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Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

Hey, Turkey! Get Fit!

When there’s an opportunity to encourage our kids to eat right and stay active, we embrace it. They realized how much they enjoyed swimming and running so we got them involved in teams or races and purchased the tools and equipment to ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sequence Dice

Thrift Treasure: Sequence Dice

In the past few weeks you’ve seen a number of great game finds we’ve made that only cost us $1.38 each. For this week’s submission we had to splurge a little bit. But this game box came with not one, but three games! How m ...
Drawing on the Fundamentals

Drawing on the Fundamentals

We have a rule about bedtime. Upstairs by 8, in bed to start relaxing by 8:15 and lights out at 8:30. We adjust that on the weekends by a half hour. While they are welcome to go to bed earlier but that’s not usually what happens. They ...
Portable Tunes with Earjax Echo

Portable Tunes with Earjax Echo

I believe I’ve mentioned before I have a problem with earbuds. I can never seem to find a pair that fit the way I like them, stay in while exercising and produce good sound. At least not in my price range. On the rare occasion that I ...
Thrift Treasure:  Quelf

Thrift Treasure: Quelf

There I was, standing in the living room with my arms outstretched and doing the can-can. Had I lost it? Mid-life crisis? Maybe, but our latest thrift treasure sure helped trigger it! I present to you our latest $1.38 purchase: Quelf. Buyin ...
A Twist on Word Games – Ambiguity

A Twist on Word Games – Ambiguity

Part of the fun of writing about games is we always get to try out new types of board games, puzzles and strategy games. What makes this game even more interesting to us is our ‘connection’ with the inventor. My brother, may he ...
Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!

Another Snow Day? Build a Roller Coaster!

For the fourth (or fifth) time this year, you could hear the collective groan of mothers across the area as the announcement went out that we would have ANOTHER snow day. Whether a mom works from home, has young children not of school age o ...
Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Bingo

Hot Chocolate, Popcorn and Bingo

Shortly after we were married, my husband was offered a job in California. Being young with no house or children to be concerned about, we decided it was an ideal time for us to take a chance. He would go out ahead of time and I would remai ...
Thrift Treasure:  Laser Khet 2.0

Thrift Treasure: Laser Khet 2.0

Imagine the classic game of chess. But with lasers! Yes, lasers! A mix of old and new makes up our latest thrift find:  Laser Khet 2.0 We had seen this game for sale on the store shelves, but at $39.99 couldn’t justify the price not k ...
Sutakku – Gesundheit!

Sutakku – Gesundheit!

One of the great things about the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is you get to see and try out games that you won’t find in your local Walmart or Target. In 2012 we picked up a copy of an unassuming dice game called Sutakku. We did get a ...