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Inspiring Kids With Science Books

Inspiring Kids With Science Books

As parents, we do things to entertain our kids, to engage with them, to bond and to show our love. It may be something as simple as playing games, making them breakfast in bed for no reason or taking them out for ice cream or a movie. But w ...
An Easy Transition from Books to Games

An Easy Transition from Books to Games

For years we have been attending our local Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library book sale every Spring and Fall. Our library amazingly offers thousands and thousands of books every six months for only 50 cents thanks to the donations of ...
Went Looking for Games, Found a Book

Went Looking for Games, Found a Book

Mom and Dad told me a lot about their experiences at Gen Con this year, and I’m hoping I’ll get to go with them next time. There are costumes and jewelry to check out, souvenir t-shirts galore and booths full of comic books. And ...
Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Scott and I have always been careful with our spending. Whether out of necessity or by nature, it’s just the way we live our lives. Yes, we have some cool things, eat out and enjoy movies but we pick and choose our battles. We shop ca ...

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Leslie Scott)

This past weekend was our annual trip to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. On Friday night at the Tagie Awards, I had the opportunity to sit with Leslie Scott, inventor of Jenga and her family.They are so charming and I had a wonderful time ch ...
Philanthropic Friday: Kohl’s Cares

Philanthropic Friday: Kohl’s Cares

A few years ago, I was so excited to purchase a package of toilet paper that touted that a portion of the sales would go to support breast cancer. The package was the same price as usual so I thought to myself “I’ll stock up, it ...
Jingle, Hugs and Holiday Wishes

Jingle, Hugs and Holiday Wishes

While in New York for the BlogHer conference, I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the Hallmark Holiday collection. I’ve ranted about a lot of it ever since and I’m certain many people are tired of me blathering on ab ...
Diet is Not a (Bad) Four Letter Word

Diet is Not a (Bad) Four Letter Word

There are several things that I tend to be private about – or at least touch only the tip of the iceberg about.  One of those subjects is my weight.  I’ve blogged about various products that I’ve used, about my trips to th ...