Halloween is coming. That time of year that seems to polarise more opinions than any other festival . Ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bump in the night. And trick or treating. So BritMums are asking the question for their video blogging challenge this week – do you like or loathe Halloween? This is a […]
It’s Friday again (how did that happen so quickly?), which means it’s time for another app of the week. This week I’m sharing one of my new discoveries which has quickly become a favourite, not just for the geekdaughter but for me as well! Can there be such as thing as an iPad app which […]
When I heard that an ex-Pixar designer has been involved in the production of a new children’s interactive storybook for the iPad, I had to check it out. And what I discovered was the most amazing, beautiful, innovative app I think I’ve ever come across, I knew I had to share it with you as […]
When the geekdaddy and I heard that BritMums were putting together a featured video topic on bullying, we looked at each other and said “well, there’s something we can’t weigh in on, as we have no experience of that yet”. Yet within days we were eating our words, as the geekdaughter had a bad experience […]
Almost two weeks ago I attended the CyberMummy11 event in London. It was an amazing event, in many ways. I’ve been reading everyone’s reports of the day, and the word “overwhelming” has come up time and time again. And unsurprisingly, because so much of it was overwhelming. Mostly in a good way, I hasten to […]
In the geek family house we are huge fans of the new children’s laureate Julia Donaldson, and have a large collection of her works. The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom have been firm favourites for a very long time, but recently a little upstart called Tabby McTat has become quite often-requested. There’s a song […]
We were asked by the team at BritMums to talk on the topic of encouraging kids into a showbiz career. With reports of the so called pageant dads recently, this is in people’s minds, and so they wanted to canvass some opinions. Would we be in favour, against, or somewhere in the middle?
After showing no interest at all in the stairs up until now, I was rather surprised to find the geekson halfway up them the other day! I was at work today, and the geekdaddy called to tell me that I was a bad mother because I hadn’t closed the stairgate. Apparently he’d been playing with […]