How the game of LIFE really teaches life lessons

We live on the West Coast of Canada. While we don't have a lot of snow, we DO have a LOT of rain. Add to the mix that we live in a condo, it is easy for the 6-year-old to get restless. Lately we have discovered some old boardgames and I was shocked at the number of life lessons we covered off with (the even more aptly named in my books) - The game of LIFE....more

Great Mario Coloring Pages Free For Mario Fans

We all have played super Mario or Mario bros at some or the other time in our life. After all, it was exciting to play those different Super Mario versions that have been released time and time again. It was fun being with Mario and be a part of his adventures, trying to save Princess Peach and one could spend hours playing those cool Mario games that get challenging with every level. However, you sure are going to need great skills and all your speed to increase your score, or you could get trapped or even get killed by Goombas that come your way. ...more

Let's play a game: Does this belong here?

I have a favorite game in my household that I usually play on the weekends. It's called, "Does this belong here?" It's great and you can play it, too. The rules are simple:...more

Play it again, Mom

Often, on a long car ride, I hear a polite voice from the backseat of the car, asking, "Mom, can you turn on my music now, please?" So, I switch on my son's music, and I am missing out on a great opportunity....more

Tiny Trees by Whispering Gibbon: A small company who have big ideas

An independent games company called Whispering Gibbon are soon to bring out a visually rich and aesthetically pleasing mobile app in which users cultivate and grow their very own Bonsai tree.I’ve been chatting with the guys at Whispering Gibbon, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and I’m really excited about what they are doing and definitely thought it blog worthy!...more

Why I love our Wednesdays

Wednesdays are the best days of the week for me - Wednesdays are our family days. On Wednesday mornings, I try to do something special with my son before I take him to school: Give him a new maze to do; complete a worksheet; read a short book together. It's my way of spending those few extra moments with him that he wants and needs....more

Gamers over 50

Hi I'm a gamer and I'm over 50. I don't know if anyone will read this, but hope so. I'll tell you how I got started gaming. I was suffering from depression I was dianosed with by-polar. My son I have one but I have another one that's like a son.They told mom why don't you play some games on your wii. I was just using it to watch netflex. So they bought me my first game, it was Zelda. I started playing and got hooked. It got me out of the depression, now mind you I do take medication. But it can only do so much....more

Feeding My Inner Teen - Style Savvy Trendsetters

So there’s this video game that my friend bought me for Christmas a couple years ago.  It’s called Style Savvy Trendsetters and it’s always on my game rotation.  Truthfully it barely leaves my 3DS slot....more

I Need To Build My House! Video Games

I Need To Build My House! - Video GamesThis generation is so dead. You ask a kid, 'What are you doing this Saturday?' and they'll be playing video games or watching cable, instead of building model cars or airplanes or doing something creative. Kids today never say, 'Man, I'm really into remote-controlled steamboats.'  ~Jack White...more