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Making a Broadsword

Making a Broadsword

This post is a continuation of the post Making a Shield. The same night that we bought all the supplies for the shield, we also picked up the broadsword supplies. We attempted to make the broadsword that night, but was thwarted by an obstacle – we don’t own a vise. The actual broadsword took 2(…)

Entertainment

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

A couple weeks ago my oldest, A, and I headed down to Miami for the weekend to visit the Florida Supercon. I have been going to cons for about 13 years, off and on, and as soon as A was old enough to grasp what it was, I started taking him (and C, though he(…)

Projects

Making a Broadsword

Making a Broadsword

This post is a continuation of the post Making a Shield. The same night that we bought all the supplies for the shield, we also picked up the broadsword supplies. We attempted to make the broadsword that night, but was thwarted by an obstacle – we don’t own a vise. The actual broadsword took 2(…)

Making a Shield

Making a Shield

Several years back, I got my kids into a family game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). They fell in love with it immediately and my oldest picked it up really fast. I have always wanted to get my kids into D&D and couldn’t wait until they were old enough to at least try a basic(…)

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

Here at the MommyHack home, we are huge fans of Geek Dad from Wired.com. I get a lot of ideas from him, but then usually have to ‘hack’ them to fit whatever age of whichever child/ren I am doing it for. We have such huge age gaps in our children, it’s hard to do things(…)

Food

Food Truck Bazaar

Food Truck Bazaar

In our continuation to expose the kids to good food and different types and tastes, we took them to a food truck bazaar this weekend. What is a food truck bazaar you ask? Well let me tell you! From The Daily City’s blog (they have organized 4 of these events so far): Sunday dinner is(…)

Iron Chef: Watermelon Battle

Iron Chef: Watermelon Battle

Every summer for the past 4 years we have played our own at-home version of Iron Chef. It was about that time when my oldest son was 10 and my second was 7, and they were ready to help out more in the kitchen then just the basic ‘go get this’ and ‘measure and pour’.(…)

Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff

As our the first post on this blog, a food entry seems fitting. Our family is very foodcentric, as we also run the food blog FotoCuisine.com as well. The difference here is the  food that will be posted here will be more about what I have found that is easy to make and please the(…)

Games

Making a Broadsword

Making a Broadsword

This post is a continuation of the post Making a Shield. The same night that we bought all the supplies for the shield, we also picked up the broadsword supplies. We attempted to make the broadsword that night, but was thwarted by an obstacle – we don’t own a vise. The actual broadsword took 2(…)

Making a Shield

Making a Shield

Several years back, I got my kids into a family game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). They fell in love with it immediately and my oldest picked it up really fast. I have always wanted to get my kids into D&D and couldn’t wait until they were old enough to at least try a basic(…)

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

Here at the MommyHack home, we are huge fans of Geek Dad from Wired.com. I get a lot of ideas from him, but then usually have to ‘hack’ them to fit whatever age of whichever child/ren I am doing it for. We have such huge age gaps in our children, it’s hard to do things(…)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

If you love the outdoors, it is only natural to teach your children about its wonders. Geocaching offers you a great way to do just that. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage your kids in the natural world. Geocaching uses a GPS handheld device to find where items are hidden by their(…)

Video Games

Video Games: Wizard 101

Video Games: Wizard 101

Growing up, my step-father was a computer engineer. He taught me how to put together a computer and program my own games by the time I was 8 years old. When I was 14, I was the only person I knew with a computer in their home, and we had 3. I took to the(…)

Role Playing

Making a Broadsword

Making a Broadsword

This post is a continuation of the post Making a Shield. The same night that we bought all the supplies for the shield, we also picked up the broadsword supplies. We attempted to make the broadsword that night, but was thwarted by an obstacle – we don’t own a vise. The actual broadsword took 2(…)

Making a Shield

Making a Shield

Several years back, I got my kids into a family game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). They fell in love with it immediately and my oldest picked it up really fast. I have always wanted to get my kids into D&D and couldn’t wait until they were old enough to at least try a basic(…)

Technology

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

A couple weeks ago my oldest, A, and I headed down to Miami for the weekend to visit the Florida Supercon. I have been going to cons for about 13 years, off and on, and as soon as A was old enough to grasp what it was, I started taking him (and C, though he(…)

