Inside Fun is Epic

Inside Fun is Epic

I remember creeping around a dark and smoky room, laser gun in hand. My vest started blinking…again…and one of Ryan’s friend’s started cackling behind me. “I got Ryan’s mom!” he crowed. That was probably the last time I play laser tag with a bunch of seven year old boys. Now don’t get me wrong. I…Continue Reading

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks

Both of my kids are scouts, which means we’ve made more than a few Pinewood Derby cars. It’s the highlight of the Cub Scout year in our house–a time when we break out the drafting paper and the power tools! Our cars may not have always been the fastest, but they’ve crossed the finish line…Continue Reading

Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom (with a free printable)

Minecraft Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom (with a free printable)

Is Minecraft cool around your house too? Are you looking for an easy–and Minecrafty–Valentine’s Day card to print up at home? Well, here you go!   There’s plenty of Minecraft inspired Valentine’s Day cards on Pinterest, but not everyone is showing how they made them, or worse, the links lead you to an out of…Continue Reading

No More Overdue Books for County Kids…or is it?

No More Overdue Books for County Kids…or is it?

Wow! Did you hear that St. Louis County will no longer charge parents for their kid’s overdue books & DVDs?  My first reaction was not what you’d think. I just imagined row upon row of empty shelves after children stop returning their books… But the new policy isn’t that crazy. If a children’s book or…Continue Reading

How I Saved Money Cutting the Cord

How I Saved Money Cutting the Cord

This week I’m focusing on my family’s decision to cut the cord and drop kick our cable package. On Monday I gave some tips on cord cutting, Tuesday I talked about things you could watch online and today…let’s talk money. As in, how much can I really save cutting the cord? Well…it’s going to depend on…Continue Reading

7 Tips for Cutting the Cord

7 Tips for Cutting the Cord

I never thought of myself as the cord cutting type. I grew up when cable TV was a new fangled thing only city kids could access and yearned for the boredom up having 57 channels and nothing on. My family’s set maxed out at seven channels and there was no hope of cable making it out to rural…Continue Reading