Review: Luigi's Mansion for Switch - it's great!

Both kids (ages 5 and 7) love playing Luigi's Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch.  We take turns, and have fun solving the puzzles.  Despite the "ghost" theme, it's not too scary.   The kids are also able to wo…

Fall Fun Outside

We've been learning about seasons and enjoying the fall outside. Here are some of the games which have been a hit:  1) Catching Leafs  There's 2 great ways to play:  a) Stand under where lots of leaves are falling. Try …

I recently learned about Board Game Arena a site to play board games online. Premium membership is $25/yr and comes with lots of games. I have yet to try the real-time video and chat with the game, but that seems like it might…

Looking at the stars

Looking at the stars is a great way to have fun at night and connect with your kids.  I asked my astrophysicist professor for recommendations for telescopes.   He says: For starting out, the best options are some astronomical bin…

My 0.02: The Sound of Music

I watched the movie The Sound of Music this weekend with my children, who are 7 and 5 years old. Overall it was quite a hit!  Although some of the plot was over their heads, they absolutely loved the songs and the movie overall. …

Toddlers in One Page

Toddlers in One Page (not medical advice for entertainment only) Sleep Hopefully by 1-2 years, you're getting some sleep.  We sleep trained , but trust your own instincts. Our kids liked still being in sleep sacks . Once our …

Summer fun in the Burbs - ages 5-7

With a backyard, you can have lots of fun, even during a quarantine and even on hot days.  Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy our yard on a hot day. 1) Climb a tree Instant shade, trees are fun.   2) Sprinkler Just run t…