GRAIL LAUNCH

GRAIL LAUNCH

  MEDIA RELEASE   Brevard Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Launch of Twin Lunar-Bound GRAIL Spacecraft Sept. 7 – 8, 2011 NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Melbourne, Florida  August 17, 2011 – NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center(…)

Juno Launch

Juno Launch

Yesterday, the Juno spacecraft was launched via a Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center. We are lucky enough to live about 3o minutes south of the KSC and get to view launches as often as they have them from our back yard (weather/clouds permitting, of course). Ever since A was a baby, I have(…)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

If you love the outdoors, it is only natural to teach your children about its wonders. Geocaching offers you a great way to do just that. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage your kids in the natural world. Geocaching uses a GPS handheld device to find where items are hidden by their(…)

Space

GRAIL LAUNCH

GRAIL LAUNCH

  MEDIA RELEASE   Brevard Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Launch of Twin Lunar-Bound GRAIL Spacecraft Sept. 7 – 8, 2011 NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Melbourne, Florida  August 17, 2011 – NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center(…)

Juno Launch

Juno Launch

Yesterday, the Juno spacecraft was launched via a Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center. We are lucky enough to live about 3o minutes south of the KSC and get to view launches as often as they have them from our back yard (weather/clouds permitting, of course). Ever since A was a baby, I have(…)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

If you love the outdoors, it is only natural to teach your children about its wonders. Geocaching offers you a great way to do just that. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage your kids in the natural world. Geocaching uses a GPS handheld device to find where items are hidden by their(…)

Atlantis, repost of her second to last launch

Atlantis, repost of her second to last launch

Today the very last shuttle was launched – Atlantis. In honor of the last shuttle flight, we have a guest post from my husband, who was lucky enough to be involved in one of NASA’s tweetups (May 16, 2010). Coincidentally, the May launch also happened to be Atlantis. Atlantis Launch, STS-132 Of all the departments(…)

Outdoors

GRAIL LAUNCH

GRAIL LAUNCH

  MEDIA RELEASE   Brevard Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Launch of Twin Lunar-Bound GRAIL Spacecraft Sept. 7 – 8, 2011 NASA Twitter Followers Will Tweet from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Melbourne, Florida  August 17, 2011 – NASA will bring together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center(…)

Making a Broadsword

Making a Broadsword

This post is a continuation of the post Making a Shield. The same night that we bought all the supplies for the shield, we also picked up the broadsword supplies. We attempted to make the broadsword that night, but was thwarted by an obstacle – we don’t own a vise. The actual broadsword took 2(…)

Making a Shield

Making a Shield

Several years back, I got my kids into a family game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). They fell in love with it immediately and my oldest picked it up really fast. I have always wanted to get my kids into D&D and couldn’t wait until they were old enough to at least try a basic(…)

Juno Launch

Juno Launch

Yesterday, the Juno spacecraft was launched via a Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center. We are lucky enough to live about 3o minutes south of the KSC and get to view launches as often as they have them from our back yard (weather/clouds permitting, of course). Ever since A was a baby, I have(…)

Gadgets

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

Treasure Hunting (Geocaching)

If you love the outdoors, it is only natural to teach your children about its wonders. Geocaching offers you a great way to do just that. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage your kids in the natural world. Geocaching uses a GPS handheld device to find where items are hidden by their(…)

Card Games

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

PokéHero CCG: Making your own Collectible Card Game

Here at the MommyHack home, we are huge fans of Geek Dad from Wired.com. I get a lot of ideas from him, but then usually have to ‘hack’ them to fit whatever age of whichever child/ren I am doing it for. We have such huge age gaps in our children, it’s hard to do things(…)

Trips

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

Miami Florida Supercon 2013

A couple weeks ago my oldest, A, and I headed down to Miami for the weekend to visit the Florida Supercon. I have been going to cons for about 13 years, off and on, and as soon as A was old enough to grasp what it was, I started taking him (and C, though he(…)

Activity

Baby Dragons

Baby Dragons

I have been doing aerial (think Cirque du Soleil) for about 5 months now. I met an amazing group of people through the class I joined to learn aerial techniques. Recently, they opened up a kid’s class, and I was excited to maybe have my kids share this fun art with me. It took a lot(…)