Category Archives: Kids and Gaming

Kids, Moms, and Cons – the Sequel

We took the geeklings and my mom to Origins Game Fair with us again this year. We brought them briefly last year (their first con ever!) and overall had a good time. This year we had to take them out … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

In our house, every day is Valentine’s Day—or whatever other joke you want to make. On a practical level, for our family Valentine’s Day is mostly a kid holiday, full of crafts and candy. So to celebrate our namesake day, … Continue reading

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LEGO Was Already for Girls

I’m sure most of you are already aware of the “NEW LEGO sets for girls!” to quote the email announcement that arrived yesterday in my inbox. My initial reaction was annoyance. As far as the advertising goes, that hasn’t faded. … Continue reading

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Geeklings Speak Out

In honor of Speak Out With Your Geek Out, my kids decided to write their own posts about some of their favorite things. My son, age 9, wrote about some of his favorite games. He’s an avid game player; he … Continue reading

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Kids Deserve Better Stories

This starts out like a movie review, but I promise I have more to say than just reviewing a kids’ movie. The heat this week encouraged us to go see Cars 2 yesterday. The kids liked the first one pretty … Continue reading

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Toxic Stereotype Is Toxic

There are a lot of conversations and opinions about the portrayal of and reception of women in gaming and the effect that those things have on women. As both a woman in the industry and the mother of a 10 … Continue reading

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Kids, Moms, and Cons

OK, time to get around to reflecting back on Origins. It was, of course, wonderful and amazing to hang out and talk and play games with all kinds of great people all day and way too late into the night. … Continue reading

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Raising Gamers

There are some interesting challenges that come with raising gamer kids. It doesn’t occur to them that most people don’t play “dragon games,” as our oldest used to call D&D, and that not everyone spends their vacations at Gen Con. … Continue reading

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