May the 4th Be With You!


I thought it appropriate that our first post would be on May the 4th.  William and I are both nerds and what better way to start our blog than with a nerdy Star Wars Day post?  Don’t worry, I won’t be talking all about Star Wars or even nerdy things today (or any other day).  We will review some nerdy things along the way, but it’s not our focus.


Let’s start with a little bit of Star Wars Day history.  There’s really not all that much to say on the subject.  The first Star Wars Day was in 2011.  It started out as a fan-run community event in Toronto, Canada and spread like wildfire due to the internet and social media.  Since that day May 4th has been considered the unofficial official Star Wars Day.  That particular day, for those of you who haven’t put two and two together, was chosen because of a play on the famous words “May the force be with you” from the films.

This day would have been a perfect release day for the original film, A New Hope, but was not the release day.  The original movie release was 25 May 1977.  May 25th is celebrated as Geek Pride Day.  Star Wars is a phenomenon that has no equal.


Who are Mommy and Ninja?

MOMMY:  I am a front end manager at a large local grocery chain; I work full-time.  I spend as much time with my son as my job allows.  Once he goes to sleep at night, it’s video game time!  I’ve given up on reading comics because the choice between vegging out with a video game or reading a comic had to be made.  I still read the occasional comic, but I’m way behind on everything.

NINJA:  As mentioned, we’re nerds.  William is 4 years old and already a nerd.  He likes video games and comic books.  He can beat the first three bosses in Skylanders Trap Team all by himself…this kid is crazy good at that game.  He can’t read at all, but he loves to “read” his comic books; he sits and makes up stories based on the pictures.  He won’t let someone read to him, but he loves to make up his own stories.  William is also a student at a local dojo that teaches American Kenpo.  He is in the pre-school class and is currently a yellow belt.  The belts mean almost nothing in the pre-school class, but he is quite proud of himself.


What is Mommy and Ninja? 

We want to share our experiences with various products that we’ve bought and played with so that you might be able to save your money by not buying the same piece of junk that we bought.  We don’t want to just share the bad experiences; we want to share them all.  All of the content on Mommy and Ninja will be child appropriate and safe for work.  No need to ever worry about your little one or your boss seeing something that you ought not be looking at.

This is not my first blog.  My first one was a mommy blog while I was a stay-at-home mom.  When I first started working, I was a Night Crew Manager working 10pm-7am and just didn’t have the time to dedicate to blogging if I wanted to see my son and sleep.  Unfortunately, my domain name was purchased by someone in the interim and I had to start fresh.

We will be doing some giveaways along the road, once we get into our stride.  We will share all kinds of reviews; everything from toys to kitchen items to money-saving apps to anything under the sun.  I’ll be pulling some of my old reviews that I still have from my first blog, Worn Baby Shoes and sharing those as well.  Most of the toys we review now will be for toddlers, but I have a ton of reviews for baby items that I’d love to share again.  They’ll just be sprinkled in with our regular content.


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