If your kids are like our kids, they are obsessed with Minecraft. Still! Kids of all ages are loving this game, and well, let’s just say, it’s here  to stay. That’s why we were so glad to welcome former Cool Mom Picks associate editor, now New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson to Spawned, for an all things Minecraft episode. She’s the author of a new fictional middle grade book, Minecraft Mob Squad, that’s sooooo good.

Whether you want to understand the appeal, or to learn cool ways that you can engage with your kids’ obsession with Minecraft (it’s a wonderful way to connect with your kids!), we’ve got the scoop.

And Delilah’s tips actually may include Dramamine. (You’ll have to listen to the episode to understand why!)

You can do that here, but also, make sure you’re a Spawned subscriber so you never miss an episode! Make sure to pick up Delilah’s book, Minecraft Mob Squad, at your local bookstore or online, wherever you get your books.


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Our Cool Picks of the Week

Le Bon Shoppe varsity socks

Delilah: Barebells Protein bars. Yum!

Kristen: The Le Bon Shoppe socks are pretty much the only socks Kristen wears!

Liz: Liz is raving about the SheBird tank with a built-in bra. Oooh, they have dresses too.