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Nerd Parents 44: Santa Baby

Special guest Chris Marsh, Eric and Nicole talk about Santa, baking cookies, our favorite holiday songs, Christmas blues, playing video games with our kids, being prepared, toddler translations, family game night and solicited advice!

Cuddles with Dad

Cuddles with Dad

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

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Tadpool Alliance Guild on Earthen Ring

The most amazing cookie ever (plus 33 more)

Hello Santa: Custom video chat and message with Santa
38 Clever Christmas Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Our favorite holiday music:
Nicole: Barenaked for the Holidays

Eric: Charlie Brown Christmas
Chris: The Darkness: It’s Christmas Time, Seth MacFarlane: Holiday For Swing

Scary Santa visits from Buzzfeed

A Dad’s experiment playing old console games with his 4 year old

From Wired Magazine: Talking to the Dead and the website called DeathSwitch

Great Dad resources from listener David:
Books: Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook For New Dads, The Baby Owner’s Manual, and Show Dad How.
Podcasts: Slate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting

Eric’s New Podcast! Eric’s VG Mixtape

Family Game Night
Nicole: Get Gilbert, Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift
Eric: Stampy Cat on YouTube, Alcazar on iPhone
Chris: Xbox One: Chariot, Diablo 3

Contact
Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 43: Happy Holidays

This episode goes out to all of our Nerd Parents supporters! Kerry, Eric and Nicole talk about holidays, making gifts, cooking holiday dinner, cookies, temper tantrums, night terrors, toddler translations, family game night and solicited advice on kids refusing to poop and great resources for kids to learn programming!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Getting cheese for Colette :)

Going to try and go free/cheap christmas from Pintrest

A very toddler Christmas activities

2 hour turkey

13 Tips for handling night terrors

Sample phone contracts for teens to sign

Family Game Night
Nicole: Puzzles, Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar, Lego Movie Lego Game
Eric: Sportsfriends on PS3/PS4 http://sportsfriendsgame.com/, Eden on iPhone/iPad http://edengame.net/
Kerry: Rummikub, XboxOne: You Don’t Know Jack, Fibbiage, Drawful

From Kristina: Great resources for teaching kids programming & engineering – Digital Dream Labs, 8 Toys that Expose Kids to Programming and Engineering, Code Combat, MOSS and a great list of toys that teach computer programming

Contact
Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 42: It’s Good to Give

This episode goes out to all of our Nerd Parents supporters! Dan “Geek Jock” Patriss and Nicole talk about night terrors, going to the library, puberty, getting involved in charity, World Prematurity Day, fun learning songs, lots and lots of great family board games, family game night and solicited advice!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Dan’s charity event he runs at Gamers for Cures and Nicole’s Charity event at Woodworkers Fighting Cancer

Great post on how to handle & recognize Night Terrors

A wonderful collection of learning songs your kids will probably love

November 17th was World Prematurity Day. Share your story over on World Prematurity Day’s Facebook page. 51 preemie babies then and now
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Tips for saying a secular grace Nicole’s favorite is the Johnny Appleseed song

12 signs of constipation in a child

Family Game Night
Nicole: Pley – Lego rental subscription!, Trivial Pursuit
Dan: Shrimp Cocktail, Rhino Hero, Splendor and Hed Banz
From listener Saskia: My First Carcassonne Game, Ghost Blitz, Rummikub and Colonists of Catan Junior

Check out the Friday Zone on YouTube!

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Contact
Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 41: Taming The Toys

This episode goes out to Nora our newest Nerd Parents supporter! Kerry, Eric and Nicole talk about our favorite kids, taming the toys, raising socially aware kids, social & society filters, Blizzcon, family game night and solicited advice!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

If you could change 1 thing about your body what would you change?

Simplicity Parenting and how to tame the toys

Ask the Mediatrician

Random Acts

Family Game Night
Nicole: Hungry Hungry Hippos, Minion Operation, MarcoPolo Weather
Kerry: Dance Central 2015
Eric: Monument Valley and Disney Infinity 2.0

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Contact
Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

You can also find Eric, Kerry and Nicole on Twitter too!

