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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 pencils lining the walls. If you have someone in your life who loves comic books or is looking to start drawing, I've gone uber hard finding some cool gift ideas for them. I’ll keep it...
So as a kid, sure I had stuff, but honestly most of the memories I can pull up with the ol’ brain box are of me, my sister, and a few cousins using the backyard hose to fill a dirt pit with water -- and that’s literally what we did all summer. So I’m looking at this gift guide...
Need Mother's Day gift ideas for quarantine 2020? Got 'em. 10 outdoor games for the whole family = fresh air + at-home fun — for moms who play, that is.
Need a little pick-me-up in the form of fun? Or maybe some people in your home are asking what you might like for Mother's Day? We have ideas...ones proven to work! Spoiler: Indoor Bocce can be taken outside...doesn't take up much space, nor pose any of the risk of traditional bocce. And is so, so, so very fun!!! When we...
10 simple Halloween recipes that are cute, festive — &, yes, genuinely doable. Not to mention tasteful in theme — and in, uh, taste.
Should we state the obvious? OK, but let's make it quick. It's 2020. Things are weird. Halloween is most likely going to look like some half-assed version of itself. Let's band together (virtually, of course) and try to make the most of whatever at-home celebrations we can whip up with a week to spare. Enter: 10 simple Halloween recipes...
My kiddos are in the process of transitioning to...big kids. It happened so fast. And while their playroom is still technically called a playroom, and their block sets are still getting used from time-to-time...the pull of video games is strong. Mike loved playing video games when he was growing up (still does, actually), so our kids have been allowed to...
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 poked around the nooks and crannies of the ground floor, until we came upon a window seat, complete with a chessboard. It was one of those beautiful, carved things — we were immediately drawn in....
We're obsessed. Among Us has us folding in tasks at home & "you look sus" = the phrase of the day. So we're rolling w fun gifts, for the imposter among us.
You Sus and You Look Sus have absolutely become my favorite expressions of #2020, in Quarantine, while making the best of stay-at-home. Thank you Among Us, for giving this mom a great giggle, for the entertainment, and for some fun words to use, too! Two of my three kids are gamers. The third, generally has not been interested in online...
M and I were recently interviewed by the Denver Post about how to keep the little ones entertained (but safe) at home. You can read the full article here. My contribution to the article centered on the transformation my balcony goes through each summer...I've spent the last two years trying to find items that look cool, and are also portable, washable and store-able. Lastly, I want to be able to quickly transform the space from a day-use play space, to a night-use dinner space. Here's what I've found:
I've been trying to figure out a good gift for my little guys this year, and one area that they both seem to be gravitating to lately are Science Kits. Raines recently used his own money to buy this Make Your Own Thinking Putty Kit, which he was initially very excited about....but Thinking Putty, we learned, is a reallllly...
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 ago. Well, I'm back with more games just in time for National Video Games Day! This time around, I went a little past just games for younger kids. This is a mix of choices for...

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