Monthly Archives: May 2016

Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Parenting is Easy. Said No Parent EVER.

Whomever has said parenting is easy obviously doesn’t have children. It isn’t. Everything about life that may seem easy can be a struggle to explain to a child. I don’t want my kids growing up hearing “Because I said ...
Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Each year, we pause to reflect on the blessing of freedom and give thanks to those who sacrificed their lives in order for us to have this right. We may gather together with friends and family, enjoy a picnic or barbecue or attend a basebal ...
Thrift Treasure: Anomia

Thrift Treasure: Anomia

It’s odd how we find games to play and/or purchase. Many times there’s something new that a publisher wants our help to get the word out. Other times we receive them as gifts from friends and family. Or maybe we found something ...
Going From Contractor to Builder

Going From Contractor to Builder

Here’s a bit of information I’ll bet you didn’t know about Nicole. She comes from a family of contractors. Both her dad and uncles have been local general contractors nearly all of their adult lives. Mostly commercial work ...
Why I Cannot Trust Expedia Reviews

Why I Cannot Trust Expedia Reviews

I’ve used Expedia to book family travel for a LONG time. Hotels, flights and even a Christmas cruise regularly earn us VIP status with the travel site. Yes, I might save a buck or two by using other sites or booking directly, but old ...
Invest in the Right Letters

Invest in the Right Letters

I’m a very analytical person, analyzing everything from money to the logistics of a hectic schedule. That’s very likely why I enjoy strategy games so much, but also why I am particular about them. They can’t be too heavy because I over-anal ...
What To Do With Leftover Sidewalk Chalk

What To Do With Leftover Sidewalk Chalk

If your family is anything like ours, your kids probably have enough sidewalk chalk to stripe a football field. They would get some from us every Spring, as well as from the Aunts & Uncles for birthdays and Christmas. It got to the poin ...
Thrift Treasure: Chinese Chess

Thrift Treasure: Chinese Chess

We usually have good luck finding games at our local Goodwill stores. And if we’re lucky enough, they haven’t overpriced them. We’ve gotten good at discovering which thrift stores price fairly and which are trying to gouge ...
15 Travel Apps to Make The Trip Easier

15 Travel Apps to Make The Trip Easier

Hopefully you’ve been following along as we recently traveled to New York with Netflix for the release of Kimmy Schmidt season 2 and to Los Angeles to help Disney promote the release of Captain America: Civil War as well as several sh ...
Gloobz – Gotta Grab Them All!

Gloobz – Gotta Grab Them All!

While I’m still on the subject of games I’m too slow to win, my girls found a new favorite to show off their speed skills. The last time we played a spot-and-grab type of game was Jungle Speed, one of our Thrift Treasure finds. ...