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NP – Ep 17 – Wake Up Baby!

Eric & Darrell join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss tests & education, holding our kids back, being an introvert as a parent, why it’s important to secure your IP camera, When Autism Speaks Kickstarter, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback! Stay to the end for some great listener submitted segments!

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

How I Learned I Was an Introvert, And How I’m Learning to Deal

Wake up baby! and how to secure your IP camera

Great Kickstarter project called: When Autism Speaks

From Listener Steve: A Message In Time

Toddler Translation
Thank you Dale for sending in the clip of Zoey & Joshua for sending in the clip of Zac!

Do you a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Kinetic Sand – $15, Lego Duplo and a cool balance bike – Strider
From Darrell: Memory Games
From Eric: Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Croak!

Thanks to Miles for recommending Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on streaming Amazon Prime!

Contact
Thanks to Steve & Shane for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find Darrell, Eric, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 16 – Tenacious Parenting

Eric & Kerry join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss overseeing your child’s health, epilepsy, finding a nanny or babysitter, encouraging our kids to like what we like, creating a calming bottle, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback! Stay to the end for some great listener submitted segments!

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

Nicole’s recommendation for new parents. It tracks everything! BabyConnect Available on iOS & Android

How to make a calmdown/timeout bottle

Turn any room into an interactive playground with this cool projector

Toddler Translation
Thank you Daniel for sending it clips of little Jude!

Do you a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Henry Le Worm $1.99 and Goldie Blox
From Eric: Super Mario 3D World on Wii U
From Kerry: Toca Doctor – 2.99 & Farm Heroes Saga – Free

From Thoren: Our 3 kids LOVE Rivers, Roads & Rails by Ravenburger Puzzles

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Hey That’s My Fish!

Thanks to Miles for recommending Team Umizoomi on streaming Amazon Prime!

Contact
Thanks to Heather, Heather & Karen for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

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

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 15 – What’s in a Name

Sam Jane & Special guest John Quiett from Nerd’s Domain join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss geeky names for kids, potty success, tests, Choremonster, calculating bedtime, kids hitting other kids, schedules, grandparents, the iPad becoming just another toy, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

Need help picking out a baby name? Try Juxtaname

The Grandparent Handbook

The iPad has just becoming one of Mateo’s toys. Great article on the Touchscreen generation

How to calculating your bedtime & the 90 Minute rule

Child Airplane Travel Harness

Toddler Translation
Thank you Kichelle for sending it clips of little Ben!

Do you a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Sneak HD (thank you Kichelle) – $1.99 & Endless Numbers – Free with $2.99 in app purchase
From SamJane: ABCmouse.com
From John: Playdough: Toy Time Race Game, Clue Jr., Qwirkle, Concentration and Nabi

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Ticket to Ride & the 1910 expansion (BIG CARDS!)

Contact
Thanks to Noelle & Charles for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find SamJane, John, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 14 – NotParents

It’s a Movielicious reunion! Sort of :) Good friends of the show Patrick Beja and Mark “Turpster” Turpin join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss what kind of parent we think we will be, expectations on having kids, infertility, how life changes after kids, new parent fear/guilt, the secret formula to parenting, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent

The Claim: Do Babies Tend to Look Like Their Fathers

Toddler Translation
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Eco-Kids Modeling Dough and if you’re interested in subscribing to Citrus Lane you can here! Use this link and get 50% off your first box.
From Patrick: Duolingo – Free
From Turpster: Knightmare Tower -$2.99

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Wits and Wagers Family

Contact
Thanks to Shem & Allen for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find Patrick, Mark, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 13 – Two Peas in a Turd

Hammond and Stacy Chamberlain from Beyond the Playlist with JHammondC join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss siblings relationships, being an only child, sleep problems, our “no duh” moments, introducing a pet to a new baby, food therapy, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

How to make a relaxing bottle timer for your kid.

How to prepare your dog before bringing your baby home.

Toddler Translation
Thank you Derek for sending in the clips of his adorable daughter Zoe to the show.
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Clumsy Ninja – Free
From Hammond: Jack Straws
From Stacy: Club Penguin, ABC Mouse, Starfall & Talking Ben the Dog – Free

From listener Felicia: Monkey Preschool Fix-It – $1.99 iOS & GooglePlay

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Bohnanza

Thanks to Chris from Boards and Swords for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Munchkin

Contact
Thanks to Shem & Allen for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find Stephen, Marc, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 12 – Major Spoilers: Kid Edition

Stephen from MajorSpoilers and Marc from The Wood Whisperer join us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sharing kids online, raising little geeks and nerds, getting shots, picky eaters, spring break, raising a child in a home with mixed ideologies, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

Buzzy Pain Relief System
BabyQ-Ribs Teether

Parenting Beyond Belief
42 Ingenious and Clever Tricks That Make Everyday Parenting So Much Fun

The Reluctant Father online book

Toddler Translation
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
From Nicole: Grandmas Kitchen & Grandpas Workshop
From Stephen: Plants vs Zombies, Fluxx, Storybots (JibJab), Minecraft iPad
From Marc: low tech hide and seek Bush game.

