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2021 Gifts For Kids

There's a wide range of video games here, from adventure cooperative games to battle royales, plus virtual reality games. Quite a few are multiplayer co-op games & online co-op games are my jam.
I'm back with another video game post! Shana has released me from the video editing room for a short time to gush about all the games I love, the ones I want to play, and some I'm reallllly curious about. These aren't in any particular order of favoritism, but I will add notes with what platforms they're available on!...
I originally wrote this post on the Nintendo Switch™ in 2018, but my love for the Switch as the best gaming system for families is still SUPER strong. Especially if you're looking for your kiddo's first gaming system, the Switch is my top recommendation (even with the release of the new Nintendo Switch OLED).  So much so, that this year...
While I question her discernment of donuts, I have to say, she has a point about these dolls. The Surprise Powerz Dolls, educational toys for young kids, really are all that and a bag of chips.
To know my six-year-old, Elise, is to know her unbridled joy for everything life has to offer. The nondescript donut place in town? The best ever. The park around the corner? AWESOME. So it was no "surprise" to me when the first thing to come out her mouth, when she opened up the box of Surprise Powerz Dolls, was "THESE...
I've rounded up 24 whimsical, delightful -- &, ahem, not at all cheesy -- gifts for the Harry Potter-lover. Everything from a slick coding wand & games for the family to fashion accessories + even our fave illustrated version of the series.
We're wands deep in the Harry Potter franchise over here, friends. We kicked off the series when Lana was age 4, and we've read it through twice since then. It's one of my favorite things we've done together. As dark as the series can be, it was a perfect way for us to talk about some real world truths...
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 short...
Once again, we're looking for cool, unique gift ideas for tweens & teens. We prefer gifts that go beyond the usual requests (video games, phones,) but still have some sort of 'wow' factor.
Things are changing in our house. Our old playroom, once filled with blocks and Magna-Tiles and dress-up costumes and Nerf guns...has been recently renovated so our two boys (a teen and a tween) now have their own bedrooms. Instead of swinging on bars and building towers, there's a lot more moody listening of music going on. 17 Cool...
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....
Mamas! It's the holiday shopping list we've all been waiting for, right? Cool gifts for teens, unique gifts for tweens — TME found 26. Presents they'll love...we hope.
Need some gift ideas for the Tween (or Teen) in your life? Not only is this age pretty tricky — they all seem to be caught somewhere between childhood and adulthood — but the desire to WOW this decidedly moodier breed of human is STRONG. At least...it is for this mama. 26 Cool, Unique Gifts For Tweens (&...
It's all here! Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch & Virtual Reality (Oculus, Valve, Vive.) We compiled tried-&-true gifts re: next generation video game consoles. Shop 'em here.
It's getting to that time of year where I'm dreaming of snow and hot chocolate and a lazy day of cozying up with my favorite games. So, I've come back to this post after about a year to find that a lot of these picks still hold true today. I still want to cuddle up with a Nintendo Switch...
Should your kids play Call Of Duty (or other video games with violence or a mature rating)? We've got the long (& short) answers from a pro.
Should kids play Call Of Duty? This is, in very simple terms, a big ol’ can of worms we’re about to crack open. And before we even get into what I think, I want ya'll to know there are plenty of correct answers to this question. And it’s definitely not just Call of Duty that people have asked about....