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All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (89)

Entering the Minecraft generation

"Is he ready for Minecraft yet?"



That was a text from my sister-in-law shortly after my son's sixth birthday. I pushed her off with claims that he has enough screentime and that I wanted to wait a bit longer.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on April 27, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Getting off the park bench

When it comes down to it, I have two choices.



1. I could sit here on this park bench, which is in the sunshine and giving me a much-needed boost of vitamin D. And I could read my book, which I have…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 12, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

The Unique Game My Family Has Played for 5 Generations

Around here, winter is our favorite time for board games, card games, and puzzles. While the boys are always up for Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, or Go Fish, they get really excited when we ask them if they want to play Carrom. …

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Added by Kishona Lape on January 15, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Distracted dining hurts families

When I was little we had a simple rule in our household: No eating in front of the television. We ate our meals at the tables in the kitchen or dining room. In nice weather, we ate outside on the deck.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 7, 2015 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

How to Survive Holiday Travel

7 Ways to Survive Holiday Travel

Holidays aren't complete without the ones we love. If your family lives near, everyone will probably gather at a central location to celebrate. If you have family out of town, travel will more than likely be apart of your plans. Traveling with kids during the holiday season can seem pretty complicated, but it's totally doable! Use these 7 ways to survive holiday travel with the family and you'll…

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Added by Jazelle on December 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

https://youtu.be/8d2n7wWypJA

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…
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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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.…

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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

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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…
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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…

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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:…

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

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