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Chalk It Up As A Win

I have mentioned several times that I am a big fan of the chalk board and the dry erase board around the house. I need a calendar to keep myself organized. Yes, I have one on my phone but it doesn’t quite replace an old fashioned wall calendar. I have been through quite a few packs of dry erase markers and I’m always disappointed with how they write after a couple months. The perfect answer to my problem was a product I didn’t even know existed: Liquid Chalk Markers by Chalkola. Continue reading Chalk It Up As A Win

How do you Stack Up?

When we first got married my wife worked for one year as an elementary school PE teacher. One of their units was all about cup stacking. I grew up playing and excelling in sports. I loved PE; it was my favorite subject every year from Kindergarten to Senior year of High School. (For the record, I did really love Drama too) But I had never heard of stacking cups and it seemed pretty silly to me. Continue reading How do you Stack Up?

Old-School Meets New-School

Bed time routine around here almost always involves a few books. There is nothing quite like a great book to whisk you away on a great adventure. Recently I was sent a copy of Goodnight Lad to check out.

The story was a tale about a boy who wouldn’t go to bed and the lengths his parents went to in order to get him to fall asleep. If that’s all there was to this book it would have been placed on the bookshelf among our 100 other books to get worked into the book rotation.

Turns out this book has one really cool feature that sets it apart from every other book on the planet. Continue reading Old-School Meets New-School

Keep your kids safe online

This post is sponsored by eKavach

As if parenting wasn’t already hard enough in the real world we also have to make sure we protect our kids in the digital world too. The internet has opened a whole new world of threats to our kids that we need to be aware of, such as cyber bullying, pornography, gambling and sexual predators. Continue reading Keep your kids safe online

Scooby-Doo & LEGO $200 Giveaway

Scooby-Doo was easily one of my favorite cartoons growing up and I still have tons of LEGOS around my house now. Well, lucky for my 10 year old self, LEGO and Scooby-Doo have teamed up to make a series of stop motion YouTube videos using the new Scooby-Doo LEGO sets.

I can remember taking my family’s old giant VHS video recorder and putting it on a tripod and making my own stop motion movies with LEGOS. I didn’t even know it was called stop motion and every movie was almost exactly the same: two LEGO trucks drove head first into each other and then violently exploded all over the room. I was a very predictable director, in hind sight I should have mixed in some love story plot lines. Oh well.

Fortunately for you, the WB Kids YouTube channel has succeeded where I failed Continue reading Scooby-Doo & LEGO $200 Giveaway