A Dallas Mom Blog

Welcome to The Nerd’s Wife, a Dallas Mom Blog that offers insights into parenting, technology, recipes, crafts, and more. We’re passionate about sharing creative ideas that can take your world one step further.

Here are some of our most popular posts:

Fresh Fruit PopsFresh Fruit Pops Firecracker PopcornFirecracker Popcorn Pie in a JarPie in a Jar
Hot Chocolate SpoonsHot Chocolate Spoons "HomemadeHomemade Bath Fizzies Heart CrayonsHeart Crayons


More About Us

The Nerd's Wife Family

A family photo on our trip to British Columbia to visit The Nerd’s family!

Arena Blake is The Nerd’s Wife, a wannabe photographer, crafter, baker, and technology junkie. She writes about her family’s exploits in Dallas, thoughts on parenting, and the latest technology for moms. She has also written for Kids Activities Blog, Dallas Moms Blog, and She Is Dallas.

James Blake is The Nerd, a geek who loves all things gaming and technology. He provides a dad’s perspective on the latest gadgets and games. Email him at james@thenerdswife.com.

Jet Skidmore is Arena’s sister and mom of three young children. She joined the team in 2013 as a contributor and shares creative ideas for large families and tips for the stylish mom. She lives in New Mexico.


A Dallas Mom Blog

In November 2011, we welcomed our only son, Andrew into the world six weeks early. I shared the story of my extended medical stay, preeclampsia and his birth on this blog.

We have two puppies: Georgie is a feisty pomeranian who loves to tease his sister and won’t leave my side for anything. Kaylee is a spunky beagle whose favorite place is under the couch (or the covers). She gets into everything and is always contemplating her next adventure.

We both graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Whoop! Yup, we’re Aggies and we’re proud of it!

The Nerd's Wife Aggies

Here we are before the A&M vs. Baylor football game. We had awesome seats!

How We Met

We met in College Station, which is the place where all great things start anyway. I had already graduated, but he was still in school. I was a reporter for the local newspaper, working long days and often late nights.

Our very first date was to the campy, graphic novel film 300. I don’t remember most of the film because I was too busy staring into his big, blue eyes. I was smitten, and I guess he was, too. We saw each other pretty much every day after that. We were constantly together.

Pretty soon, his nerdiness started to rub off on me. I found myself trying to play computer games and wearing Transformers masks.

The Nerd's Wife Transformers

This is us at James’ 23rd birthday party. It was Transformers themed!

The Rest of the Story

We soon got married and found ourselves living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As our lives changed and we grew up, I started trying my hand at different recipes, taking photos and documenting our adventures to ease my itch to write.

And, thus, this blog was born.

The Nerd's Wife Wedding

This is us at our wedding!

The Blog

The Nerd’s Wife is an eclectic mix of life lessons, photography, recipes, reading and nerdy things.

Each month, we receive more than 55,000 unique visitors with 150,000 page views.

We have more than 750 email subscribers, 2,000 Facebook fans and 5,000 Twitter followers.

And we’re continually growing!

You may e-mail me with any questions that you have.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy your time here!


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