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My Favorite Top 100 Family Board Games

As parents of three kids, we have over 100 different types of board games we have played throughout their lives. We have played every kind of family game imaginable from the simplest Candy Land to the hardest Trivia Pursuit. So often we recommend and even loan out different games to friends and family. So today I have made a list of my favorite top 100 family board games we have played with the kids. Enjoy!

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The “Onward” Value of a Father in a Kid’s Life

“Onward” is a tough story of two brother, Ian & Bartley, who on Ian’s 16th birthday begin a quest for magic to bring back their deceased father for one single day. As the story opens, Ian is a shy, skinny kid who is missing a father he never knew. On his birthday, he is hoping he’ll have the courage to change his life and begin checking off a few goals.

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Fun Family Activities To Try This Week

Spending time with family is something we all look forward to at the end of the week and it is often the best time of the week to bond and relax amongst people we love and care about. If you are at a loss on what to do and how to spend your time together as a family this week, here are some fun ideas to try.

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Father’s Day, My Gift Stop & a Chance at a $300 Giveaway

If you follow me for any length of time, you know I am NOT a go-to-the-store shopper, but prefer to do ALL my gift giving shopping online. The problem is, I don’t know what to buy anybody. In the past, I’ve always ended up giving gift cards for graduation and Father’s Day. Not any more as I found a great resource, My Gift Stop!

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Five Tips for a Florida Fun In The Sun Vacation

As far as family holiday destinations are concerned, Florida is easily one of the most attractive out there. The Golden State attracts millions of American visitors and an even greater number of international guests for fun in the sun each year. With miles of beaches and plenty of family attractions along the east coast, it’s hardly any wonder.

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Creating A Bedroom Wonderland For Your Kids

Childhood is a magical time, and parents should try to take advantage of that fact when it comes to creating a bedroom wonderland for their children. Try to think outside of the box and come up with lots of fresh ideas that will make the little ones feel excited. You know your child better than anyone else, and so you’re the best person to execute all the final decisions.

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Best Day Ever Ranch – Nerds Go Camping!

Best Day Ever Ranch – The Best Way to Camp! I was trying to find a way to ‘sort of’ camp and spend some time outside, but still have the nerdy luxury of air conditioning and WiFi. (Two absolute stables in a geeky Dad’s life.) Well my good friends at FunCityStuff, either in humor or in helpfulness, invited Codeman and I out to Best Day Ever Ranch for fun and outdoor activities.

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5 Benefits of Playing the Game of Life

The Game of Life is one of the oldest board games in American history. It’s also one of the most popular games from Milton Bradley. Unlike Monopoly, the Game of Life will end at a particular point, which means you can generally finish the game in an evening.

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Five Lessons Learned from Monopoly

Almost any family that has a closet filled with board games owns a Monopoly game. If they’re like me, they may even have Monopoly Junior game for players under 8 years old. So, why is a game that’s been on store shelves since 1933 still so popular today? Well, it’s fun to play, of course. But there are also a lot of life lessons to learn from Monopoly.

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5 Great Kindergarten Games to Play

Being a five year-old kid is a magical time of learning. The learning window is wide open in Kindergarten. Children begin reading, meeting classmates, and learning how to interact in society. So much early life experience occurs during their playtime at this age. I recommend parents not only read to their kids 30 minutes everyday, but that they also take an hour a week and play family board games.

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5 Reasons I Love CoSchedule

If the adage, which I believe, that “consistent blogging helps your business” then tools that help you stay on top of your blogging are something to consider. Nothing has changed my blogging as much as CoSchedule. I absolutely love this product! I could not imagine planning out or promoting my post through social media without utilizing this wonderful gizmo.

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5 Free Papa Louie Arcade Games to Kill ANY Productive Day

I have two boys ages 11 and 5 who are very much computer addicted to free “PapaLouie” games. I have no idea where they get their laptop obsession. I try very hard to make some time and actually play these online games with them (or next to them). I have to say most of them are very good…

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How to Fly on Bare Gas, without Losing Your Spirit Fare…

I just finished up a year-long contract in Minneapolis that required me to fly up there from Dallas monthly. As a turnkey contractor, I always try to fly as cheaply as possible. When we’re talking cheap there is one airlines that has taken their price and service to a new low…

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How to Pack a “Mother Lode” without Dumping One

Packing the Inside of the eBags TLS 21″ Mini Mother Lode Duffel: With 2752 cu. in. of space, both my wife and I were able to pack a four-day dressy trip in this ONE carry-on bag. This just over 8 lbs, light, durable Mother Lode duffel, has more features than IMAX theater on Thanksgiving weekend.

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Easy Ways to Designate Space for Reading with Your Kids

When setting up a reading space, start with the personality of the child. Knowing your child’s personality will increase the odds of getting it perfect. Introvert or extrovert? Recharges alone or is energized by crowds? If you are reading this, the chances are high that your child is either:

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Forget Cable, We Do Amazon Prime

It is cheap, with only one fee. I can try it out for a year and turn it off easily if I elect I don’t want to renew. It didn’t require a special box or someone to run wires around my house or install a satellite dish. For our family, it offered tons of kids programs and just enough shows and movies to completely derail a well oiled family.

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