Creative Fun for All Ages Toy: Sands Alive!

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Because it's really hard to buy TOYS for my boys these days, I wanted to showcase a few that they still play with as we near the holidays in the hopes of sharing with others who have difficult-to-buy for kids. I should note, I have a 9 year old and one who is about to turn 12 so we're definitely in tween I-want-technology-only land but the kid in … [Read more...]

Minecraft Story Mode: $29.99 on Amazon

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It's taking MEGA will power on my part to keep me from giving this to my boys' early this season. My guys are still allll about Minecraft so I know they will go nuts over this latest game release: Minecraft Story Mode. How is this different from regular Minecraft? It's a single-player story mode. You are off on specific adventures in 5 parts. … [Read more...]

The Game that Came Out of Nowhere: Splatoon for WiiU


Where the heck did THIS GAME come from? I consider myself pretty versed in the gaming world - having two boys who are gamers and being a gamer myself, I usually know what's coming out or what's hot but this new game for the Nintendo Wii U called Splatoon took me by surprise. Peripherally I started hearing about Splatoon around a month ago. It … [Read more...] Review: Lego Rental Service


A couple of weeks ago, I had a MEGA purge in our basement of like 80% of our boys' toys. It was awesome. I was able to get rid of a ton of things they play with but the one toy genre that I couldn't touch because they are sacred in our house was Legos. We have dozens of Lego sets and drawers full of Legos - we're a huge Lego family and both of my … [Read more...]

We Got an Xbox One & What My Kids Are Playing

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Nate has been bothering me for several months now about wanting an Xbox One.  We have a Wii U and had an Xbox 360 and he really didn't play the Xbox much so I didn't see why he would suddenly start playing an Xbox One. But all of his friends were apparently on the One - but playing games like Call of Duty so I told him I was not starting with … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Sunday Activities & Games for the Kids {Printables & Fun Ideas}

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Wanna get the whole family involved in the Super Bowl?  My kids love to watch football but I know at slow game times they can also get bored.  I was checking out Pinterest for fun Super Bowl game-day related activities for kids - people are so crafty and clever! I found some really cute ideas and hope to do some of these with my boys on game day … [Read more...]

When I Go Into my Local GameStop, it’s like Going into Cheers, EVERYBODY KNOWS MY NAME

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Do you guys have gamers in your house?  That's pretty much all my boys are about over here.  We have both a WiiU and an Xbox360 and I'd say the WiiU is definitely the preferred system of choice right now although I do see Nate (11) starting to move over to the Xbox more. For gaming purchases, I'm all about GameStop.  While I love Amazon, … [Read more...]

Buy One, Get One 50% Off & Free Shipping: Games at Target

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Right now, Target has buy one, get one half-off on board games!  I discovered it when I was linking to this Marvel Ultimate Spiderman Face Off Dice Game which I received a copy of in the mail and I think it's a fun holiday gift for boys this season. I liked the Marvel Ultimate Spiderman Face Off Dice Game because it's a cute and quick little … [Read more...]

Gravity Maze: Great Fun for Anyone 8+

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Here's a fun one for the person on your holiday gift list who is over the age of 8 and likes to put together mazes and build things. Gravity Maze ($29.95, Amazon) is a new game from Think Fun that's a good one for the budding engineer.  Game play involves using logic to put together a marble run.  You can follow cards that are provided or make your … [Read more...]

For Your Next Game Night: Try #TheSelfieGame

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A good friend came for a visit last week. A couple of us got together and tried out the latest from USAopoly, the Selfie Game. Previously, I had tried and loved their game Tapple so I was intrigued to check out this latest.  Honestly, I didn't think this game would be as fun as it was!  This game reminded me a lot about Apples to Apples but with … [Read more...]