5 Games for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Gaming's been a big part of my family life since I was very small. My parents and I played games together for years, and ever since we all got iPhones, we even play on the go while we're miles apart. (Thanks, Words with Friends!) That makes about 20 years of gaming, and when I have a family to call my very own (read: little ones), I hope to keep the family tradition going....more
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Top Gifts for Boys of All Ages This Year

If you have a boy on your holiday shopping list and you feel stumped, don’t worry. I’m here with a list of ideas for gifts for boys anywhere from newborn to college-aged. Whether he’s still playing pat-a-cake or multi-player first person shooter games on XBOX, there’s a gift on here for him. I’ve rounded up some of the newest and hottest gifts for boys* this season and put them all in one list for you. You’re welcome!...more
I can't believe you suggested Modern Warfare? Totally violent and unacceptable for any age in ...more

Are you Thinking of Buying a Video Game for Your Kids this Christmas?

By the start of the Autumn almost (or so it seemed!) all the children in my daughter’s class had their own Nintendo DS game.  I had managed to get through the term without buying one, but by the time the holidays started, she was asking for one.  At the same time, at school, she was really struggling with Maths and was really starting to lose her confidence....more

Three Things That Made My Day Less Than Stellar

I'm a list girl.  Always have been.  Always will be.I like a chore list.  I like the focus it gives me during the day and I love, love, love being able to cross things off my list as the day goes on.I live by a grocery list.  I don't understand how people can go to the grocery store without one.  Unless you have a list in your head of the 3 to 5 things you need, but then again, that's a list.  A mental list?  Yes.  But a list, nonetheless.  Walking through the aisles arbitrarily tossing things into my cart?  So not for me....more

So, Minority Kids Use More Media: Much Ado About Nothing?

A recent study released by Northwestern University, found that young people of colour (Black, Latino and East Asian ) are watching on average of thirteen hours of media (television, Internet, movies, video games, music) a day – four and a-half hours more than white children....more

I'm a follower of Kalimah Priforce and the platform(qykno) he is developing to assist minority ...more

My Prayer for Hamza…

                So much like my son, my beautiful miracle child, I love him so much… This is completely incomprehensible to me… You know, you give birth to these amazing souls, and watch them, despite being domesticated by society, thrive in the wildness of their beings… Traits of kindness and compassion bursting out despite what they see on video games, domestic violence, TV (in th...more

5 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Play Video Games

So, I’m a gamer and a mom, and I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I let my kids play video games. Contrary to what a lot of parents assume, my kids actually play fewer games than most of their friends and have a lot more restrictions on what they’re allowed to play. Because I am familiar with most of the popular titles, I am better able to select what’s appropriate for them and don’t just assume all games are “toys” and ok for kids… I could say a lot more on that subject, but that’s a post for another time ;)...more

On being a girl geek

Amanda Hocking has this remarkably insightful way of looking at things. If you don't know who Amanda Hocking is, you should. She's sold more books in the last minute and a half than most bestsellers hope to sell in a month. Or a year. Or their entire careers. Or something crazy like that. She puts out eBooks and Print On Demand (POD) books - she is her own publisher. It's a fascinating case study in "going viral" because first her books went viral, then she went viral as the media rushed to report on her as a story....more

Girl Gamers: a new option for tweens

Girls and video games: in the predominantly male world of game developers, the combination is still somewhat of a mystery. Most games for girls are super pink and girly, like Barbie and anything on this site, and while that may not be terrible in itself it doesn't contribute to growth as many games aimed at boys do....more

Charlaine Harris Announces the End of Sookie Stackhouse

Last week, Charlaine Harris announced that Sookie Stackhouse's days are numbered. Following the May 3 release of Dead Reckoning, Harris will probably only write and release two more novels in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series and then it's good-bye to Sookie forever. ...more
It is sad that here show has ended. However, we still get to read her novels. Steve Martin - ...more