Entertaining bigger kids for a week

Crazy 88s 2014

By now, I've gotten pretty good at the little kid thing - I know where to take Zoe to let some energy out and have a blast doing it. But right after Christmas this year, two of our nephews and one of our nieces came to stay with us for a week over their winter break. Suddenly, I had a house FULL of kids - Zoe plus a tween and two teens - so I knew I'd have to hit the Internets hard to come up with a plan to entertain them all. I put together an agenda for our week together that included fun … [Read more...]

A zombie movie for families

WWZ

This is the first time I've attempted a movie review on this blog, and it may be kind of an odd one. I saw World War Z, Brad Pitt's zombie epic, last night and I absolutely loved it on multiple levels. It was a perfect summer blockbuster full of action, thrills and chills - but with a few other, more thoughtful touches that made it really outstanding. Other reviewers have liked the movie, but I'm not sure anyone else has called it a family movie. And of course, I'm talking about taking older … [Read more...]