Woot, bring on the superheroes!

Every Tuesday Stephen and I open our home to about 5 or so guys and we all sit around in our basement and play role playing games. I know, how cliche right? For the record the only time we light candles is if we're playing Cthulu, we'd much rather eat Ranch Doritos than Cheetos, and if someone started using words like 'thy,' or anything that ends with a 'eth' they'd be laughed out of the room. ...more

The Party

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Curling: What Would Shakespeare Do?


Calling Loudly, “J.D. Salinger”

In 1941, J.D. Salinger had seven stories rejected by The New Yorker. Apparently undaunted, he submitted an eighth the same year, "Slight Rebellion off Madison," which was accepted. BUT, it was about a disaffected teenager (can you guess his name?) nervous about the war, and in the wake of Pearl Harbor was deemed unpublishable - so did not see print for another five years....more

remember when we were kids

My husband and i played the board game Life Friday night night with 3 of our kids, it was a fun night took about 1hour and 30 minutes, I wish all games would put approx. how long a game takes to play. I love playing games but sometimes i wonder who does the review for some of these games before they are put on store shelves. We played uno attack last night and it is a fun game except the cards could have been made a lot easier to know what to do. We had to keep referring back to the directions to see what you were suppose to do with certain cards. I have approx....more

Tonight my 7yr old daughter and I played board game called "touche" by Gabriel 1977.  I ...more

The Blessings that came with the use of Nintendo for our son with Special Needs

   A few years ago we purchased a Nintendo DS for our older son for Christmas. Little did we know that gift, would also become a gift for our younger son with special needs. He has Cerebral Palsy and was able to play the game to our surprise.  This helped him with his hand eye coordination.  His therapists both Physical & Occupational also recommended the use of Wii sports as a at home therapy....more

As Dog Racetracks Close, Where Do All the Greyhounds Go?

Due to changing laws and declining business, at least seven Greyhound race tracks closed their gates in 2009, including several on New Year's Eve. (Between 2002 and 2007, dog racing bets declined 42 percent.) So what's to become of all the unemployed racers? For animal shelters across the nation, a new race is on … to find homes for these special dogs. ...more

Agreed. It sounds like these dogs have some dedicated humans on their side so that should ...more

Shame on Chuck E. Cheese!-

Has anyone else seen those recent Chuck E. Cheese commercials? They're the ones where the moms are so worried about their kids safety that they become over-protective and can't relax when the kids are out to play. One commercial shows a nervous mom standing at the window looking outside while the kids play on the swingset.  Another shows a mom wrapping her kids up in bubble wrap before they go for a bike ride.Oddly enough, the solution message then enters... take your kids to Chuck E. Cheese where they can have some safe fun....more

Happy Holidays from BeChicMag.com


Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more