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30+ Best Games for Family Game Night (When You Have a Non-Reader)

Tips and ideas for the 30+ best simple and easy family game night board, dice, and card games for kids and adults to play together, especially when you have a non-reader. These games make great gifts to buy and are the perfect addition to any home's game basket. Great to play on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, or any holiday. Games for all ages to play together.

I have written many times over about all the games my family loves. We are game players through and through. We have family game nights often, and we play games during “school time” in the days. (Some people call that gameschooling, a name that I love.) Recently, I posted 20+ Best Adult Games for Date Night with the caveat that we don’t do the adult versions of games because they tend to be raunchy and borderline vulgar. That’s just not our style. We prefer to spend our money on games the whole family can enjoy. That post has been crazy popular, … Read more

The Best 20+ Adult & Teen Games for Date Night

20+ best adult games for date night, but the whole family will enjoy these, even the kids!

I love games. I’m very good at games, too, which makes it less fun to play with me, but my dear husband is a very good sport and doesn’t mind that he usually loses at some things. Games are a great way to enjoy quality time together as a couple after the kids are in bed. They reduce the pressure on deep conversation and give each of you something to focus on while still providing the time together that your marriage desperately needs. I don’t know about you, but poor Joe and me never have anything to talk about when … Read more

Snakes and Ladders – A Free Printable Learning Game for Kids

Free printable learning games for kids - This fun Snakes and Ladders game can be used a variety of ways for teaching reading skills, numbers, counting, and more. Best for preschool and elementary, but fun for adults and older kids, too!

I didn’t know what to call this post because it’s partly about how I feel like I’m failing as a homeschool parent, and partly about how I made up a super fun printable Snakes and Ladders game for Allie and me to play to practice her numbers, counting, and reading skills. Working full-time and homeschooling are two things that do not appear to mix on the surface, and actually do not mix well in practice either.  I am tired when I get home from work, and the kids are tired when I get home from work. No one wants to … Read more

8 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable for Your Husband

honoring the man they call daddy

This week’s Honoring the Man They Call Daddy theme is setting the stage. What can we do to make our homes more welcoming and more comfortable for our husbands? I wasn’t sure where to start, so I asked Joe what that would look like. “Uh, I dunno,” he answered. Not satisfied with that answer, I pressed, and he said, “I don’t really need too much. A little pampering, maybe. A foot massage.” Here’s what else he said (plus a few things I added in on his behalf). Greet him with a smile and a smooch when he walks in the … Read more