Category Archives: Kids

Young Kids Love Card Games – Little Boy Playing Old Maid With Teddy Bear

Are you looking for gifts for a young child, ages 3 to 6? You might be surprised to learn that young kids love card games like Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and more. My sister Pam, known as Mema … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers on the Cheap – Great Haul from the Dollar Tree

If you’re on a tight budget like we are and need some stocking stuffers on the cheap, here are a few items my husband George bought at our local Dollar Tree. There’s a video below, but here are some photos … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys Part 3 – Vintage 1930s Toys

Welcome to Part 3 of Favorite Childhood Toys. If you’d like to catch up, you can go here for Part 1 (Rebel on a Pink Scooter) and here for Part 2, Chatty Kathy, Millennium Falcon, and Derringer Belt Buckle. As I … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys Part 1 – Rebel on a Pink Scooter

Do you remember what your favorite childhood toy was? For Christmas 2009, I made an altered art book for my mom and dad, and inside one of the pockets is a list of our family members’ favorite childhood toys. I … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies From A Funny Family – A Little Giggle Getaway

Welcome to Friday Funnies. How about a little Giggle Getaway? I always wanted to be a clown, but everybody just laughed at me. So, I raised four clowns instead. They, in turned, passed those funny genes on to my grand … Continue reading

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Goodbye Super Mario Brothers, Pong, and Other Video Games

Do you play video games, or did you play them in the past? My experience playing video games was short lived, and I’ll explain why in a bit. Do you remember when the first video game came out? Pong – … Continue reading

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The Gift of Health

Years ago, Dr. William Sears, world-renowned pediatrician and father of eight, was talking with other parents about what they could do to help their children succeed in life. “A good education” was mentioned, along with money, self-discipline, and other things … Continue reading

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Legend of Monster Island – Book 3 is Here!

Hello Readers! I’m excited to announce Legend of Monster Island, Book 3 in the Monster Moon Mystery series (for ages 8 to 12),  by BBH McChiller (Kathryn Sant and Lynn Kelley). Listen, swabbers, to this kraken tale.  Treasure and scoundrels and … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of The Swift by Alex Banks

 The Swift Comes out June 2nd How far would you go to save the ones you love? “The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost … Continue reading

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Middle Shelf – Cool Reads For Kids

This post is reblogged with permission from Susan Kaye Quinn’s March 7, 2014 post. I, too, planned to write a post about Middle Shelf, a wonderful new digital magazine featuring cool reads for kids, but Susan’s post is so well … Continue reading

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