Monthly Archives: March 2016

Even Our Non-Gamer Loves Yo-Kai Watch

Even Our Non-Gamer Loves Yo-Kai Watch

Having two brothers very close in age, I was able to see the power of sibling bonding. They were – and still are – best friends; doing things together, sharing experiences, enjoying time together. Did they fight growing up? What ...
Bang! You’re (Walking) Dead!

Bang! You’re (Walking) Dead!

We’ve been regularly attending a weekly game night group that we discovered on Meetup.com. It’s been a little over two years since our first meeting and while we had always played board games as a family, we hadn’t really ...
Tips to Help Your Athletes Find Success

Tips to Help Your Athletes Find Success

It’s a parent’s job to be a perpetual cheerleader for the entire family. Parents need to find ways to pull out the best abilities in education, pursuit of the arts and socially. However, the most prominent place where we see the ...
Spring Break is Here and I’m an Idiot

Spring Break is Here and I’m an Idiot

What was that old saying about the best laid plans? Late last summer we happened across a new reissue of a game that had been on my radar for quite some time. I’ve mentioned in passing my daughter’s unreal fascination with Siber ...
Deals on Buds Are Popping Up Everywhere

Deals on Buds Are Popping Up Everywhere

You know those pictures of teens and tweens with electronics surgically (not really, but really) attached to their fingers? Well it’s true. We have two living, breathing examples of it in our own home. Don’t get me wrong, I̵ ...
Thrift Treasure: Hungry Hungry Hippos

Thrift Treasure: Hungry Hungry Hippos

If you were a child of the 80’s, there is no doubt you had or played Hungry Hungry Hippos at some point. You also couldn’t escape the earworm from Hasbro‘s campy commercial that played endlessly on Saturday mornings. My fa ...
Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Last fall we were able to participate in an experiment to learn about clean water. It wasn’t part of a science project nor some homeschool assignment, but it certainly had all the qualifications to be part of an educational program. A ...
Introducing New Players to Hobby Games

Introducing New Players to Hobby Games

When we use the term “hobby games”, we’re referring to the brand new segment of the game world featuring titles that you cannot find at your local Walmart. These games are usually 1-2 hours (or more) in length and are typi ...
When Will I Get My Big Break?

When Will I Get My Big Break?

If you’ve ever had a daughter, you have undoubtedly watched as she aspired to be a TV/movie/music star. I don’t know if it is genetic or just a part of society, but both of our girls have had aspirations of becoming famous. One ...
LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

Are you familiar with the retro Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials that coined the famous “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and “You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” phrases? The merging of tw ...