Fun & Games With The Cast Of Baby Daddy, Exclusive Season 6 Q&A #ABCTVEvent #BabyDaddy

One of the highlights of my recent trip to L.A. was time spent celebrating FreeForm's hit series "Baby Daddy". We were able to screen the season 6 premiere episode, followed by an exclusive Q & A, and baby shower themed luncheon with the cast. Season six premiere - The newly pregnant couple, Danny and Riley, search for the perfect doctor for their baby while Ben continues his quest to find … [Read more...]

Our Eddie The Eagle Movie Night #EddieInsiders #EddieBingo #FHEInsiders

Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an … [Read more...]

Tips for Parents to Balance Time for Work and Family

As a working parent, it is always a challenge to balance time with your job and family. Whatever your job is, you will find it difficult to manage your time properly. This is the reason why some children seek more attention and love from their parents. However, there are various ways on how to balance your time. All you need is determination and patience at all times. It could be hard at first, … [Read more...]

A diamond in the rough, my latest resale find

I had been toying around with the idea of buying a game table for my family room. For our occasional family game night, and pinochle night with the girls, it has always been a pain to have to lug out the needed card table and folding chairs from the basement, which was never an easy task. Although a hassle to store, a card table and chairs can be readily setup and moved. At the time that I was … [Read more...]

Jurassic World Giveaway #3 #TeamJurassic #JurassicWorld #LEGO

Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games' signature classic LEGO humor, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable … [Read more...]

PC Gaming Rigs of Yesteryear

Both of my daughters and my husband enjoy gaming. Modern gaming, on their Xbox® and Playstation® consoles. While I am much more retro - I'll take the classics like Atari over those any-day. Believe me, I hear about it too. Even our granddaughter loves Xbox®. No matter which decade you land on, if you are or have beena gamer, you'll enjoy this Retro Battlestations infographic... Source: … [Read more...]

Practice makes perfect, gaining momentum playing Mah Jongg

You’ll recall if you read my last blog My Mah Jongg experience continues that I’ve taken an interest in Mah Jongg and am in pursuit of getting better at playing it. I’ve put in many hours of practice on my own and I finally see it paying off. I have been playing with several ladies at our local senior center. When only one lady showed up last week, I decided to try another local center. … [Read more...]

A fun walk down the online memory lane (Infographic)

Thinking back, I remember almost all of these being a pretty big deal when they were new. Amazing how much the web has changed with the times. Infographic source. … [Read more...]

Jenga Throw-N-Go Review & Giveaway

A favorite from the 80s is back with hot new colors! Jenga Throw-N-Go is classic Jenga block stacking fun with a colorful twist. Players roll the die to determine which block they need to remove or they can reverse the action and force an opponent to remove one or two blocks!" I recently received Jenga Throw-N-Go to review. I surprised my granddaughter and nieces with this (new to them) game … [Read more...]

Childhood memories rekindled with the discovery of a card game new to me! #Giveaway

When I was a kid, my girlfriends and I would spend hours playing the card game “Mille Bornes” (meaning a thousand miles in French) I don’t remember how my friend discovered this game, which was created in 1954 in France. It was different from any other card game that we’d ever played. All I recall is that we thoroughly enjoyed playing it. So, when I knew that I was going to try out a … [Read more...]

New Year, New Games Giveaway

That's right, breaking out the Critterverse-style graphics again! Thanks to the generosity of some fantastic indie game developers, I still have quite a few games to give away left over from the Christmas game giveaway! Five lucky people will win up to 13 different games each. First place is worth just over $100, and the grand total of all the prizes is a little over $300. The … [Read more...]

TENZI & the companion game “77 Ways to play TENZI” Review & Giveaway – 3 Winners!

A couple weeks ago I shared my experience with a new game, TENZI. With a suggested retail price of under $15.00, TENZI makes a great gift. The best way to buy it is to find it in your local store so that you’re able to pick out the dice in the color combination that appeals to you. I actually bought mine at my local Hallmark store. Now, along comes a companion game for TENZI, called 77 Ways to … [Read more...]

