Mana Pots for the Real World

Sometimes we all feel a little drained, especially this time of year. The sky is grey, it’s cold, and life is beating us down. How many more soccer practices and math homework worksheets until summer? Too many. That’s how many. What would a pixelated hero do in a situation like this? He’d find an inn, […]

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Geeky Toys: Then vs. Now

Some icons of ‘nerd culture’ stand the test of time. That doesn’t necessarily make them recognizable to those of a certain generation. I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s and I’m thrilled to see some familiar names floating around in the toy business…only, the toys don’t look so familiar. Rainbow Brite and Holly Hobby […]

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Four of the Coolest Alternative Strollers We’ve Ever Seen

As far as necessary new-parent frumpiness goes, strollers are right up there with minivans. When it comes to the wheels in your life, ‘being cool’ has gone from the top of the list to the bottom. It can now be found right underneath ‘practical’ and ‘economical.’ Remember when your friends were jealous of your stuff? […]

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Introducing your Kids to Free-to-Play Video Games

Be thankful, friends: we live in a the new era of free-to-play gaming. If you’ve still been paying for video games, ok, that’s fine. Some people like that. And of course, some games are worth paying for. Just keep in mind that they aren’t all worth it, and on the flip side, some free games […]

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Whoops! An Awesome Gender Neutral Toy For Babies

Finding cool unique baby toys is like searching the caves of Middle-Earth for a ring that won’t corrupt your soul. Let alone looking for something that a newborn can safely cuddle and drool all over. Luckily, the folks over at Manhattan Toy sent us  Whoops! from their award-winning Whoozit line. So, what is it? Well, it […]

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Bringing Your Family to Pokemon

So you may be privy to the viral internet oddity of the week: Twitch Plays Pokemon. In essence, anyone who wants to could enter a command that controls a giant community game of Pokemon Red. Since finishing the 1996 game via emulator on the live video game streaming site, fans have moved on to Pokemon […]

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How to Teach Kids About Germs

If you haven’t caught that nasty old cold or flu that’s going around this year, take a moment to consider yourself one of the lucky ones. If you’re a parent and you haven’t gotten sick yet, we all hate you a little. Not really. I’m sure if we met I’d like you a lot. But […]

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Vintage-Style Gaming Posters Add a Little Class

Since moving into our new home in November, my family (who just so happens to be super into gaming) has picked up a few key decorative items. Ikea has been a great help, but sometimes you need to punch it up with something a little more personal. After all of the things I’ve bought in […]

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