Prehistoric Funtime Off the New Jersey Turnpike

June 6, 2014
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Last weekend the family and I were invited to a blogger day at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Secaucus, NJ. It’s one of those things I’ve heard about and thought, yes, one day let’s get a car and go do that dinosaur thing in New Jersey, so I was glad to get the invitation as a […]

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Interview with a 9-Year-Old

June 4, 2014
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It’s hard to believe my wee little girl is now a beautiful 9-year-old. What an amazing age… still so interested in the world around her with little of the snark that goes so week with tweendom. And yet, she gave me answers to my annual interview questions with no interest in expanding on those thoughts. So, […]

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Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeee

May 22, 2014
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Six years ago I had an idea to start a blog as a way of keeping up with the world of kids’ media. And while there have been times life has pulled me away from blogging, I love having this platform to share the things that I love. Thanks, as always, to everyone who swings […]

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My Favorite Thing About Zita the Spacegirl

May 21, 2014
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I couldn’t be happier to be a stop on the “My Favorite Thing About Zita the Spacegirl” Blog Tour in celebration of the release of the third book in Ben Hatke’s amazing Zita the Spacegirl trilogy. Olive and I have formed a very special relationship with this particular heroine. For the uninitiated, the story begins when […]

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Minecraft: Beginners Don’t Stay Beginners for Long

May 19, 2014
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If you’re an average human being who exists anywhere near computers, you’ve most likely heard of Minecraft. Now, if you’re a game designer who works on games for kids, you’d better know it. Until I had a kid who reached Minecraft age, though, I didn’t motivate myself to give it a go. I just faked my […]

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Interview with a 4-Year-Old

May 7, 2014
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Unbelievably, my baby turned 4 this week. That means it must be time for a roundup of his favorite things from the past year. Of course, this is still an age of unreliable witness, so I added some family thoughts as well. Favorite Book: Too Many Toys by David Shannon It’s hard to argue with this […]

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Kickstarting Your Little Game Designer

April 17, 2014
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I recently reaped the rewards of two board games that I backed on Kickstarter, both of which caught my attention as a game designer mama. The first is Robot Turtles. With a goal of $25,000, the Kickstarter for this game closed at $631,230. Not. Too. Shabby. That money shows incredible support for a game designed […]

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10 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

April 17, 2014
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Dang, I’m seeing that I’m about to hit two months without a post. Sorry ’bout that! Here’s what I’ve been up to while I’ve obviously not been blogging. [UPDATE: This post mysteriously vanished from my blog, so I am reposting it thanks to my lovely Feedly archive.] 1. The biggest thing going on is that […]

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Pterosaurs Take Flight at AMNH

April 16, 2014
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Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs is a great new show at the American Museum of Natural History, great for dinosaur lovers young and old. I recently attended a preview of the exhibit, where paleontologist curators Mark Norell and Alexander Kellner talked about pterosaur fossils and the formation of this new exhibit. The first […]

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Shhh, This NYC Theater is a Secret

February 8, 2014
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UPDATE: There’s been a change of dates, and Ghostbusters is happening on 3/23! When you live as far uptown as we do, you have a certain acceptance that the true gems of New York City are a subway ride away. We recently discovered we have a secret, wonderful gem of a theater uptown, the United […]

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