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NP – Ep 7 – Noob Parents

Big thanks to Kelly (from Movielicious poster fame :) and Eric Mahler (from Mr. Mom Daily) for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sleep training, shots, book recommendations, the worst advice given to us, what happens when mommy or daddy leaves town, picky eaters & family game night suggestions!

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What We Find On The Internet
Book Recommendations: Confessions of a Scary Mommy, Duck Tape Parenting

Something to try and help with the pain of shots: Buzzy Pain Relief System

What happens when Mom leaves town – As someone who use to travel a lot, I can verify most are true :)

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Sharing with DuckieDeck – $2.99 iOS & GooglePlay
Recommendation from Kelly: Battleship, Carcassone, Pictureka & Candyland. Lego and Kinect games on the xbox. DEMOS! Munchkin for the grownups. Kindoma and and Petting Zoo are fun apps.
Recommendation from Eric: Tsuro and Indigo

Thanks to Chris for the game recommendation at the end of the show. You can find him at Boards & Swords for more game recommendations!

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.

You can also find Kelly, Eric & 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 6 – When You’re Here, You’re Family minus Kids

Big thanks to Darrell of This Week In Trek and The Morning Stream for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss sleeping or lack there of, taking our kids out to dinner, Olive Garden want to hire you a babysitter, peanut butter, encouraging your kids to explore different activities & family game night suggestions!

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The Internet is Fun
Olive Garden is offering to pay for your babysitter!

Want to build your kid an art easel? Find plans & how to videos here!

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Toca Builder & Toca Hair Salon 2 both $2.99
Recommendation from Darrell: Bananagrams
Recommendation from Sam Jane: Crayons, Bath Crayons & Butcher Paper!
Recommendation from Kerry: Where’s My Water – Free & Friendship Circle App Review

Solicited Advice References
Thanks to Jess & Adam for their emails!

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.

You can also find Darrell, SamJane, 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!

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NP – Ep 5 – Sharing Your Kids Online

Big thanks to Scott & Kim Johnson of My Extra Life & all things FrogPants for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss is technology making us lazy, going from just the 2 of you to the 3 (or more) of you, shaming your kids online, how parenting has affected our nerdy interests, & family game night suggestions!

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The Internet is Fun
Why you shouldn’t shame your kids on the internet

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Elmo Loves 123 & Elmo Loves ABC – both are $4.99
Recommendation from Marc: Mattress Catapult (the more springy the better :)
Recommendation from Scott: Battlestar Galactica & the gym
Recommendation from Kim: Mad Libs – Paper & iOS & HeadsUP iOS

Solicited Advice References
Thanks to Rob & Erin for their emails!

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.

You can also find Scott, Kim, Marc & 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 4 – Internet Drama

Big thanks to Len and Nora Peralta of Jawbone Radio, Geek-A-Week & Monsters by Mail for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss Facebook drama, having a large family, potty training and much more!

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The Internet is Fun
Here is a video of a drawing Len did for me years ago: The Zombie Whisperers. Here is how you can hire Len & get some amazing artwork.

Josh Shipp – Helping Adults Understand Teens & Teens Understand Themselves

LootCrate: awesome monthly subscription for gamers & geeks!
Check out some great music over at MyNameIsChance.com

Great Geeky Music for Kids!
Robot from The Baby Grands

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: The Wiggles’ Alphabet Adventure – $2.99
Recommendation from Sam Jane: KiwiCrate! Sign up here and get $10 off
Recommendation from Len: Telestrations & Rock Band
Recommendation from Nora: Pit

Solicited Advice References

Has anyone tried the iPotty? Yes it’s real

Thanks to Jim for his email!

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.

You can also find Len, Nora, Nicole, Cleeo & Sam 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 3 – Keeper of the WiFi

Big thanks to Brian Dunaway of Comics Coast to Coast, Film Sack & The Final Score for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss laundry, restricting access to wifi, sleep deprivation, game suggestions for kids that like to role play, & how to balance traditional vs tech heavy parenting styles.

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The Internet is Fun
Brian referenced using XBMC on the OUYA (XBMC works on the PC as well)
We drool over SkyDog: A Web App and Smart Family Wi-Fi Router

Nicole backed a Kickstarter project called SoapSox and Mateo’s bathtime is a lot more fun :) Stuffed Animals in the tub!

Family Game Night!
Recommendation from Nicole: Chug Patrol – $4.99 – iOS & GooglePlay
Recommendation from Brian: Skylanders
Recommendation from Cleeo: Several ideas for toddler games that the big kids can get into! Scavenger hunts, “Power Tubes”, Washi Tape/Popsicle Sticks and matching, String art

Solicited Advice References
My Tot Clock – please note that it’s a little bright so you might put some window tint film on the front (good for the windows too!)

Great games to RPG games for kids: Lego Marvel, Lego Star Wars, classic Dungeons & Dragons or Dungeon Board Game

Thanks to Derek, Ryan, James & Lady Steinberg for their emails!

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.

You can also find Brian, Nicole, Cleeo & Sam 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 2 – Screen Time

Big thanks to Eric Van Skyhawk for joining us on this episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss capturing our kids every moment with technology, in app purchases and screen time.

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The Internet is Fun
Post-It Notes that a stay at home Dad leaves to his wife about parenting
Apple is refunding over $35 million in app purchases. Parents breath a sigh of relief because they don’t have find a use for all the Smurfberries their kids bought on their account.
Interview with 12 year old self

Family Game Night!

Recommendation from Eric: Stack the Countries & States

Solicited Advice

Book referenced in the show is called ScreenTime
Link to The Atlantic article called The Touch-Screen Generation

Thanks to Adam & Noelle W. for their emails!

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.

You can also find Eric, Nicole, Cleeo & Sam 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 1 – Trail of Teenager

Big thanks to Tina & Brian Ibbott of Coverville for joining us on our 1st episode of Nerd Parents! We discuss some of the trials and tribulations when having a teenager and remember some of our own misadventures as teens.

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Geeky Kids Music!

Check out The Board of Education and their song “Why is Dad So Mad” on their website for some great kids music.

Family Game Night!

Recommendation from Cleeo: Mad Libs – Free!
Recommendation from Brian: Qwirkle
Recommendation from Tina: Apples to Apples

Solicited Advice

Head over to 5 Love Languages & take the quiz to find out what kind of love you or your child responses best too.

Thanks to Dan & Ryan for their emails!

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.

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

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

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

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NP – Ep 0 – Oh Ya This Is Happening

It’s our launching episode and our panel of parents include NicoleSpag, Cleeo & SamJane! We promise for our 1st episode we will get some daddy perspective in the show :)

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The intro song is from Mr. Eric Van Skyhawk. Pick up one of his awesome albums on iTunes!

In this episode we discuss some of the resources we use for support & guidance.
From Nicole: (When pregnant) Pregtastic
From Sam: Whiskey & Tea
From Kerry: Sanctimommy on Facebook – warning: satire. Satire can be HARD.

Family Game Night!
Monster Socks: $2.99
Endless Reader: $4.99

Want to be on the show? Send in your questions for the Solicited Advice segment of the show!

Nerd Parents is a proud part of the FrogPants Megafeed and can be found at Frogpants.com!

Once we are in iTunes I’ll be sure to update Facebook & Twitter. Thanks for everyones support as we launch this show!

Welcome to Nerd Parents!

We are super excited to announce the launch of Nerd Parents! This is a website and audio show dedicated to providing a positive, supportive and fun place for nerdy parents & kids! Please give a listen to the show and subscribe to us on iTunes or whatever rss reader you like! You can also be a part of the show by submitting a question to our Solicited Advice section of the show.