Yes, this is something new, and yet it makes so much sense. GeekDad has always been about building a community for the geek parents out there, and now we have the tools to make it so. We have built…Continue
Hey everyone! First, I want to say welcome to all the folks that have joined us due to, and since, GeekDad Day. We are really, really happy to see you all here, and we can feel the excitement growing for our little corner of the internets.
I want to take a moment and talk about blogging here on the Community. As this is in many ways an experiment, we are all still working out the kinks, and some irregularities will come up from time to time. Our policies are not perfect, and we're all…Continue
We get quite a few people asking if they can write for GeekDad. I think they assume it's some fancy, high-paying gig, with masseuses and a nice dining room, like Google.
GeekDad is a bunch of dads and moms around the world who are geeks, and parents, and like to blog about the stuff that interests them. There *can* be a (very) little money in it, but mostly it's done for the fun of it. There is some measure of exposure (we are on Wired.com after all), and we all get…Continue
For so long, the stereotype of Father's Day has been that dads who don't spend enough time with their kids normally HAVE to do something with them, and get a tie in return. These days, dads (especially GeekDads) are equal partners in parenthood, so guilting us into spending quality family time with the kids really isn't necessary. As such, we're stepping up and taking over the holiday, using our…
As a geek who loves video games, role-playing games, and LEGO, I’ve had the accusation thrown at me many times: “why, you never grew up, did you?” Usually it’s an affectionate taunt, but it still carries the cultural baggage of the idea that one must “put away childish things” to become a grown-up. I disagree. I think we’ve reached a place where the idea that when you become an adult, you’re not allowed to play anymore, is finally fading away.
We can all look back on the…