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Spring Break Planning

Written on March 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm, by

Planet Comicon Kansas City

Last year we were cooped up all Spring Break, but it was still a blast, mostly because I had the foresight to plan awesome activities ahead of time. So hopefully it’ll work again this year.

Here are some of my plans / ideas for this year:

The Great Acorn Depression

Written on November 21, 2013 at 6:00 am, by

The Great Acorn Depression | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend we went to the park after our weekend ritual of local-diner brunch. The park was supposed to be a quick stop to get some of the pent-up energy out, but turned into a 3.5-4 hour playtime, complete with an economics lesson, and ultimately resulted a sleepover party with … Continue

Weekday Unbalance

Written on September 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm, by

Week in the Life | Monday at the Nerd Nest

I’m really struggling to help Eliza get into a good weekday routine.

E gets home at about 3:30 PM and the goal is to have her in bed by 8:00 PM. That’s four and a half hours to eat a snack, do homework (usually with Jonas pestering her), do chores … Continue

Things We Say to Our Kids

Written on August 29, 2013 at 9:23 am, by

Things We Say to Our Kids

I loved this post by Ali Edwards and was inspired to record what Jake and I are saying to the kids right now.

Things I say to my kids:

I love you.
High five!
Just a minute, please.
Put. That. Down. NOW.
Be nice.
That makes me sad.
You … Continue

How a Nerd Dad Makes Spelling Homework Fun

Written on August 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm, by


I received an email from Eliza’s teacher today, and it included a list of her spelling words for the week (in French, of course). Knowing that she’s had trouble with this in the past (least favorite subject of hers), I decided to make a web application for Eliza to make … Continue

In Case You’re Wondering How the Potty Training is Going

Written on July 19, 2013 at 7:30 am, by

Some days it goest really well, others… well, this happens.

Cause of the Month | Preventing Child Sexual Assault

Written on April 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm, by


Along with all of our paid sponsors, friends, and affiliate partners on our sidebar, each month we’re going to give a spot to a cause of our coice and are going to share that cause with you. As Uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” We want to Continue

Spring Break

Written on March 28, 2013 at 11:50 am, by


We’ve been covered in snow for the majority of Spring Break and it’s the last week of the quarter, so Jake has had to work late most nights. Needless to say, I’ve had my work cut out for me keeping it fun for Eliza and Jonas and keeping myself sane. … Continue

Eliza’s Harry Potter Birthday Party

Written on March 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm, by

Platform Nine and Three Quarters

A few weeks ago, Eliza had her very first kid-centered birthday party… almost two month after her actual birthday. But it took us awhile to be ready after Christmas break, and we had to post-pone because of snow, so we’re okay with that.

Eliza wanted a Harry Potter theme, so … Continue

My Funny Valentine

Written on February 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm, by

Eliza couldn't figure out why we were laughing so hard as she read her valentines die from school

Okay, I have the best Valentine’s Day story about that die. Eliza brought that home with her valentines from school! It was in a bag with a lot of other tiny goodies, so I KNOW that the parent just grabbed a bunch of Valentine’s stuff and didn’t read it. Which … Continue

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