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Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Giveaway)

Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Giveaway)

Since moving back to the Midwest from California, I’ve wanted to attend the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, also known as ChiTAG. The event is open to the public and not only are children welcome, but also encouraged! I’ve had it on ...
From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

When I think about my childhood, I remember the days I’d play with friends outside. We’d skate, bike, play Kick the Can and other games. But on nights when we had to be inside, my sister and I would sometimes do fun things with our parents. ...
Candy Land Fiesta

Candy Land Fiesta

Nowadays families are buying Nintendo’s Wii or DS, Rockband, iPods, the Xbox 360, Sony’s Playstation, and other portable media players for entertainment. Some of these gadgets, I’ve never even seen or know how to play. Maybe I’ll be that mo ...

Skateboard Fun without the Injuries

This past summer, Miss M learned to skateboard.  She’s only 7 so I was in awe… it’s something that I NEVER learned how to do.  I enjoyed skiing and ice skating, but put wheels under me and I was a mess. DH, on the other ha ...
Put a Spin on Bingo

Put a Spin on Bingo

When DH first moved to California, we decided he would go alone.  My reasons for staying behind were twofold – (1) to start to wrap things up and (2) to make sure that the job was going to work out before we packed everything up and m ...
Playing Monopoly with Real Money

Playing Monopoly with Real Money

I recently read an article about how Waddington’s, the British distributor of Monopoly during World War II used the game to assist allied POW’s. In addition to smuggling compasses, files and maps into board games delivered by th ...
Cupcakes with Sprinkles!

Cupcakes with Sprinkles!

Every night, without fail, my family gathers around the table and we play a family game. For the past three weeks, the game of choice has been Take the Cake by Gamewright. This game works well in our family as it’s geared from childre ...
Families NEED Nights Like This

Families NEED Nights Like This

When I was growing up, I recall many nights where we sat around the kitchen table as a family. Family time is quality time and game time was the best. I don’t know if my brothers enjoyed it as much as I did, but I always looked forwar ...
I’m All About Structured Play

I’m All About Structured Play

I’m really not the imaginative type. Miss M enjoys non-stop Littlest Pet Shop theater while Miss K can lose herself in Barbie and Polly Pocket. But when they ask me to join in, I just don’t know how to play. Sounds silly, but Mi ...
Give a Pony to your Birthday Girl

Give a Pony to your Birthday Girl

When I was growing up, my brother collected baseball cards.  My parents would go to the local warehouse where you could get stuff for the concession stand at ball games (in the days before places like Sam’s Club) and buy him boxes of ...