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Exploring the World on your iPhone

Exploring the World on your iPhone

My kids are constantly trying to get my attention when I am happily engaged reading status updates on my iPhone’s Facebook app. Tati even likes to yell: “MOM MOM MOM!” then grab the phone and smack me on the nose if I don& ...
Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

If you’ve read my blog before, you have some idea that Miss M is a tech-geek while Miss K is a girly-girl. Miss M could get lost for hours and hours in a video game if we let her. Miss K, on the other hand, would play dolls, dress-up ...
The Ground is Shaking

The Ground is Shaking

I had to laugh recently when my daughter said “I feel like the ground is shaking”. We were upstairs in her room and she’s right, the floor was rumbling. She was too young when we moved from Los Angeles to remember what an ...
Starting the Morning with a Jump

Starting the Morning with a Jump

Mornings around here have been less than perfect. Miss K, I’ve discovered, is not a morning person. As I try to wake her up, she moans and says “not yet mom” and all I see is a teenager grumbling “Just five more minu ...
Is it a Game or an Educational Tool?

Is it a Game or an Educational Tool?

Since Miss M was about 2, we’ve had our old, essentially useless-to-us, laptop hooked up for her. It doesn’t have internet access but plays most children’s games just fine. We were delighted that she learned how to properl ...
They Can Do It Themselves

They Can Do It Themselves

I’ve come to the conclusion that I can’t underestimate my kids.  Miss M is half way through 6 and Miss K is almost 5.  They’re still little but I push them to be independent doing things that I think they should – li ...
Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Families that Play Together, Stay Together

Growing up, I recall many nights of the family sitting around the kitchen table having a family night. Sometimes we played card games like Hearts, Spades or spoons. Other times we played board games like Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Yahtzee, L ...
Never Too Old for Video Games

Never Too Old for Video Games

When I was a kid, Santa graced us with the holy grail of gifts – an Atari 2600.  We graduated in a Coleco then later a Nintendo 64.  I don’t recall my parents ever having much interest in it.  Why should they since it was just a ...
Small Steps toward the Worlds of MMORPGs

Small Steps toward the Worlds of MMORPGs

Around this house, MMPORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) are the online game of choice. DH usually finds one that he likes then I get hooked. For anyone not familiar with this genre of games, they have evolving storylin ...
Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Have a Gun and Not Afraid to Use It.

Back in 1993 while I was working at our family business, a fancy new game came out where FOUR people could play simultaneously inside the same game on a networked system.  It was a new concept in gaming – the first time players could ...