Video Games Can Help Your Marriage

You say you are sick of your husband playing Xbox all Friday night? Here’s how to turn his obsession to your advantage.1. Uncover information. Men don’t like having deep conversations one on one. It makes them horribly uncomfortable. Women, on the other hand, eat this stuff up. It’s how we bond. You tell me something about you. Then I’ll tell you something about me....more
I have a love for Guitar Hero - it lets me release my inner rock star! And it is so much than ...more

Guest Post - Electronic Addiction

Today I have a guest post about protecting kids from electronic addiction. We don't yet have to ward against this problem, since the girls don't have access to any electronics yet. But I'm sure they will, and sooner rather than later.  ___ ...more

Video Game That Goes Terribly and Hilariously Wrong

I was in the kitchen cooking and I hear horror movie screaming coming from the family room. I turn around from the stove to see what was going on....more
 @@BehavioralChild It was so cute.  They are such good boys...until they created a ...more

"I found your wife, unfortuantely I had to kill her.." Things I hear from my living room

Do you ever just sit and listen to the things that are said in your household? Just sit and listen as though you were a stranger observing a new culture or hearing things via a CIA bug? I imagine the CIA is pretty confused by what's been coming out of my living room tonight!"Two bears?  It's never good to have to bears after you- now I have to go swimming!""I'll blast your ass right out of the sky!""Mostly, it is the Nords.  They do not like outsiders.""Why do you have to bother my horse- really, Another bear?"...more

15 life lessons video games have taught my children

Since December is National Video Game Month, I thought I'd make a list of invaluable and tricksy lessons that video games have taught my kids.No. I'm kidding about the National Video Game Month. But not about the tricksy lessons:1. If you die, just hit start over, or dig some health out of your backpack. Sometimes you can wander around the village until you find the store that sells life, it usually comes in a box with the American Red Cross symbol on it. The important thing to remember here is that death isn't permanent....more

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