Tapple Board Game is an awesome game.   First, you choose a category for the round and in 10 seconds, name an answer starting with an available letter on the TAPPLE wheel. Then reset the timer and pass it on. If you can't think of an answer in time, you are out. The last player standing scores the round.It sounds so totally easy.  However, ...continue reading

Countdown To Christmas: Ten Thousand Villages

Since 1946, Ten Thousand Villages has supported the work of artisans in over 30 countries including Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.  The company has grown to over 145 retail stores.  They continually strive to improve the lives of artisans in developing countries through the expansion of fair trade.  Most of its artisan partners use ...continue reading

The Preschool Screening

My public school drives my absolutely bananas.  I wanted to get Madison's hearing screened just to make sure that there were no problems.  We thought maybe some of Madison's attention issues were due to her not hearing.  However, my school being the pain in butt that they are wouldn't do it unless we scheduled her to be prescreened for preschool through the ...continue reading

Countdown To Christmas: Fabulous Fun With Puzzles

Can you think of a word containing a double a (no proper names either!)? How about double h, i, or w? If these kinds of puzzles are right up your alley, you need to get Fabulous Fun With Puzzles. It just became available on October 7th, and it is right up the alley for any puzzle lovers you know. Each section of this book is broken down into what kind of ...continue reading