Accidental discovery of a new, fast-paced dice game that you’re going to love!

While on a shopping trip to Hallmark for a Christmas ornament, I stumbled upon what turned out to be the perfect gift for my niece, a dice game called “Tenzi”. It stated on the package that it’s the world’s fastest game. Since I am always on the lookout for a different type of game, I thought that I’d give this one a chance. I wasn’t disappointed. Last night, for New Year’s Eve, three of us … [Read more...]

The Classic Game of PayDay Review & Giveaway

The classic game of PayDay has been produced since the 1970's and has been used as a great way to teach finance to children on a monthly basis. But more than that, it's a lot of fun for the whole family! I recently received PayDay to review with my family. The game was delivered just in time for our most recent family fun night. After dinner, and before kicking back in the living room for … [Read more...]

Our Magical Weekend @ Great Wolf Lodge #MagiQuest

Great Wolf Lodge, North America’s largest indoor water-park resorts, offers more than just water play! We recently joined local Big Brothers, Big Sisters at Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky to help kick-off their new live-action game called MagiQuest! It was an enchanted and magical weekend to say the least. The girls really enjoyed the game, just as much as we enjoyed watching them. With a … [Read more...]

Skylanders Giants Video Game Review

Thousands of years ago, the Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it's time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders to defeat KAOS. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power® to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands! Battle is what we did! We recently had the chance to play Skylanders Giants, … [Read more...]

You’ve Been Sentenced & Twisted Fish

I was sent a complimentary copy of You've Been Sentenced also offers multiple methods of play and you can purchase several add-on card sets to keep things fresh. The available add-on decks include: Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge™ Deck Sports Highlights Deck Sci-fi and Fantasy Pop Culture Deck Gourmet Cuisine Deck This fun for the whole family board game scores high … [Read more...]

SpongeBob Surf & Skate Roadtrip Now Available on XBox Kinect & Nintendo DS!

Grab your board. Carve it up! Hit the sand and surf with SpongeBob and his best pal, Patrick, for some super boarding escapades! Ride mondo waves and winding waterways, and skate gnarly seaside streets and ramps for hours of challenges that will test your awesome boarding skills. Now this looks like fun! Sponge Bob and Patrick in a game - this is a must have on our list this year! Check out … [Read more...]

Apples to Apples Digital, Social & Mobile Play!

MATTEL’S POPULAR FAMILY GAME APPLES TO APPLES™ GETS CONNECTED WITH DIGITAL, SOCIAL AND MOBILE PLAY THIS WINTER HQ Set to Deliver Innovative New Games forPlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Facebook and Mobile Devices GOURA HILLS, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2011 – This December, THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) bring families everywhere the ability to experience Apples to Apples™, … [Read more...]

Loving Week 4

My daughter has been a Yoursphere? Always free to join and a whole lot of fun! If you join, please use my reference code: YSMC-0043 so they know I sent you. "I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card … [Read more...]

Yoursphere, My Daughter’s Place On The Web

It's been just over two weeks since I introduced my almost 11 year old daughter to She started out pretty slow, not so sure she was really interested but over the last week she has jumped right in. She has already more than doubled her friends list. Spends a lot of her free time playing the games and laughing at videos. She has even shared one of her own. Last night she taught me … [Read more...]

Scene It? Deluxe Disney Channel, Review & Savings & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. My Mother's Day this year started with my ten year old daughter making me breakfast for the first time on her own. I love it that was totally in control of things. She didn't stop with breakfast, she had a full day of Mother / Daughter activities planned. It was so much fun! After breakfast we cleaned up and played Scene It? Deluxe … [Read more...]

Bella Sara trading cards, Review & Giveaway

I was recently asked to review a couple of packs of the Sara Bella, Bella's Ball cards. Each pack contained 5 trading cards, 1 sticker card, and 1 ticket card. The graphics on these cards are enchanting, and carry a brief description of their character. According to my ten year old daughter these cards are awesome! I have to say that I agree. The website is fun and easy to use and brings a smile … [Read more...]