Reviews

Like all book lovers, we’re huge fairy-tale fans so we really enjoyed The Fairy-Tale Handbook illustrated by Tomislav Tomic and published by Candlewick Press. This is a great book for early elementary ages, especially about the 5-9 age range. It’s an “interactive adventure through the magical world of fairy tales.” Each page takes a general […]

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So… Jean Tats. Apparently they’re the new thing. And the truth is…I was a little iffy about them. At first. But then we got some and tried them out and LOVED them! I really don’t like the temporary tattoo stickers for your skin so these are actually a really fun, durable alternative that my kids […]

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MegaBloks is constantly adding new sets to their extensive collection, and we were thrilled to try out two new SpongeBob SquarePants sets this month. Elliot chose to build the new Krusty Krab Attack set – it’s the famous SpongeBob underwater diner, complete with a tricky launcher to catapult hamburgers, plates, and other kitchen weapons flying […]

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Our latest favorite family game is Bananagrams! We love words so of course we also love word games and Bananagrams is the best. Play is easy – the goal is to be the first player to use all of your letters in a word grid. Each player takes a certain number of tiles depending on […]

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If you’re just tuning in, I’m doing a Favorite Family Games roundup and sharing 10 of our family’s favorite games! We’re up to #5! Sleeping Queens Zimbbos! Hoot Owl Hoot Wackee Six 5. Forbidden Island (Gamewright Games) This is another cooperative game for an older audience, although because it’s cooperative it works well to play […]

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We are a game family – always have been and once we started having kids we decided we were going to be a technology free family, at least as far as phone/tablet games and other gaming systems go. Fast forward 10 years and we have four busy boys. With no screen time to keep them busy, we find […]

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We are a game family – always have been and once we started having kids we decided we were going to be a technology free family, at least as far as phone/tablet games and other gaming systems go. Fast forward 10 years and we have four busy boys. With no screen time to keep them busy, we find […]

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We are a game family – always have been and once we started having kids we decided we were going to be a technology free family, at least as far as phone/tablet games and other gaming systems go. Fast forward 10 years and we have four busy boys. With no screen time to keep them busy, we […]

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We are kind of old-fashioned in our family, or at least we try to be. We don’t have an iPad, gaming systems, or cable television so we fill our time with other things we can do together like reading, playing board and card games, exploring nature, and doing jigsaw puzzles. I’m always looking for interesting […]

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For the first many years of my married life I didn’t cook meat because I couldn’t stand buying it from the grocery store. I did buy chicken but NO beef and very little pork. We ate hardly any meat until my sister told me about Zaycon Foods. My husband still looks back on that day as one […]

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