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November 2017

Gaming By On November 29, 2017

My Top 5 favorite”Board-Games” and Why I Love Them

*this post contains affiliate links To be honest, I was planning on writing on something completely different today. But I wanted to play some board-games, and since I had no one to play with this evening, this was the next best thing. So I tucked the boys into bed, pulled out my games, took some pictures and poured myself a…

Parenting / Playtime By On November 28, 2017

Hands Off! Encouraging Free-Play in Kids

We live in a Hi-Tech, hyper scheduled world. When I transitioned from working full time to staying at home with two little kids, I realized that I wanted to change that. After two years of heavy scheduling with one little kid and two parents working irregular hours, I wanted to spend some time focusing on relaxing our home schedule and…

Family / Parenting / Personal By On November 18, 2017

November: A Season of Thankfulness and Preparation of Advent

Thanksgiving is upon me, and I’m getting pumped up for my cooking and baking extravaganza. I love Thanksgiving dinner: roasting the turkey, cooking all the favorite casseroles, making pies; my favorite part is setting a pretty dining room table with a nice centerpiece, all the family china, and the heirloom serving dishes. I love feeding everyone, and fortunately, they love…

Gaming / Reviews By On November 11, 2017

Gaming with Toddlers: Let’s Do the Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey Sarah’s Rating: 9.5/10 Rated: E 10+ Platforms: Nintendo Switch Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Platformer, 3D, Action, Adventure This year has truly felt like the year of Nintendo, at least in our house. I have been calling my husband “Matt the Nintend-nerd” for approximately a decade, and this year, with the Nintendo Switch on the market, and a truly impressive lineup of…

Parenting / Reflections By On November 9, 2017

For New Moms From a Slightly Less New Mom

These last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of talking to people expecting their first baby. I got to listen to their excitement, joy, and sometimes naivete. I’ve also spent time talking to plenty of women who are just learning what it is to be a mom, are struggling to adjust to what life with kids is, and feel confused…

Family / Parenting By On November 5, 2017

The Best Laid Plans…

There are days where all your planning goes well, and then there are days where it feel like everything falls apart, and that was today. My husband managed to swing a three day weekend, and today we went to an annual party hosted by some old friends. We were looking forward to a fun day of socializing, playing games, chasing…