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Not Your Ordinary Jigsaw: Unique Puzzles (That Happen To Be Perfect...

Just the kind of challenge kids & adults need: beautiful puzzles — double-sided, round, recycled, layered...perfect for indoor family time (& also for gifts).
I am mind-blown right now, in a great way, by a puzzle. This Gray Malin Beach Puzzle is not only a beautiful work of...

Let’s Play! Playful Gift Ideas From Zulily

Let's play! We're shopping fun gifts — think LEGO, Star Wars, matching family pj's, graphic tees & of course, games. Zulily is on it — #addtocart.
A huge thank you to Zulily & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. Oooooh! Today's Zulily shop is GOOD! I considered featuring the big sale...

We Love Chess: 5 Favorite Products To Teach Kids Chess

Obvi our kids were going to learn how to play chess. We’re not trying to raise grandmasters; we think chess is a life skill. From the best chess boards to apps & books: our 5 tips.
I first beat Mike on our honeymoon. We were staying at some small B&B in California, and it was raining that day. Moodily, we...

Checkmate: 10 Cool Chess Boards To Gift

Chess is all the rage (oh, hey, The Queen's Gambit fans), so w/ fresh eyes, we're scooping up cool, modern chess boards — for those grandmasters in training.
If there's one holiday gift move to make this year, if you're also obsessed with The Queen's Gambit, it's this: order a Chess Board...

No Pool, No Problem: Our Favorite Summer Sprinklers For Kids

Narwhals, unicorns & other inflatable sprinklers + hydro hoops, trampoline water parks & plain ol' lawn sprinklers. Best outdoor water play for kids, inside.
How do we get the kids outside, in the city, and keep them cool—through the summer, at a safe social distance —and in such...

Gift Guide For The Comic Book Lover

Have a comic book lover in your life (or someone looking to start drawing)? We've found uber-cool gift ideas for them (think drawing, drafting & swag).
I think one of the most daunting things about walking into an art store is the 4,000 types of paper and 800 types of...

A Gift Guide For The Kid Who Makes Their Own Adventures

So as a kid, sure I had stuff, but honestly most of the memories I can pull up with the ol’ brain box are...

The Nintendo Switch: The Best Video Game System for Kids

Nintendo Switch Console I've been saying I would write this post on the Nintendo Switch™ for almost a full year now. Sydney (the ah-mazing TME...

Our Top 10 Not-So-Serious Gifts (That Are Still Really Useful)

We really wanted to find ones that embody this practical-yet-unexpected spirit. Gifts that would truly be delightful to both give and receive.

The Best Video Games For Kids (That Aren’t First-Person Shooters) –...

Just in: video games for National Video Games Day! We've got 8 for kids ages 6 to 17+, w/ a nice mix of single-player story games & multiplayer adventures.
Hey guys, it's Syd! Some of you may remember the last post I wrote about games for kiddos that aren't first-person shooters a while...