Friday, September 27, 2013

It's Time for a Tech Timeout. You up for the Challenge?

Have you seen one of those ecards that says, "Wow, Honey. The house is clean! Was the internet down today or something?" It makes me laugh. My family use to be that way. The only way I could get dishes done or the house swept was to let my kids sit in front of the TV and watch what they want to watch.

I will be the first to admit that I am pretty addicted to anything technology related. And I also consider myself pretty tech-savvy. I just bought myself a new cell and I find the night passing by as I download new apps, play with the new apps, and bury my head with all the new games I’ve downloaded.

But I’m not the only one. My boys are three years apart and with that age range comes a LOT of fighting. They fight over toys, they fight over food, they fight over who gets the last grape. But the thing they fight over the most is…. Yep, you guessed it. The television. The (almost) 3-year-old wants to watch monster truck movies while the (almost) 6-year-old wants to watch the Avengers. It’s a constant battle. I’m talking knockdown, claw the face, kick you in the head battle.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pariotism & Family Values at KC's Favorite Fall Tradition

Did you know that Foursquare recently ranked Kansas City as one of the top ten "most patriotic cities in America"? According to The Examiner, "children learn patriotic attitudes from their parents." While you could tell your kids about patriotism, they might best understand by seeing it in action.
On September 28, 2013, the American Royal, one of Kansas City’s longest running fall traditions will provide a fun and vivid example of patriotism, public service and good old-fashioned family values with the 88th annual parade themed "A Star Spangled Salute".

LEGOLAND KC and SEA LIFE KC Aquarium Annual Pass Special

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City and SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium are running a September Annual Pass special that allows guests to visit either attraction all year long for only $40 per pass per attraction. This is $15 off the regular Annual Pass price!

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Annual Pass allows unlimited admission inside LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City for 12 months and priority entry into the attraction. Annual Pass holders will also receive a 20% discount on all purchases inside the LEGO Café and a 10% discount on all products inside the LEGO Store.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pleygo: A Netflix-like rental service for Lego® sets (+ 1-Month FREE subscription!)

If you're a boymom ... you're stepping on lego's in the middle of the night (or day for that matter). And at the time, you are madder than a wet hen in a tote sack - whatever the heck that means - I just know it sounds like you're really mad.  But when it comes down to it ... those lego's also keep your little man busy long enough for you to get dishes, and if you're lucky, the laundry done.

I don't know about your dude, but I know mine builds so many sets, he starts to get bored with the same ones. But they get sooooo expensive and I hate buying them when it's not a birthday or Christmas. Obviously we could always borrow or exchange with the neighbors ... but then we may end up losing a piece and what good is a pirate ship without the skull flag?And then came along my sanity savior and my son's boredom buster.
The kind people at Pleygo are generously working with USFG bloggers and letting us try out a free 3-month subscription to their service and I can't WAIT to get started!