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Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

My girls are finally both out of elementary school and have moved on to Jr. High. The biggest thing they miss is recess. Having 20 minutes a day to go outside and break up the day is something we all wish we could still do. But playgrounds ...
Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Everyone has expectations. Whether it’s that much-anticipated and highly-publicized movie, a toy or game from an established designer, a random meal at a new restaurant or even a family trip, we all set a bar somewhere and are either overjo ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

Are you familiar with the retro Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials that coined the famous “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and “You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” phrases? The merging of tw ...
Imaginative Play Gets A Digital Upgrade

Imaginative Play Gets A Digital Upgrade

Let’s face it. Kids these days love video games. I can’t say I blame them, there are some pretty awesome games on the market. As parents, we have rules regarding our phones and try to weigh how much screen time our kids have ver ...
2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

I’ll be the first to admit that even as an adult I like to receive gifts from Santa, but let’s face it, the holidays mostly revolve around the littlest people among us. We have given you a number of gift ideas including two guid ...
A Rubik’s Cube for the Rest of Us

A Rubik’s Cube for the Rest of Us

Last year at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair we met Dane Christianson of Moving Parts, LLC and his brand new product, the X-Cube. This year Dane was in attendance again and not only brought the X-Cube, but another recently-finished product. ...
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 ...
2015 Gift Guide: Star Wars!

2015 Gift Guide: Star Wars!

Are you as excited about the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens as we are? We grew up in the Star Wars era and remember watching the originals in the theater. Being able to give our kids the same experience at about the same age level i ...
Thrift Treasure: SwitchBack

Thrift Treasure: SwitchBack

Along with board games, you know we love puzzles. And what’s extra special is that the ones we find at thrift stores usually haven’t been solved or even attempted because the original owner was too intimidated. That’s fine ...