Black Widow in my Garage!

Oooh, look! Big spider!

I live in a small town in the high and dry southwest corner of Colorado. We have lots of critters here, including deer, elk, black bears, and black widow spiders. I did know that it was possible for black widows to live in my neighborhood, but until a couple of days ago, I didn't know [...]

Don’t Minecraft While Sedated


The cartoon xkcd is one of my favorite nerdy comics. For your Friday fun, here is a strip about Minecraft. The moral of the story: don't let your noob friends into your Minecraft world while they're recovering from wisdom teeth extraction. Happy Friday!

Bedtime Math Stories

Bedtime Math 2

As a nerdy mom, I'm always looking for fun ways to help my kids develop their math skills. When I received an offer to review "Bedtime Math" and "Bedtime Math 2," I was excited to see what the books were all about. The "Bedtime Math" books are written by Laura Overdeck and illustrated by Jim [...]

Don’t Fear the Storm (Quote)

quote on overcoming fear

I've been on a quest to find and share great quotes this week, and here is another keeper! Enjoy and share!

Courage (T.S. Eliot quote)


Since I'm reading this book and loving the great quotes it contains, I'll share another one here. It's by T.S. Eliot: "Only those who risk going far can possibly find out how far one can go." Share and enjoy.

Courage is… (Mark Twain quote)


    - Mark Twain photo source  

What if You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

book cover

As much as I wish I could say I'm strong and brave, the truth is I'm very cautious, and even fearful. I am an excellent worrier. I worry about the future, the present and the past. I worry about things that I cannot control. I worry about things that happened years ago. Even though I [...]