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10 Outdoor Games and Activities Ideas

10 Outdoor Games and Activities Ideas

While my parents appreciated the solitude, the space for a garden and the privacy that growing up on 10-acres in the country created, it also offered several advantages for my brothers and me. As kids, we had room to run, play and raise our ...
Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

Flashback: Edible Gold – Morel Mushrooms

As difficult as winter can be here in Iowa, there are some things that make it worthwhile. After the ground thaws and we get some spring showers, the combination of moisture and sunshine creates something magical: The morel mushroom. Severa ...
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 ...
Overjoyed with Under Armour

Overjoyed with Under Armour

Being a tween is hard. I am good at dancing, singing, drama, gymnastics and track. I play violin and flute, do well in school and have friends. But there are two pieces missing from the puzzle that would make me completely happy. Fashion an ...
Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

How did we decide which were the best? We didn’t! Cost, replayability, quality of construction and timelessness all play into our decision of whether or not to feature them here on SahmReviews. This list is derived from all the games ...
Can Kindness Be Taught? Yes.

Can Kindness Be Taught? Yes.

Back in January, I told you about an unexpected item on 9-year-old daughter’s Christmas list: “Donations to give to the animal shelter“. If you haven’t read the story, please pop over and do so because we’re 3/ ...
13,765 People Can’t Be Wrong!

13,765 People Can’t Be Wrong!

Last week we introduced you to a new way games are making it to market when we told you about Alpha Bandits and their Kickstarter project. This week we bring you a proven success story also from the game world, Robot Turtles. What makes thi ...
Cell Phone Contracts for Kids

Cell Phone Contracts for Kids

When Miss M celebrated her 8th birthday in second grade, we let her have a sleepover with a handful of friends. We knew most of the kids from extra curricular activities or from volunteering in the classroom. There are a few that we didn ...
Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Have you seen all the games we’ve previewed in the last six months?  I thought not. Shame on you. Luckily I’ve put the best of the best (best of the mediocre?) here in one post so you don’t have to wade through all of them ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Giveaway

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Giveaway

April showers bring… Prizes for someone! We’re excited to offer ANOTHER awesome giveaway today. As a parent, we’re always looking for innovative board games, apps and shows. Some are great for quality family time while oth ...