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Mice and Mystics

Contact
Thanks to Shem & Allen for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find Stephen, Marc, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Don’t forget to use the code NERDS for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

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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NP – Ep 11 – Sick Parents

Big thanks to Eric & Kerry for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss being sick, breaking bones, the dentist office, screen time for under 2, homework & technology at school, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Kids under 12

Doc who devised screen time limits says iPads may be OK for babies
Parenting in the Age of Apps

Great resources to help low income families get a PC

Toddler Translation
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: 100 Tiny Hands Kickstarter, Yo Gabba Gabba! Party in My Tummy – $1.99 and Dicecapades
Recommendation from Eric: Design Squad from PBSKids
Recommendation from Kerry: Bugs in the Garden – 99 cents

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Animal Upon Animal

Contact
Thanks to Sarah & Heather for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

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

Don’t forget to use the code NERD for 10% off your order from Chocolateness.us

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes!

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

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NP – Ep 10 – Chores Can Be Fun

Big thanks to Chris Bergman from Choremonster.com & Sam Jane for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss Christmas babies, sick kids, being away from home, should kids be rewarded for chores, how kids learn, family game night, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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

Should kids be rewarded for doing chores?

A list of resources for healthcare professionals supporting development of executive function skills.

Want to try out Groovebook? Download the app and use the code SPAGNUOLO32 and get a free book!

Toddler Translation
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Tiny Firefighters – Free, Happier – Free, 100 Vehicles – Free with $1.99 to unlock all vehicles, Toca Pet Doctor – $2.99
Recommendation from Chris: Disney Infinity, Monthly board game night: Agricola, Dominion, Small World and Resistance.
Recommendation from SamJane: EduCreations, Strategies for Regrouping with addition & Wikipedia

Thanks to Dan from GeekAllStars for his game recommendation at the end of the show: Monza

Contest!
Congrats to our first giveaway winners, Kate & Daniel!

Contact
Thanks to Mark, Felicia & Jessica for their questions and emails on Solicited Advice

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.

You can also find Chris, Sam Jane, & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes!

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

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NP – Ep 9 – Amazon Mom & Dad

Big thanks to Renee & JJ Valentine from the Valentine Cast for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss being a step-parent, Amazon baby registries & advice teams, keeping up with baby products, toddler translations & solicited feedback!

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Discussion References

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

Need an advice team for your Amazon Baby Registry?

Sign up for Amazon Mom

Check out the full list of all the products Nicole added (& commented on) to Renee & JJ’s Baby Advice Team :)

Want to try out Groovebook? Download the app and use the code SPAGNUOLO32 and get a free book!

Son filming Dad reacting to him passing Math :)

Nicole kickstartered the wet diaper detector and will report back once it’s produced. Update: The Kickstarter has ended and you can now purchase your own here!

Toddler Translation
Have a mp3 or video you want to send in to be on the show? Email us at nerdparents at gmail dot com and be sure to let Nicole know the word your little toddler is saying :)

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Baby First TV apps
Recommendation from Renee: Telestrations
Recommendation from JJ: Forbidden Island (App and board Game), Dicecapades Board Game, Pandemic, Flash Point Fire Rescue

Contest!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contact
Thanks to Ryan & Anonymous(you know who you are :) for their emails.

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.

You can also find Renee, JJ & Nicole on Twitter too!

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes!

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

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NP – Ep 8 – Foster the Little People

Big thanks to Shawn Coons & Kerry “Cleeo” for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss what it’s like to adopt or be a foster parent, fear in the media & in us, family game night suggestions, solicited feedback & our 1st giveaway!

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Discussion References
Congrats to Kerry for her winning essay on 3E Love

Woman wrote a “scathing obituary” about her mother and why she has no regrets

What Foster Parents Wish Other People Knew

News articles like these can make a new parent never want to leave the house

Some funny books on pregnancy & babies to help lighten the mood: Bun in the Oven & Let’s Panic about Babies
Milk in my Sippy Cup!

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Sesame Street Family Play – Free with in app optional purchases Who needs Flappy Bird when you have Flappy Bert :) – Free
Recommendation from Shawn: Blokus, Tsuro, Small World, Dominion, Forbidden Island, Dungeon Roll, HeroScape
Recommendation from Kerry: Chutes and Ladders and Boggle.

Great app suggestions from listener Ruth: BlipPhoto & Duck, Duck Moose apps

Contest!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contact
Thanks to Davey and Ruth for their emails.

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.

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

Also if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe in iTunes!

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