All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (84)

How happy are you really?

As mentioned before, when I have a bad day I sometimes play a little game with myself called, "When Mom was my age." For example: When my Mom was my age she had a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. She worked a physically and mentally demanding job with long hours and a long commute - often not getting home until…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 10, 2015 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

Cheap Board Games for Kids

Cheap Board Games for Kids

One day after school, I took the munchkins out for a treat. It was a sunny day and, as you may know, sunlight can do wonders for a person's mood! We stopped for a snack of cheese fries and ice cream- not the healthiest snack, but it's nice to splurge occasionally ;) After we'd filled our bellies and satisfied our cravings, we walked over to a Goodwill store nearby. The plan was to find me a good book…


Added by Jazelle on July 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Educational Online Games for Kids

6 Educational Online Games for Kids

Whether you're in the midst of the school year, on summer vacation, or just looking for some fun and interactive activities, these 5 educational online games for kids can be a lifesaver! Online games are convenient because they can be played wherever you have internet connection and a phone, iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop. I find them to be a great option to cartoons (although wonderful) and…


Added by Jazelle on July 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bring Lego Toys To Life With The New Lego Dimensions Video Game


Do your kid's love legos then this is the game for them. Pre-Orde now and get this for $99.00 and free shipping.  The Launch date…

Added by Marianne Bliss on July 1, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

It’s Spring and the weather has finally started to get warmer. Bikes are dusted off and children’s laughter can be heard up and down the street. Yes, life outside the house is ready to resume... until drip, drop, drip drip, drop drop... here comes the rain. However, instead of feeling…


Added by Jazelle on June 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

March Parenting Tip: Teach your Child to Lose Like a Champ

My boys just lost their first soccer game EVER.  When they realized the game was over and the score was 1-0, not in their favor, the looks on their faces were one of confusion. “Wait, what..we lost? I don’t understand what that means”.  All the parents looked at each other as we were standing on the sidelines…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 9, 2015 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

Five Ways To End Video Game Fights With Your Child or Spouse

stop arguing about video games

I’ve read this question a thousand times on parenting discussions, marriage help sites, homeschooling forums: “How do I get my kid / husband / spouse to put down the video game?” As a long time female gamer, partner of a gamer, and mother, let me offer some personal insight:

1. Learn about their game. Is it the type of game where they will lose all…


Added by Michelle Ruth Brown on March 5, 2015 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Traditional families in the game of Life

Santa brought us the board game Life for Christmas. I hadn't played that game since I was a child, and I was genuinely surprised at the amount of changes to it: The careers are different, there are lots more action cards and it is much harder to go into debt.…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 26, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Play the Game of Creating New Habits


Added by Margaret Swanton on November 13, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Negotiating a game of Calvinball

Like many other very cool people, I am a fan of Calvin & Hobbes. And because of that, I know the rules of Calvinball:

  1. You make up the rules as you go along.
  2. You can't play the game the same way…

Added by Lauren Markman on September 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

How to make the most of time with your toddler

A toddler is essentially a child who is very mentally absorbing and physically active. He or she is in the most wonderful stage of growing up. Not only he or she knows how things go around, but also knows their interests and demands are completed and adhered to by parents. Their main motivation to be active though, according to parents,  is to always keep parents on their toes. Online websites make for the best type of thing to help parents have the right kind of way to spend…


Added by Julia Gomes on June 13, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Beat the clock

A few days ago my husband watched me compile my to-do list for the weekend. When I paused for a moment, he commented, "That's a lot of stuff to do in one weekend." I had three immediate thoughts:…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 4, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Why I love our Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the best days of the week for me - Wednesdays are our family days.

On Wednesday mornings, I try to do something special with my son before I take him to school: Give him a new maze to do; complete a worksheet; read a short book together. It's my way of spending those few extra moments with him that he wants and needs.…


Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2014 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

Pirate Theme Birthday Party Ideas

Have I mentioned previously how much I love Pinterest? I went on there to create a board for Pirate theme goodies just so I can have an easy place to keep track of things I found. After searching their site for additional ideas, I came across much better ideas than I originally had. Things I can do myself, which means I can save money (yay)!



Added by Ronda on March 9, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…


Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Guys and dolls (no, not the musical)

If I was to give my son a baby doll today, he would hand it back to me with a "no thank you, Mommy," and continue playing with a car or truck. I know this, because I've tried it. This just tells me that

  1. I did a good job drilling manners into him. Did you read how polite that was? Go me!
  2. He's just…

Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2014 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

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