Oh Those Golden Grahams Still Kickstart My Saturday Mornings

#GoldenGrahams Golden Grahams recipe

Funny thing. I’m so not a fan of graham crackers. S’mores? Yes. Regular Graham Crackers, no. However, I make some serious exceptions when you’re merely talking about Golden Grahams cereal. Anyone from my generation (read: old) definitely remembers cartoons only being on TV on Saturday mornings. Those were the true Glory Days. I’d grab my […]

You’ll Be Surprised How I Bond with My Kids These Days

#berrieseverywhere bond cereal

I want to talk about bonds. No not James, not Barry and not savings. I’m talking about the bond I have with my two boys. It’s a crazy cliche but it’s so insanely true. Time flies when you’re having fun. And while there’ve been plenty of ups, downs and scares, having kids is easily the most rewarding […]

When Did Water Bottle Flipping Become a Thing?

water bottle flipping

When I was a kid we had plenty of inventive ways to kill time at school or family functions. There was the old three-coins hockey game on the table or the paper football flick game. Not to mention those wacky paper fortune tellers, which always looked like Muppet faces to me. Kids today, however, have […]

A 12-Year-Old’s Perspective on Living With Food Allergies


When Jason was just 13 months, Allie and I discovered that he was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and seeds. It’s been a long (and at times frightening) journey, but our little guy’s certainly come a long way. Now that he’s 12, Jason always carries an EpiPen around and has learned to speak up at restaurants and with his teachers […]

Building Fabulous Memories with Photo Books

Family vacation

Know what I miss? Sitting around with friends and family on the couch, flipping through a photo album. Y’know, the kind where you carefully place two or three photos on a page and then slide the plastic covering over it to keep them all in place. Except, over time, the pages yellow. The photos slide […]

Getting Emotional With My Kids Inside and Out

#PlayNGrow #InsideOut

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayNGrow #CollectiveBias Despite the numerous pitches from PR folks for crazy things such as maternity bras, I am in fact a guy. And as a guy, I’m not too big on sharing my emotions. Guys in general are […]

Bonding With Children Over Television

Kids watching TV

This featured post was brought to you by Sam Peters While you can find hundreds of articles online telling you how you should cut back the amount of time your child watches television, that doesn’t mean that you should just sell your TV and ban the airwaves forever. Instead, find ways to make television watching […]

Free Russell Madness Activity Pages

Russell Madness-maze (1)

If you missed my post yesterday about the upcoming movie Russell Madness you missed three very key words: dogs vs. wrestlers!!! I’m so pumped for this movie, I can’t wait. I’m only hoping the little wrasslin’ pup gets to don a full luchadore mask and do a variety of crazy flips and leaps in the ring! The […]

Distract Your Children from Ruining Your Home with Disney Films


This post was written by More Than Children are known for creating a mess within the home, especially during school holidays and weekends. From the moment they open their eyes until they close them again, there is normally havoc being created – but that’s why we love them, right? Unfortunately for most parents, having children […]

You Don’t Need to be a Genius to Love Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Peabody and Sherman

I’m normally not a fan of Hollywood giving classic cartoons an upgrade. Generally they’re turned into some live-action comedic attempt that fails epically. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Yogi Bear. But sometimes, a studio gets it right. I just watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman with the family this weekend and my super short review is […]

My Boys are Official Nintendo Kid Reviewers


I’ve said it before and will obviously say it again. Blogging certainly has its privileges. Sure there are giveaways to host, products to review and of course plenty of sponsored posts to help pay the bills. But when you really truly connect with a company that you already love, it’s pretty darn magical. I’ve always […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Free Coloring and Activity Pages


Dragons have always gotten a bad rap. Maybe it’s all the fire breathing, village destroying and people eating they do. Yeah, could be. But not all dragons are bad, as we learned in DreamWork’s amazing animated film How to Train Your Dragon. Such a great film that my whole family enjoyed and watched multiple times. […]