All Blog Posts Tagged 'games' (83)

Family game night: AKA Fight Night

We like to play games in our family: Board games and card games have taken over our Wednesday evenings. My son is now old enough to enjoy UNO (he loves skipping people), and Go Fish, and he has long been an expert at Candy Land and Hi-Ho Cherry-O. I love that these games teach him how to take turns and follow the rules and that everyone loses sometimes. As he gets older, I have visions of us playing Clue and Life and popping up some…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 7, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

'Tis the Season for Gazillion Dollar Wish Lists

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Remember the good old days when your kids would be perfectly happy with the giant cardboard box their gifts came in?  Give 'em some markers, and they were entertained for…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where The Oregon Trail has lead us: Educational video games

Many wagons fail to make it all the way to Oregon...

I played The Oregon Trail in school. That doesn't make me feel old, because that game is still going - see here. I learned lots of stuff from playing the game, like family members could die from measles. Or typhoid. Or…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Busted!

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Until you become an adult, you never really understand that your parents really WERE looking out for your best interests when you were a kid.  As much as you thought they were unfair and totally out to ruin your life, they really did kinda know what they were doing (most of the time anyway).…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 30, 2013 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

10 Unique & Classic Car Games for Kids

Sometimes it can be hard to come up with activities for any car ride, long or short. We have come up with some unique ideas as well as some classic car games to help cut down the number of times you hear, “Are we there yet!?!”…

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Added by Heather Kline Lipe on August 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Declutter Your Home – Earn Cash For Your Unwanted Items

Do you have a bunch of stuff that you are no longer using in your home?  Is your unwanted junk just sitting in your house collecting dust?  Instead, of throwing all of your unwanted items in the trash why not turn those unwanted items into cash or donate your unwanted items to the charity of your choice.  If you are ready to get rid of your unwanted…

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Added by Christy Garrett on July 3, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Video Games Live Symphony



***WARNING: This post contains a lot of photos.***



We have a ritual in our family, that after the end of the school year, J & I offer the boys a congratulatory gift. It's our way of saying thanks for doing your best in school, you're done so let's party!!!…





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Added by SRM on June 9, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Ring Around the Rosie: Learn The Truth Behind This Popular Nursery Rhyme and Game

Do you remember playing Ring Around the Rosie as a child?  I do!  I remember playing this game when I was fairly young.  When my son came home from daycare a few days ago saying “posies, posies” while grabbing his older brother’s hand.  I was trying to figure out what he was talking about.  My son…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 8, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Remember Cross Country USA and other old games?

For years I have been thinking about the games I used to play in elementary school. The games were grainy, and kind of slow...but that didn't matter because they were still so much fun. Then fast forward to today, I saw my brother in law watching a game on his Ipad and it wasn't until I saw a triangle appear on the screen that I realized he wasn't watching a game, he was playing a game. Technology has come so far! Our children…

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Added by Ronda on April 21, 2013 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Baby Shower Game: Create a New Diaper Style Using Toilet Paper

This past weekend I attended my Sister-in-Laws baby shower.  She is expecting a baby boy in May and I can’t wait to meet her newest addition.  The shower was a success. Mom and dad to be got showered with gifts to make their new baby feel loved and welcomed.

The room was decorated with a jungle theme and her cake was so cute.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Boy, the times have surely changed!

Yesterday, I found myself reminiscing. I was thinking about and appreciating my childhood, old friends and every experience good or bad. I remember going outside to play with my friends. We all had Nintendo and Sega Genesis systems, but those were only played when we had company come over who didn't have their own systems...or we had to be indoors. It wasn't as addictive as games seem to be now…

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Added by Ronda on March 8, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

What Have These Brave Kids Got to Lose?

I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser TV show.  To me, it’s not just about a group of people losing a large amount of weight and competing for a prize.  It’s about so much more than that.

I am overjoyed that the group behind this show has finally decided to take on the matter of child obesity.  It’s a sensitive subject and, so far, they have handled it beautifully.

Our children watch our every move.  We are responsible for the food we bring into the home, how many times we allow…

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Added by Penny Roach on January 15, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Rascal Likes to Play Video Games Too

Rascal came down from the chandelier after the kids went to bed.  He said that he was ready to go for his nightly visit with Santa Claus.  I don’t know why he was in such a hurry to run off, but it must have been very important to Rascal.

Hopefully, he wasn’t off to the North Pole in search of more sweets, this seems to be his favorite thing to eat.  He must have been out pretty late again last night, because he was sneaking back in just as I was coming out of our bedroom to go wake…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 19, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Sudoku, My New Hobby

Since the day I am "addicted" to Sudoku, I have downloaded the free games in my "not-so-smart" handphone... at least now I know how to pass time without feeling bored, "impatient", stressful, distracting me from all these anxieties... hahaha...



How addicted am I?  Well... morning and evening "business" allows me to use my brain for at least 15 minutes and I don't smell anything "stenchy" when my grey cells are at work!  hahahaa... Gross?…

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Added by Reanaclaire on December 17, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** All I want for Christmas is a personal chef.  And a bigger bank account to pay for the personal chef.

** Those inflatable lawn Santas look so sad and hungover during the daytime.

** A sick kid at home makes for an incredibly unproductive week.

** I've eaten so many damn holiday cookies that you should probably start calling me…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Video Games: Time Wasters or Career Path Makers?

This morning I was taking my kids plus a friend's child to school and I overheard the friend say this from the backseat:

Friend: In Super Mario Party 8 Luigi wins by doing absolutely nothing!

Finally! A game I could actually be good at.

When I was very young I had dreams of being a medical doctor, more specifically, a general surgeon. And then I had a revelation (thanks to Atari) about how truly horrible my eye-hand coordination…

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Added by Jennifer Edwards on September 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Our Hero

My song.. My Hero.. http://www.reanaclaire.com/2012/08/lee-chong-wei-you-are-our-winner-in.html

He started off so well, so confident... we cheered along with him.. in our houses, in shopping malls, in Facebook.... when he won the first set, our confidence lifted up with him.... during the second set, Lin Dan was the better player and Lee Chong Wei gave the game to him...…

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Added by Reanaclaire on August 5, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

My song.. My Hero.. http://www.reanaclaire.com/2012/08/lee-chong-wei-you-are-our-winner-in.html He started off so well, so confident... we cheered along with him.. in our houses, in shopping malls, …

My song.. My Hero.. http://www.reanaclaire.com/2012/08/lee-chong-wei-you-are-our-winner-in.html

He started off so well, so confident... we cheered along with him.. in our houses, in shopping malls, in Facebook.... when he won the first set, our confidence lifted up with him.... during the second set, Lin Dan was the better player and Lee Chong Wei gave the game to him...…

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Added by Reanaclaire on August 5, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Hunger Games Champion Giveaway blogger signups

In celebration of The Hunger Games coming out on DVD August 18th, I will be giving away The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set (Hardcover) and The Hunger Games [2-Disc DVD + Ultra-Violet Digital Copy]  OR the winner can choose $50 Paypal cash or $50 Amazon gift card. Giveaway will start August 11th and end August 17th at midnight.
Get BOTH facebook and twitter links on rafflecopter form for $1
additional links $1 each
host a follow page for $5
It is…
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Added by Sarah Elizabeth Welte on July 30, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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