’t seem scary on the surface but trust me, they are.

“Don’t worry mommy, I’ll make your hair look beautiful.”

“It’s ok mommy, it’s just a little poop.”

But one Saturday morning when he was about 2 ½ I heard a phrase that proved to be very scary. You see, he woke me when he ran in our room calling my name. He was excited about something and I was very tired. With my eyes closed I reached out toward him to try to determine what was going on. That’s when I discovered something odd. Continue reading

Walt Disney World – Hidden Vacation Gem

Join the Geek Family of 5 as we visit Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. Our family was looking for a quick getaway and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort offered us the perfect destination.

This deluxe island resort offers a relaxing family friendly stay in a rustic and beautifully themed resort. There are not any giant theme parks nearby, but Disney magic still fills the air as there are plenty of kid events and activities. There are also adult activities and Hilton Head Island is also world-renowned as a golfing destination.

We found crystal clear pools, great food, relaxing hammocks, and awesome Disney Cast members ready to make our vacation extra special. The resort offers studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units and while it is actually a Disney Vacation Club property, non-members can book accommodations there.

This hidden Disney gem fits the bill for a relaxing, family friendly place to rest and recharge away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Come join us on this new Geek Family Adventure.

JoJo and Goliath

If you had a young child in the early 2000’s, and spent any time watching Playhouse Disney, if you may remember a show called JoJo’s Circus. It was a Claymation style show about a little clown girl named, of course, JoJo. Her parents were clowns. She had a pet lion names Goliath. She lived in a circus town and went to a circus school. And her friends were all different types of circus performers. Continue reading

Build Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

Join GeekMom as she shows you how to build your own Infinity Gauntlet. We will show you what materials you need and guide you through the assembly process. Below you will find a bill of materials.

We hope you enjoyed this build. GeekMom is always looking for ways to improve her builds so if you have ideas on how to do this please let us know in the comments below. Also if there is a cosplay accessory that you would like to see GeekMom tackle let us know and we will see what we can do.

Below is a PDF of the templates we used to make the gauntlet.

If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane

Yes, that’s a line from a Jimmy Buffett song. But, in my opinion, it’s one that holds more truth than most people realize.

Let’s be honest. Life is hard. Regardless of your situation, we all face struggles. And often the only choice you have in the midst of the struggle is how you’re going to react. Our family usually finds a way to laugh.

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Walt Disney World – Fast Pass Q & A

Join GeekMom as she discusses one of our favorite topics: Disney! We sit down with Disney Vacation Planner Kim Gerdes from Part of That World Vacations to talk about the Fast Pass. Navigating the Fast Pass system can be difficult. We cover some of the common questions and provide a few tips and tricks.