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Nerd Parents 35: BOGO Babies

Renee & JJ Valentine are back to talk with Nicole about newborns, multiples discount, baby wearing, baby tracking apps, bottles, the tech of breastfeeding, pumping, swings, to steam or not steam clean, maple syrup pee, Facebook parenting groups, talking lots of pictures, saving baby clothes, when kids fall 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 :)!

Pink Robots Kickstarter

Firefly Funko Toys

MIT Breast Pump Hackathon

Maple syrup urine disease

Facebook Group for Parenting
Multiple Munchkins
Everyday Baby Wearing
Dairy Queens
Exclusive Pumping Moms

All of the baby products Renee & JJ referenced in the show
Dad’s Guide to Twins (book)
Baby Bottle Holder for Hands Free Bottle Feeding
Fisher-Price Rock and Play Sleeper
Fisher-Price Deluxe Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat
Jessica Hipps Etsy Store – adorable hats and more!
Spectra Baby USA S2 Hospital Grade Double/single Breast Pump with Tote
Dr. Browns Bottles
Mei Tei baby carrier
Moby Baby Wrap
Baby K’tan baby wrap

Total Baby – $4.99 and Baby Connect iOS and Baby Connect Android – $4.99

Family Game Night
Nicole: Playstation Gold Headset, Star Wars Lego DVD, Star Wars bath toys
J.J.: Destiny

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 Renee, J.J. & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 34: Game On

Eric and Nicole discuss “snow days”, gaming with kids, Halloween stores & scary movies, sleep problems, new study on kids game time, kids music 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 :)!

A great resource for parents & teachers

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems: Sleeping, Feeding, and Behavior–Beyond the Basics

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Video Game High School – Streaming on Netflix

Major Spoilers Costume contest! Enter today for a chance to win an iPad mini

Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight

Kids Music
My Crazy Uncle by Soundzania

Family Game Night!
Nicole: Writing Wizard – $2.99, Wild Kratts on Netflix
Eric: PBSKids.org

From our listeners: From Matt – I want to introduce Animal Jam, one of the fastest-growing destinations for kids to learn, play and connect with other children on the web. Next week, the company is announcing some major milestones, including revenue growth and community expansion.

From Meghan – I just wanted to let you know that the family-friendly video game movie Press Start is now available to watch free online!

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Rhino Hero

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 & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 33: Mama Bear

Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss dealing with other peoples kids in public, double checking medical advice, moving from a crib to a bed, kids cosplay at DragonCon, being expelled from Preschool over parents Facebook posts, deciding when to have a baby, toddler translations 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

Doghouse Systems is having a back to school sale on laptops! Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)!

Child Reportedly Expelled From Preschool Over His Mother’s Facebook Posts

15 Year Old Who “SWATTED” Gamer Convicted Of Domestic Terrorism; 25 Years To Life In Federal Prison

Toddler Translation
Thanks to Lisa for sending in a clip!
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: Chug Patrol (iOS), Thomas the Train Railway Sets
Kerry: Darby Smart (Kiwi Crate for adults!)
Eric: Train Conductor 1 and 2 (iOS)

From our listeners: Touchable Bubbles from Chris and Play-i programmable robots from Adam.

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Plucky Pilot

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 & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 32: OOPS

Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss getting sick in the summer, sleeping through the night, school uniforms, more back to school, protecting your iPad, flushing toilets, ‘morning sickness’, great resources for dads, 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

Doghouse Systems is having a back to school sale on laptops! Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)!

LifeProof cases for iPhones and iPads

The Potty Stool for Toddler Toilet Training Step Stool that Nicole discussed on the show.

Great article on pregnancy sickness. If you are pregnant and need support here are a few resources (including us!):
Beyond Morning Sickness: Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum A great book with a lot of stories and history of the disease
Hyperemesis Gravidarum Support and Research Forums

Resources for new dads (and moms :)
Video – Pregnancy for Dummies

Book – The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be
Social Network for Dads – Life of Dad
Podcast – Turning this Car Around

Kid Music

First Day by Board of Education

Family Game Night!
Nicole: Castle of Illusion
Kerry: Tenzi, Where’s My Mickey(iOS), Pokyo (streaming on Amazon Prime), Bubbles
Eric: Minecraft

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Fun Farm

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 & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 31: Toddler Bloodsport

This week Matthew Peterson, Marc and Nicole discuss back to school shopping, daycare, potty training, rough play, nerd babies, apps to control phones, disney vacation, newborn must haves 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

Doghouse Systems is having a back to school sale on laptops! Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)!

