Monday, January 5, 2015

That Time I Hid In My Daughter's Room To Escape The Gaming

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Stuffed. Animals. Everywhere.
Yes, I know I'm all about the gaming in its many forms and am a proponent of letting kids play games to their hearts' content. It doesn't matter if it's a game on the Xbox or their DS or an RPG. Play all the games all the time! Until this weekend when it banished me to my daughter's room.

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Family Has Taken Over My Home With Dungeons and Dragons

The Wakelin Clan playing Dungeons and Dragons
Right this very minute there is an epic Dungeons and Dragons campaign happening in my home. It has completely taken over our downstairs and involves most of my family. I am not partaking of this campaign, but living vicariously by listening to the comments wafting in from the next room. It. Is. Awesome.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

RadioShack Can Help You #GiftSmart This Year


Thanksgiving is upon us and Santa has already dropped some cool gadgets at my door. Those gadgets came wrapped in a big white box with a red bow, and now both my husband and kids are getting something a little early this year from RadioShack.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Letting the Kids Skip School to Play Games


School is very important and when I was a kid I had perfect attendance most years. I have evidence of this feat in the form of little blue certificates of merit that were handed out at the end of the school year. Most of the time it was me and maybe one or two other kids, but a few years it was just me. My kids will not be getting one of those certificates this year because I let them skip a day of school last week just to play a new game all day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

That One Time I Hung Out With Dodge and Mötley Crüe at Gas Monkey Live

The General Lee
Dodge is 100 years old. In fact, it’s actually 100 years old on this very day, as I’m writing this post. It was November 14, 1914 that the Dodge brothers built their very first car. This is a pretty big milestone and to celebrate, Dodge threw one heck of a party.