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Saige Countdown: 16 days!

Saige Countdown: 16 days!

Last year, when asked what she wanted for Christmas, my daughter was solid that McKenna, the 2012 Girl of the Year from American Girl was her one positive want. She consistently informed us that “You can only get her until the end of ...
Pan for Gold in Your Kitchen

Pan for Gold in Your Kitchen

We take pride in exposing our kids to a wealth of learning activities and information, and have done so for their entire lives.  A little over five years ago we took a winter vacation to the Wisconsin Dells for some swimming and general  ...
M&M’s or Coal in Your Stocking

M&M’s or Coal in Your Stocking

A couple years back I got coal in my stocking. Yes, I said coal. From my mother-in-law. I’ll let that digest for a minute… Those of you that know me know there is no way I could have done ANYTHING at all to deserve that kind of ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Spot It!)

We’ve all played some type of card-matching game with our kids.  CSE Games showed a modified version of this classic with their new “Spot It!” series of card games.  They recently obtained NHL licensing and will undoubtedl ...
Hey Ocarina!

Hey Ocarina!

What a silly title.  That song will be stuck in my head all afternoon now (hopefully yours too). In fact, it really doesn’t do justice to the latest musical instrument to enter our household. Over the past year we have been subjected ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

Returning to the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was Griddly Games, makers of Oversight, Wise Alec, Words of the Wise and many others.  Last year we received an autographed copy of Oversight directly from the President and Founder, Reisa S ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Laser Pegs)

New to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this year was a personal favorite of ours, Laser Pegs. We have enjoyed giving these as gifts this year to friends and family and they have a wonderful price point.  Priced very closely to other buildin ...

Rock the Headphones

I remember the days when headphones looked like the ear protection that the workers on the tarmac at the airport wear. Then gradually over time, they got smaller and thinner. The Walkman was the first one I remember coming with super-thin, ...
Using M&M’s to Win an XBox One?

Using M&M’s to Win an XBox One?

As the world knows, the XBox One is out and getting very good reviews.  Their launch went without any major issues and is sure to be under many trees this Christmas.  At $500 I don’t plan on being an early adopter this time, but I sur ...
New Meaning to Super Mario Brothers 3D

New Meaning to Super Mario Brothers 3D

My daughters love playing together but their personalities are completely the opposite. One likes video games and all things electronic. The other likes singing, dancing and imaginative play. K’NEX merged their worlds with the Super M ...