Potty Watch for Potty Training

These made me laugh: Pintrest Baby Photo Fails and Nerd Babies

Curious what you guys think of this: Apps that control a child’s phone

Family Game Night!
Nicole: Animal Mechanicals on Streaming Netflix
http://www.amazon.com/Boom-Blox-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B000YDIYFG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408469479&sr=8-1&keywords=boom+blocks
Marc: Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Matthew: Boom Blox on the Wii

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 Matthew, Marc & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 30: Back to School

This week Brian Dunaway, Kerry and Nicole discuss back to school, after school jobs, Montessori, sharing, bubbles, circumcision, setting up a will or trust, explaining death of a loved one to a child, toddler translations 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

Doghouse Systems is having a back to school sale on laptops! Use the code NERD and get 120GB SSD upgrade when you order (plus you’re supporting the show :)!

From Daniel on our Facebook page: This Mom Perfectly Explains Why She Does Not Teach Her Kids To Share

A great safe place to ask questions about circumcision & raising intact boys

Need to make out a will or trust? Head over to GetYourShittogether.org for a great checklist to get you started.

How to build a pull toy from The Wood Whisperer

All by myself Preschool Boxes: A great way to get your kids excited by old toys and puzzles.

Rewind the Future

Toddler Translation
Thanks to Chris, Tyler and Molly & Zander and Amanda & Derek and Zoe for sending in clips!
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: Bean Bag Kids: Little Red Riding Hood, Daniel Tiger’s Day and Night and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood streaming for free on Amazon Prime
Brian: For the older kids: Clash Of Clans and Pocket Avatars

Kerry: Run Forrest Run (iOS)
Cooking Fast and Fresh with West

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Coloretto

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 Kerry, Brian & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 29: Below the Belt

This week Eric, Kerry and Nicole discuss back to school shopping, long distance grandparents, circumcision, Eric’s worst poop nightmare coming true, UTI’s, Cognitive behavioral therapy, how to stay healthy with a newborn, toddler translations 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

A great safe place to ask questions about circumcision & raising intact boys

Back to School time and Kerry found a great backpack over at Garnet Hill

Toddler Translation
Thanks to Crystal and Alan & Mercedes for sending in clips!
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: Bugs & Bubbles, ME-IFY Potty Star, Puzzlejuice and Bonza all iOS
Kerry: Hexiled (iOS)
Eric: Thomas Was Alone iOS

From Veronica at Immersed Games a Kickstarter Campaign to create an online education world for kids

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Maximum Throwdown

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 Kerry, Eric & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 28: Nerd GrandParents

Kim Price from DogHouse Systems and Ladies of L33t join Eric and me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss becoming a grandparent, how to find bargains for baby stuff, end of summer fun, something that might give you a better night sleep, what does it mean to be a parent, how to determine if an older movie is appropriate for your kids, toddler translations 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

Nicole has been having a terrible time sleeping so she tried a pillow wedge.

Once Upon A Child: a great resource for gently used baby clothing & toys. Check to see if they are in your area!

Nicole’s recommendation for a baby/night monitoring camera: Astak Pan/Tilt IP Camera. More information on the app that comes with the camera. Also be sure to secure it!

Some recommendations on Facebook Pages to follow to get some inspiration for kid activities: CarrotsROrange, Toddler Approved and Teach Preschool

Here is the link to the Ghostbusters Parents Guide on IMDB page

Toddler Translation
Thanks to Josh & Oden and Adam, Sky & Seba for sending in clips! Check out Josh’s podcast Parentally Challenged too!
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 :)

Here’s the song Seba is singing if you want to sing a long!
Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat, Little dirty birdie’s feet,
French fried eyeballs swimming in a pool of blood—
And I forgot my spoon!

Family Game Night!
Nicole: Eric Carle’s ABC Game – Travel Tin and Pixel and Parker (iOS)
Kim: Cards Against Humanity – not for small kids! :)
Eric: Doki-Doki Universe on PS3

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Mancala

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 Kim, Eric & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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

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Nerd Parents 27: Cobra Parenting

Matthew Peterson from Major Spoilers joins Kerry and me on this episode of Nerd Parents! This week we discuss comic books, pets & toddlers, handling the death of a pet, diabetes, back to school, driving our kids around, photoshop in the media, to hide or not hide the veggies, cord banking family, tv time for mom or dad 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

App called Timeaway helps manage your kids device time and app usage

Petition asking Seventeen magazine to stop using photoshop on models

New Miss Idaho proudly wears insulin pump

An argument for why you shouldn’t hide the veggies

Toddler Translation
None this show but 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: All about The Very Hungry Caterpillar right now. Streaming free on Netflix, iOS app, book & tons of awesome craft projects
Matthew: Just Dance on WiiU, Monopoly (iOS) & BeanWorld (comic book)
Kerry: HayDay app – Free

From Listener Scott: Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader & Endless Numbers

Thanks to Dan & Lauren from GeekAllStars for their great game recommendation at the end of the show: Spot It

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 Matthew, Kerry & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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