Why It Is Important to Play Games

When we are at our camp in the Adirondacks, we don't have a TV, video games, or even a stereo to entertain us. I find we do talk more as a family, and we sit quietly on the deck and listen to the best music ever produced: the sounds of nature. Most evenings, though, we find ourselves turning to our extensive collection of board games. Yes, playing games is fun -- but they also are good for all of us. For us old folks, games keep our minds sharp. They challenge our memory and our ability to concentrate and strategize. ...more
 @grneydcntrygirl That is great that you set a time every week to play games. Just wait as they ... more

Why It Is Important to Play Games

When we are at our camp in the Adirondacks, we don't have a TV, video games, or even a stereo to entertain us. I find we do talk more as a family, and we sit quietly on the deck and listen to the best music ever produced: the sounds of nature. Most evenings, though, we find ourselves turning to our extensive collection of board games. Yes, playing games is fun -- but they also are good for all of us. For us old folks, games keep our minds sharp. They challenge our memory and our ability to concentrate and strategize. ...more
 @nellewrites I usually don't want to play intitally but I am always surprised at how much fun I ... more

Why It Is Important to Play Games

When we are at our camp in the Adirondacks, we don't have a TV, video games, or even a stereo to entertain us. I find we do talk more as a family, and we sit quietly on the deck and listen to the best music ever produced: the sounds of nature. Most evenings, though, we find ourselves turning to our extensive collection of board games. Yes, playing games is fun -- but they also are good for all of us. For us old folks, games keep our minds sharp. They challenge our memory and our ability to concentrate and strategize. ...more
 @kisschronicles I agree with you so much.  I think about how much we laugh and the silly ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
 @HomeRearedChef Isn't great when you get some distance from your "stuff" that you can really ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
 @neal.raised.by.my.daughter I really like your thought: that you don't want to have too many ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
 @AdelinaVPriddis Good point... you share a home with others it is hard to make everyone happy ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
 @AdelinaVPriddis I agree a handmade item has a person in it. more

Blogging is Good for Teens

People think the Internet is a place where teens can get into trouble. They worry about what teenagers might be exposed to online, who might try to contact them, and acts of bullying. There is no doubt the openness of the Internet can bring risks to young people. But supervised participation in blogging is thought to be beneficial.A recent study makes a case for how the Internet, despite its faults, is also a great space for teenagers to improve their mental health by reaching out to a responsive community while blogging....more
I definitely have some fears about my teen doing anything on line but this is a really ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
 @SunbonnetSmart.com Great to hear this inspired you to clean a closet... can't get a better ... more

The Minimalist Dilemma: Utility vs Beauty

Part of simple living is clearing away the objects in your life, most especially in your home, that are quite literally: just taking up space. ...more
I would love to hear how you resolve this purchasing conflict in your life? I definitely have ... more