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…

Game for the pool: Leaf Patrol

On a recent trip to DisneyWorld, we were lucky enough to get a day warm enough to swim in the pool.  My 6 year old is now swimming without a noodle, and my 4 year old still has a floatie. But - they came up with a pool came the…

My 0.02: Other games I played a lot on Android in 2019

My swordigo post really blew up, so I wanted to let you all know that I play other games on Android too!  Usually I'm playing Android on my cell phone on the subway.  So I'll categorize the games by 1-handed or 2, as s…