HTGYG Show #151: Nerdy with Children? Here’s a site for you!

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This episode, I’ve got a great interview with David Gorcey and Nick Veneris from  Nerdy with Children, a cool website where you can find all kinds of great nerdy/geeky items for your kids and family, and a great forum for parents. They spend 10+ hours a day finding the cool stuff on the web just for us nerdy parents, so we can spend more time with our kids!

Also, check out the great post here by our contributor Laith Preston about the Comet Pan-STARRS, a very cool astronomical event happening RIGHT NOW (March 11-13)! You can take your kids outside and view this comet with the naked eye, so check out how!

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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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #145: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 10: Bug Catchers!

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I’m recommending a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, it’ll actually be a baker’s dozen of 13! (If you have recommendations, please send them to me at howtogrowyourgeek@gmail.com or @susiethegeek on Twitter!)

Gary called in with the great recommendation of Bug Catchers! These are great little cages that you can catch and observe bugs in, and I’m adding a bug vacuum to the list as well – these make learning about insects and small animals fun and easy! Here’s a great link to Squidoo describing the benefits of bug catching!

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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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #139: Twelve Days of Christmas Day 4: Lego Advent Calendars!

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I’m making up for no shows in November by giving you a 12 Days of Christmas Geeky Gift Guide! I’ll recommend a great geeky gift for your kids for the first 12 days of Christmas, and since I started a day early, it’ll actually be a baker’s dozen of 13! (If you have recommendations, please send them to me at howtogrowyourgeek@gmail.com or @susiethegeek on Twitter!)

Today’s gift idea comes from our good friend Gary – Lego Advent Calendars! They are a great way to keep the kids from going nuts waiting until Christmas, and are a great replacement for candy-filled Advent Calendars! Thanks Gary!

Also, please visit these wonderful Video Advent Calendars online – Grant’s Advent Calendar and Olivia’s Advent Calendar. They’re both posting short, fun videos each day until Christmas! A big Happy Holidays to both of these friends of ours, and hopefully we’ll see them again at the Parsecs next year!

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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Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton