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What Kind of Geek Mom Are You? Take the Quiz to Find Out

 

Is “dress up” as much fun for you as it is for your kids?

Perhaps you get super excited when Planet Earth marathons are on TV?

Does your “me-time” involve a big box of Sudoku puzzles?

If so, you might just be a Geek Mom!

According to Geek Mom authors Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenni Williams, being a geek is a state of mind, and that state of mind leads us to explore our interests and approach the world with endless curiosity. Geek moms apply the same dedication and attention to detail to their parenting.

But there are different kinds of Geek Moms! When it comes to raising your kids, what kind of Geek Mom are you?

Take the quiz below to find out.


What Kind of Geek Mom Are You?

1) You know you’re a geek because:
a) You always try to check out more books from the library than is allowed at any one time.
b) You know the scientific name for every backyard animal. In Latin.
c) You refuse to buy a laptop case, and prefer to make your own, better case from leftover fabric
scraps.
d) You love to play “dress up” just as much, if not more than, your kids. You’ve opened up the back of
your television for fun, just to see what was inside.
e) You’ve opened up the back of your television for fun, just to see what was inside.

2) It’s a rainy Saturday and the kids are bored. You suggest:
a) Playing a role-playing game like Dungeons and Dragons.
b) Having a Planet Earth marathon.
c) Making stuffed felt monster toys. A great way to teach the kids to sew!
d) Breaking out the costumes and putting on a play.
e) Plugging in the extra Xbox controller; it’s time for a family video game tournament!

3) The movie/TV show you can’t wait to share with your kids is:
a) Sherlock Holmes: No one can resist a good mystery, and Sherlock’s use of logic and problem solving
is educational!
b) Mythbusters: Who doesn’t love super cool science experiments and those hilarious hosts?
c) “Wall-E:” It’s hard to dislike this resourceful little robot’s search for love.
d) Doctor Who: Time-travel, witty British, aliens, and adventure—what more could a kid ask for?
e) The “Star Wars” movies: May the force be with your kids as they watch this science fiction classic.

4) Your favorite geek quote is:
a) “Oh, HONESTLY, don’t you two read?” –Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
b) “Whatever’s logical and in the interest of all mankind, we’ll do exactly the opposite.” –Captain
Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, Battlestar Galactica.
c) “Yes, sir, Cap’n Tightpants!” –Kaylee, Firefly.
d) “You’re a vampire. Oh, I’m sorry. Was that an offensive term? Should I say undead American?” –Buffy,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
e) “Why you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherder!” –Princess Leia, “Star Wars Episode IV:
Return of the Jedi.”

5. “Me Time” can be a real luxury when you’re a geek mom. When you have free time, you:
a) Buy a big book of Sudoku puzzles. The satisfaction of completing a puzzle is second to none.
b) Spend some time in the garden. Weeding, watering, and pruning relieve tension. (The Made Scientist
Geek Mom).
c) Start a new knitting project. You can finally make that Narnia-inspired hat you’ve been itching to
make!
d) Peruse a vintage store for clothing and cosplay ideas. You never know where you might find your next
inspiration.
e) Update your blog and read what others have been writing. Connecting with other moms online always
relaxes and inspires you.


Results
Mostly A’s: The Mensa Geek Mom
You love learning, especially with your kids. You are endlessly curious, and try to instill that curiosity in your children everyday. So try boosting your child’s imagination by creating a story where each of your writes one sentence, leaving the other person to imagine what will happen next and write the next sentence!

Mostly B’s: The Mad Scientist Geek Mom
You love science and the natural world, and sharing that love with your children is important to you. You love anything that will teach your kids how the world around them works. Try examining rock formations where you live with your family to learn more about how the land was formed!

Mostly C’s: The Crafty Geek Mom
You’re a DIY goddess with a love for handicrafts and anything homemade. By teaching your kids how to sew, knit, mend, fix, and build anything, you give them the tools to be creative workers and thinkers. Try a new craft with your kids to learn a skill together, like natural tie-dying or creating wire jewelry!

Mostly D’s: The Cosplayer Geek Mom
You’re a DIY goddess with a love for handicrafts and anything homemade. By teaching your kids how to sew, knit, mend, fix, and build anything, you give them the tools to be creative workers and thinkers. Try a new craft with your kids to learn a skill together, like natural tie-dying or creating wire jewelry!

Mostly E’s: The Techie Geek Mom
You love technology and are fascinated by how things work. By getting your kids involved in your love of all things tech, they become more engaged in how machines work in a fast-changing world. A great way to get them interested is to build a simple website where they can learn coding and web design.

 
 








 


 
About the Book
Geek Mom
Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families
Written by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson and Jenny Williams
Category: Crafts & Hobbies – Knitting
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $19.99
 
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