Monthly Archives: October 2017

Things to Know When Your Student Joins Orchestra

Things to Know When Your Student Joins Orchestra

Have you ever felt like a fish out of water when your child has expressed an interest in joining some club, sport or activity? That’s exactly how I felt five years ago when Madison decided she wanted to join the school orchestra. Neit ...

First Look: Legends of Sleepy Hollow Game

Once again one of our favorite television shows was cancelled. It almost seems like the networks are taking note of what we’re recording and hitting the delete button after just a season or two (or sometimes less). We joke about how w ...
Sweet Bacon and Mustard Spinach Salad

Sweet Bacon and Mustard Spinach Salad

One of the things I love about summer is the opportunity to have fresh produce. Growing up in Iowa has been synonymous with from field to table. Summers are awesome because I can hit the farmer’s market and grab a variety of fresh pro ...
2 Netflix Subscriptions Up For Grabs

2 Netflix Subscriptions Up For Grabs

Have you ever started talking about a show you’re watching on Netflix only to have someone say they don’t subscribe? I don’t know about you, but I gasp and wonder why not. You know how we feel about Netflix. As part of the ...
Klask Dexterity Game Overview

Klask Dexterity Game Overview

Anyone who knows me would probably agree that I’m not an obnoxious person. Landing somewhere between the life of the party and a wallflower, I don’t partake in things like karaoke or activities that require liquid courage. Even ...
Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you about how much I am a fan of the Rubik’s Cube. I could solve it in middle school in the late 70’s, solidifying my nerd-dom for the next few years. We’re also huge fans of the ...
Zoo Ball Flicking Game Overview

Zoo Ball Flicking Game Overview

We play a lot of complex games with our kids on game nights. We’ve always felt that learning can be fun and have found many board games that can teach things like history, mathematics, science and finance. It helps that we have girls ...
De-Clutter Your Smartphone and Tablet

De-Clutter Your Smartphone and Tablet

Following the recent iOS update, I was scrolling through my apps to see if I needed to turn on the new “Offload Unused Apps” feature. Every time there’s an update – or for that matter, any time I receive the “y ...
Macroscope Board Game Overview

Macroscope Board Game Overview

If you’ve been a regular reader, you know I have a thing for TV game shows. You may recall my story about how my Father-in-Law was asked to “Come on down!” Or perhaps you remember how excited I was about getting to go on t ...
DIY Caramel Apple Lollipop Tutorial

DIY Caramel Apple Lollipop Tutorial

By now you know I’m not a whiz in the kitchen. I still make family recipes whenever I have the chance, but rarely venture outside of my comfort zone and try something new. On the other hand, Scott isn’t afraid to experiment with ...