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The folks over at Blue Orange Games — the manufacturer of our other favorite game, Doodle Quest — sent me Dr. Eureka a few months back. Although we’ve played it many times over the summer, this is the first chance I’m getting to review it. In three words: We loved it! The game is designed [...]

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Bad Moms — Touching a Nerve

Today my Facebook feed is filled with women sharing the Bad Moms trailer. What, you haven’t seen it? Here’s the link: Bad Moms trailer People are going crazy! They identify with the moms who are, in the trailer, tired of trying to be perfect moms. I get it. Especially since, for a long time, I [...]

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Setting Up Playdates

I’m at a crossroads right now when it comes to playdates, especially with my older one. I don’t feel like I should be involved anymore, especially since 12-year-olds don’t call their social interactions “playdates” anymore. They say they are “hanging out” or “getting together.” And yet my oldest wants me to help her out. She [...]

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The summer stretches out in front of us. Two and a half months without structure. I plan on taking time to hang out with my kids a lot and one of the things that’s on my to-d0 list is the Summer Movie Express, a program that provides $1 movie tickets for second run flicks. You [...]

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Review: Mario Kart 8

One of the best memories I have of my childhood goes back to when I was a young teen. It was the night that my entire family including my mom plus my two cousins and a few friends beat Arkanoid. For those born after 1990: Arkanoid was this cool game where you had to use [...]

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Review: Monsters University

I’m not really a movie person. It makes my husband nuts, actually. I tend to press pause a lot if we’re watching at home, and I can’t sit still at the movie theater, either. I get up and go to the bathroom a lot. It takes a really, really good movie to get me to [...]

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A Facebook friend posted a link to the story about Lego’s cat-calling sticker. For anyone who missed it: Josh Stearns, a dad of two little boys posted photos of some really stupid LEGO stickers on his Tumblr account. One of them depicted a LEGO construction worker waving and shouting “HEY BABE!” He couldn’t understand why [...]

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I don’t like Victoria’s Secret for three reasons — their bra straps are too thin, they make patrons provide driver’s licenses during returns even if they have their original receipts, and they objectify women. (Are those “angels” even real women???) This week, the store gave me a fourth reason — they are doing pseudo-marketing to [...]

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Does watching a lot of television make kids nutty and mean? The answer, according to a study published in the medical journal Archives of Diseases in Childhood, is yes. The report — Do television and electronic games predict children’s psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study — found that 5-year-old kids who [...]

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I cried after Big Girl got out of the car today. The late bell rang as she walked through the doors. Little Girl asked if I was crying because her sister was going to get a late pass. I told her yes. What else could I say? I couldn’t tell her the truth that I [...]

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