Articles About Nintendo DS

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Overview

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Overview

I starting playing the Pokémon series when I was about seven or eight years old. I had a neighborhood friend who introduced me to Pokémon and helped me learn the mechanics of the games. The first game I had played was the original Platinum ...
Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

The girls are at an age where the division between parents and children has the potential to become a chasm. Scott and I decided long ago that parenting would take priority over befriending our children, but that also meant we would need to ...
You’ll Never Believe How Old Mario Is

You’ll Never Believe How Old Mario Is

As you may have figured out from my recent flashback to the 70’s post, I tend to be a bit nostalgic. Sometimes it’s simply a reminder to myself about what life was like back then. Other times I crave the feelings and emotions th ...
The Secret to Getting Kids Active Offline

The Secret to Getting Kids Active Offline

As I sit in my daughters room and stare up at the decorations, I realize we’ve done a good job of decorating it to fit with her personality. Her instruments resting alongside her music stand, a corkboard filled with Disney pins graces ...
Even Our Non-Gamer Loves Yo-Kai Watch

Even Our Non-Gamer Loves Yo-Kai Watch

Having two brothers very close in age, I was able to see the power of sibling bonding. They were – and still are – best friends; doing things together, sharing experiences, enjoying time together. Did they fight growing up? What ...
A Digital Pet is an Option

A Digital Pet is an Option

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Miss K called me into her room the other day to give me the news. “Mom, I think I’m ready for a pet.” Her sister got a parakeet for her birthday last year but only after she ...
Headed to Fix the Museum…

Headed to Fix the Museum…

We pride ourselves in exposing the kids to a lot of different activities. Festivals, hobby events, museums and more. Whenever we see an opportunity to introduce them to art, culture, history or different hobbies, we like to take advantage o ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...