Monthly Archives: February 2015

And Their Kids Lived Happily Ever After

And Their Kids Lived Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a little girl. Bright eyed and full of happiness. As she grew up, I watched the sweetness turn to wisdom and compassion. At the ripe age of 10, she is wiser and more caring than many adults I know. When I’m ...
The Best Party Game in the World?

The Best Party Game in the World?

Yep, that’s a pretty bold claim. I mean, there’s a ton of self-described ‘party games’ out there after your hard-earned dollars. From classics like Pictionary and Charades, to modern-day offerings like Cards Against ...
Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Old maid, Go Fish and Crazy 8’s….childhood staples. Card games I played as a child, and games familiar to my kids. So when I found a version called Crazy A’s by Wiggity Bang Games that I could play with my littles that would help them learn ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Looney Labs)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Looney Labs)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
Recipe: Honey-Infused Deviled Eggs

Recipe: Honey-Infused Deviled Eggs

Here’s a little something you didn’t know about my wife’s family. They used to raise their own honey bees. Yes, it’s exactly as you would imagine. Her dad suiting up in one of those full-bodied bee-proof outfits arme ...
Thrift Treasure: Noodlers

Thrift Treasure: Noodlers

I guess you could say I’ve been on a bit of a single-player puzzle kick lately. There are so many different brain-stumping challenges available, from Rubik’s Cubes to portable puzzles with increasingly difficult levels, there re ...
Taking Advice and Boots from Scarecrows

Taking Advice and Boots from Scarecrows

Fashion inspiration can come in the most unlikely of places. For instance, a scarecrow. Care to hear a funny story about a cute pair of boots on an abandoned scarecrow? I don’t know about you but we didn’t have much money in the ...

Movie Update: McFarland and Cinderella

On January 2nd, we shared with you the 2015 Disney movie slate so you could plan ahead and start looking forward to what was to come. After we had a chance to see it at the theater, we gave you a few reasons why we enjoyed Strange Magic. (H ...
I Moustache You to Play this Game

I Moustache You to Play this Game

I have to come clean about something. Last November while attending the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier I glossed over a game from Spin Master that was brand new and making its debut. I judged it immediately as too juvenile for my ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Ravensburger)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Ravensburger)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...