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LaurDIY Illuminating Lamp Kit Giveaway

LaurDIY Illuminating Lamp Kit Giveaway

We regularly find supplies at the Goodwill Outlet or around the house that we’re able to use for DIY and craft projects. We’ve made bracelets out of K’NEX pieces, bowls from excess melty beads and paint from leftover sidew ...
Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

The girls are at an age where the division between parents and children has the potential to become a chasm. Scott and I decided long ago that parenting would take priority over befriending our children, but that also meant we would need to ...
There’s No Party Like a Brick Party

There’s No Party Like a Brick Party

If you’re anything like us, when your kids start getting older you have tough decisions to make. No, I’m not talking about college plans or at what age to get them a cellphone. I’m referring to what to do with the toys the ...
The Secret to Getting Kids Active Offline

The Secret to Getting Kids Active Offline

As I sit in my daughters room and stare up at the decorations, I realize we’ve done a good job of decorating it to fit with her personality. Her instruments resting alongside her music stand, a corkboard filled with Disney pins graces ...
Bringing Connect 4 Into the 21st Century

Bringing Connect 4 Into the 21st Century

I’ve noticed that my youngest daughter has inherited one of my traits – she’s a ‘fiddler’. Like myself, her hands must always be busy. Sitting still is not an option, we’d both rather be multi-tasking. Wa ...
Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

When I was in high school, one of my brother’s best friends said he was studying to be an engineer. It was fun to tease him about how we could envision him riding the rails with a conductor’s hat on. Of course, I was joking and ...
Five Tips for Helping Kids Succeed

Five Tips for Helping Kids Succeed

Why is it that kids don’t want to do things that are good for them? Think about it… Exercising, eating their vegetables, showering, washing their face and hands and brushing their teeth are among the things that just about every ...
2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

The holidays are quickly creeping up on us! Whether you are juggling end-of-year projects at work or shuttling kids to and from holiday activities, busy schedules make time fly even faster. We all scurry to take care of holiday decorations ...
Castle Assault Card Battle Game Overview

Castle Assault Card Battle Game Overview

It was about 3 years ago when I spent a Saturday morning outside washing the car, mowing the lawn and doing general yard work when I came inside and found my oldest daughter right where I left her – sitting on the couch with her ...