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Nerd Parents 40: Picture Day

Sorry for the delay everyone! Stephen Schleicher and Nicole talk about where our time goes, school pictures, birth order, family dynamics, helping kids become more independent, growing pains, bedtime routines, family game night and solicited advice!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Birth Order and Personality

Funny blog post from a mom to her third child

A guide to getting your kids to bed

Step2 Boy’s Loft and Storage Twin Bed

Bathtime Color Tablets

Disney Collector on Youtube and Hobby Kids TV on YouTube

Mom Launches Petition Against Toys R Us Over ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines

Music Recommendation
Thanks to Darrell and Jim for their music recommendation Caspar Babypants

From Stephen Hulk Family Fingers :)

Family Game Night
Nicole: Fat Princess on iOS and Go Away Big Green Monster on iOS and Book
Stephen: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game, Pick Up Sticks on iOS, Storybots on YouTube

Contact
Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 39: Annoyingly Festive

Kerry, Nicole & Eric talk about decorating for the holidays, pumpkin patches, parents that act worse than their kids, riding the bus, school dress codes, helping kids handle stress, family game night and solicited advice on handling our kids behavior!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Mom Cleverly Dresses Up Son’s Wheelchair With Amazing Halloween Costumes

Talking Point: Why yoga pants are incredibly dangerous to today’s youth

Book recommendation from Saskia Unconditional Parenting

New Podcast recommendation: Dad’s of Destiny

Family Game Night
Nicole: The Great Cookie Thief (iOS and GooglePlay), Mateo learned to ride his Tricycle!
Eric: LiquidSketch on iPad and MiP, the Balancing Robot!
Kerry: Rummikub

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: King of Tokyo Halloween expansion Head over to Gamers for Cures to find out how you can participate in the 24 hour board game marathon benefitting the Turner Syndrome Society.

Contact

Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 38: Back it Up

Matthew, Nicole & Eric talk about potty regression, going to the laundry mat, why you should back up your pictures, dropbox, converting physical media to digital, imaginary friends, preparing for a birthday party, kids sticking stuff up their nose, family game night and solicited advice involving being an only child and socializing for shy kids!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Carpet Cleaner

If you aren’t using Dropbox, use this link and get an additional 500MB of free space.

Groovebook: Use this great service to back up your pictures from your phone. Use the code SPAGNUOLO32 and get a free book full of 100 pictures
Brain Child Magazine

New Homestar Runner!

Toddler Translation
Thanks to Adam and Sky for sending in a clip of little Theo!
If you have a mp3 or video of your cute little toddler you can send it in to be on the show! Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word/phrase your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night
Nicole: Miniature Animals, Disney Infinity 2.0
Matthew: Logo Game (iOS) and Mario Cart 8
Eric: Retron Retro Gaming System, Tearaway & Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Fearsome Floors

Contact

Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

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Nerd Parents 37: A Different Kind of Dad

Scott Johnson joins Nicole & Kerry this week to talk about what it’s like to be the first generation of parents in the age of ieverything, lying to strangers, daughters keeping their last name, taking on a different roll as a parent, following our dreams, family game night and solicited advice involving sleep and picky eaters!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)

Scott dedicated an episode of Diary of a Cartoonist to his daughter. Give a listen

Herga Berga: Daddy and Daughter Art Fun Happy Time. Scott Johnson and Carter Johnson take a theme, and each draw a take on that theme without showing each other.

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

An Artist Mom Started Letting Her Four-Year-Old Daughter Finish Her Sketches

Nicole highly recommends these for babies that are breaking out of their swaddle. Zipadeezip

Great way to get your kid involved in cooking: Learning or Kitchen Tower

Family Game Night
Nicole: Lego & Playdoh
Kerry: Kurio Kids Tablet
Scott: Addon with iPad

From listener Natalie: Rachael and the Treeschoolers

Contact

Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

You can also find Scott, Kerry & Nicole on Twitter too!

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Nerd Parents 36: Tiny Little Mirrors

Charles McFall joins Nicole this week to talk about homeschooling & charter schools, socializing, having multiple kids, Pee-Wee Herman, moving, handling scary stuff, common core standards in school and family game night!

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Discussion References
Find all of the games, products, apps & just about everything else we have discussed on all of our shows in our Amazon Store

Thanks to our sponsor Doghouse Systems for their support. Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)!

Homeschooling resources: K12.org, PBSkids.org

Free kids workshops at Home Depot

Great article: ZOMBIE GENOCIDEST: HOW MY PRESCHOOLER BECAME A LEFT 4 DEAD PRO

Common Core standards

Florida opts out of common core

Common Core Yes or No Debate

3 Parenting Books Nicole is currently reading
Unconditional Parenting
Playful Parenting
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Music
From My Lifesuckers

Family Game Night
Nicole: MarcoPolo Ocean – Free, Poke-A-Dot!: Who’s in the Ocean?
Charles: Shrek the Musical, LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Peekaboo Sesame Street, Doctor Who on Netflix

Contact

Have a question you want answered in Solicited Advice or a kids band you’d like to hear on the show? Head over to our contact form and write to us! You can also follow us on Twitter @NerdParents. Can’t wait for an answer? Head over to our forum section at MyExtraLife or join our Facebook page!

You can also find Charles & Nicole on Twitter too!

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Disclosure: Some links go to Amazon and purchasing through the link supports the show! Thank you!