HTGYG Show #156: Summer Catchup – Exercise, Weight Loss, End of Summer Book List!

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IMG_0238Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we’ve had a show, but we’ve had a busy summer! In this episode, I talk about our efforts to exercise more, eat less, and relax a lot after the craziness of swim team in June.

RapidEye calls in to talk about his family’s practice of running for exercise.

We also had a family vacation that was very relaxing and fun, with some time away from the Internet.

Finally, I’ve got a list of books that will be having movie versions out soon for your kids and teens to catch up on – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Divergent, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Mortal Instruments. We’ll have more on them later this fall.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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HTGYG Show #135: Voicemails from Gary! Kids, Conventions & More!

Hey everyone! I’ve been sick for a few weeks with throat issues, so I’ve not been able to put out a show, but luckily Gary’s been calling in with voicemails on the last few shows! Here I’ve put together his thoughts on taking kids to conventions, plus a few other topics we’ve covered. Thanks a million, Gary! Don’t forget – we’d love to hear from you too – especially if this throat issue keeps bugging me!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

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HTGYG Show #104: Summer Sports & Activites, and Disaster Prep

In this episode, I talk about our plans for sports and activities to get us off the computers and out of the house during the summer – mostly SWIM TEAM!!! I encourage all of you to find some great activities that your kid enjoys to try and to get them out of the house!

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Also, last week I discussed the new CDC promotion for disaster preparedness. What do you need in your disaster kit?

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And in honor of Geek Pride Day, check out this supershort story inspired by The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, written by Kreg Steppe and brought to you by the Technorama Podcast at Chuckchat.com. You guys rock!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

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HTGYG Show #95: Kids’ Books and Sports with Gary!

Here’s the second part of our discussion, covering the topics of books and sports for kids plus some other fun stuff – check out the links below. Thanks so much to Gary for chatting with me, and for all he does for us at HTGYG!

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Origami Yoda

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Wimpy Kid Books

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Owly

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Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls

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The Elements

Girls on the Run is the program that Amanda is joining again to train for running a 5K! Check it out for your girls!

And check out the last two Space Shuttle flights – happening this year! Check the NASA Human Spaceflight Site for info and NASA TV!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

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HTGYG Show #87: Scouts and Sports – Activities for Kids!

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Amanda and her friends get ready to run their first 5K!

This episode, Gary calls in with a voicemail about Scouting, and discusses the benefits to kids and parents about participating in Scouting. Then I talk about Amanda’s participation in the local chapter of  Girls on the Run, the benefits of learning how to run, and racing in her first 5K. Girls on the Run is an international organization whose mission is to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Finally, I discuss Kevin’s Mixed Martial Arts classes as a great example of opportunities for kids to get exercise and learn discipline and responsibility.

And if you’d like to ChipIn to help out some of HTGYG’s  friends, Tim, Darcy and Jenny, go to this site or click on the ChipIn link below on the blog. Darcy’s reviews contribute a ton of wonderful content to our site, and we miss her! And her dad Tim is a great voicemail commentor! Thanks!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my NEW voicemail number at  (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts.  And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at SusietheGeek or the show at HowToGrowGeek!

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HTGYG Show #41: Babylon 5, Vaccines, and Summer Sports Feedback

This week I give you a bunch of voicemails about all the recent topics we have had on the show. We revisit Babylon 5 and kid-appropriate tv, and Gary tells us how he handles commercials. Then Tim and Gary have some comments on my vaccine show. Finally, Tim talks about summer sports, and Gary challenges us to go do stuff not only this summer but anytime!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

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HTGYG Show #40: Kids Summer Sports with Kevin and Amanda

My kids helped me this week by telling us about their favorite summer sports – swimming, soccer and gymnastics, and pointing out the benefits of geeky kids getting exercise on a regular basis. They really enjoyed talking about this subject, especially when Kevin got to talk about winning ribbons in swimming!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums.And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

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