Monthly Archives: June 2015

Prep Your Car for Summer Travel

Prep Your Car for Summer Travel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueltheLove #CollectiveBias By now school is out all across the country, and if you’re like most families you’re about to ...
Two Girls, One Dad

Two Girls, One Dad

It’s the dilemma of many parents. The kids want to play a game with you, but all you have are 2-player classics like chess, checkers, Stratego or Connect 4. Or maybe you have Monopoly, Risk or some other game that supports four or mor ...
Evolution of the Automated Home

Evolution of the Automated Home

Every time we drive by one of the local parks, they girls comment on the fact that the merry-go-round isn’t there any more. One says to the other “I’m sad they took it out. It was fun.” The other replies “Yeah, ...
Thrift Treasure: Yahtzee Free for All

Thrift Treasure: Yahtzee Free for All

Like most of you, when we were growing up, one of our family’s staple games to pull out on game night was Yahtzee. We loved it so much we eventually got a copy of Triple Yahtzee which added three scoring columns, requiring you to choo ...
Innovative Grooming for Innovative Men

Innovative Grooming for Innovative Men

Many years ago I started sharing on a personal blog that I had created. It was a place for me to tell about my family. Vent about things that bothered me. Share quirky comments and lifeisms. It was an online diary that became more than just ...
Plunder Deduction Game Overview

Plunder Deduction Game Overview

One of the greatest joys of being a parent is watching your child’s intelligence build. Whether it is the math problem they need help with or tougher questions about current news, there eventually comes a day when you know they’ ...

Summer Fun. Summer Learning.

My girls never fail to surprise me. They’re out of school and what do they decide to do? School stuff. Well, I consider it school-type activities, but they don’t. The just consider it fun stuff. The Monday after school let out, ...
12 Realms Cooperative Game Overview

12 Realms Cooperative Game Overview

What if I told you that one of our favorite types of games to play has no single winner or loser? In fact, in these new cooperative games, either everyone wins or everyone loses! Players work together towards a common goal – sometimes ...
The Red Carpet Awaits!

The Red Carpet Awaits!

I have a tween. She reminds me a lot of myself when I was her age. Fun, active, energetic, helpful and… moody. That’s what the life of a tween girl is, right? From the time I first saw previews of Inside Out, I was excited (and ...