Articles About Kids

How to Make a Diaper Bike for a Baby Shower

How to Make a Diaper Bike for a Baby Shower

In my pre-motherhood days, I worked a lot but also had a ton of creative energy to spill into craft projects. Usually I created gift baskets or personalized, scrapbook-inspired calendars. It was a time before the internet so I don’t e ...
Does Your Teen Know When to Tip?

Does Your Teen Know When to Tip?

Some things have happened over the course of the last several months that really made me think about how my girls are growing. Madison attended her first college fair and both girls took organized trips with their peers. During Madison̵ ...
My First Castle Panic Cooperative Game Overview

My First Castle Panic Cooperative Game Overview

I’m often asked how we got involved in the gaming industry. We typically outline details about how we started by playing games like Castle Panic at a local board game meetup then jumped right in to a myriad of more difficult ...
Toddler Games: Ducks, Fish and a Bucket

Toddler Games: Ducks, Fish and a Bucket

Do you ever get giddy when you see a candy from your childhood? Or squee ecstatically as you whirl around on a merry-go-round at the park? Adults too often get hung up in all the things that make up adulthood and forget about the simple thi ...
10 More Marvel-Themed Board Games

10 More Marvel-Themed Board Games

  Like many people last year, we were in complete disbelief of Avengers: Infinity War and felt helpless knowing it would be a full year before we would have some kind of closure. We decided to make the most of it by playing the best Marvel- ...
How Parents are Punished by Modern Discipline

How Parents are Punished by Modern Discipline

Last week I shared 15 ideas for family bonding. We have a close-knit family but as I said in that feature, we do have rules and rules sometimes get broken. My first job is to be a good parent and sometimes that means making difficult decisi ...
15 Great Ideas for Family Bonding

15 Great Ideas for Family Bonding

We regularly get comments on what awesome kids we have. They’re intelligent, talented, friendly and polite. We are their parents (not their friends) so we put our priority on making sure we are raising them right. We provide tools and ...
The Dying Art of Cursive Writing

The Dying Art of Cursive Writing

While sitting at the girls’ symphony chair placement auditions a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t help but listen to the teenagers on the bench across from me chat about all kinds of things. Most of it was idle chit chat; typical te ...
The Ultimate List of Elvis-Themed Games

The Ultimate List of Elvis-Themed Games

It may be over 41 years since the passing of the King, Elvis Presley, but that doesn’t mean his popularity has waned. In fact, his estate has earned as much as $45 million in one year, well surpassing the $7 million income he took in ...
Six Board Games All About Iowa

Six Board Games All About Iowa

When designing a board game, it is natural to opt for a theme that is familiar. One of the most lucrative options over the years is to rebrand a classic game with a state, college, business or school and offer it as a fundraiser or limited ...