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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. 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 video game recommendations for kids...
Snow + school cancellations = oy! Get ready to be a super-cool Snow Day Mom, armed with fun activities to do with the kids inside & out. Here's your guide.
I am NOT a fun snow day mom. This post is MY PLAN for how to be a super-fun Snow Day Mom, not what I ACTUALLY do on snow days. When the text comes through that school is canceled, what actually happens is my stomach drops. Fortunately, I have multiple flexible part-time jobs right now, so I don’t have to scrounge to...
We LOVE when everyone from kiddos to grands gets to play on game night. These insanely fun family board games & card games are our favs —  what are yours?
Our family LOVES games. Games after dinner, games when it’s too cold to go outside, games when it’s too hot to go outside, games at the shore, games while camping, and especially games during winter vacation. We usually go to Ohio to visit family this time of year, and games are a super-fun way for all ages to get involved with...
Posy Quarterman, the insanely talented photographer who takes most of Laura's photos (seriously, go check out her family sessions — they're some of the most amazing ones I've seen), pulled together this gift guide for kids interested in photography. I'm basically obsessed with everything on this list, so good luck choosing. (To make it even tougher to choose...these gifts were...
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...
Hey there, builders and puzzlers and tinkers and creators, innovators and experimenters and thinkers - this is for you.  Below is our 2017 STEAM guide - all of our very favorite toys, books and games that promote critical thinking skills, creativity, and the celebration of curiosity.  Many of these toys have been very well-tested over the years, others just...
gifts for kids under 5
We're in the middle of a birthday marathon right now, with my own little turning 3 and both girls' friends having parties in the same weekend - since I've spent quite a bit of time researching kids' present ideas lately, I thought it was a great time for a post! I'm partial to simple, sweet designs and updated classics...
This post has been updated for 2021. 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...
last minute costume ideas for moms
It's crunch time, mamas. Halloween is quickly approaching. If you've been wrapped up with...being a mama, do not fret. I've gathered a few easy, last-minute costume ideas for you and bebe that all ship Amazon Prime (they're selling quickly but I tried my best to find options in stock!) Last Minute Costume Ideas for Moms   1. Star Wars: Rey - Um,...
fall family movies
Recently, as the rain sets in here in the Northwest, I find myself wanting to curl up on the couch with the perfect family-friendly movie that we can all enjoy together. Meaning: not your typical cartoon. I mean, I love Moana and Zootopia but I want movies we haven't seen and heard 5 bazillion times...something special, heart-warming, funny...to both...