Originally posted 2016-05-25 20:00:03. Missed it the first time? Join Al, Drew, and Trey as they discuss gaming addiction and how it affects children. Click here for a link to that weeks podcast! Or follow the Geeks and Geeklets podcast network on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting sites! Articles used that week: Parenting News: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/parents-under-investigation-after-11-year-old-121600960882.html http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/jun/17/because-i-said-so-four-little-words-tha/ Gaming…

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Originally posted 2016-05-12 17:00:11. I took off Friday and I was awoken at 7am by my daughter screaming “MOM! I am ready to play my TOY!” Now I was in a deep sleep and had no idea what she meant by this new toy, but I begrudgingly got up and ready for the day. After…

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Originally posted 2016-05-10 12:00:34. Title: Inside Out Director: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen Release Date: June 19, 2015 Genre: Adventure, Comedy MPAA Rating: PG Running Time: 95 minutes Starring: Amy Poehler Phyllis Smith Bill Hader Lewis Black Mindy Kaling Richard Kind Kid Friendly Rating: A few moments may be scary for some children, but mostly the movie is firmly in…

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Originally posted 2016-05-05 17:00:34. If your kids are anything like mine you find that every now and again there is an untouched trove of toys from either Christmas or some forgotten birthday. On rare occasions the kids may take these out but because of the time that has passed many of these little expensive treasures…

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Originally posted 2016-04-25 17:00:32.     I’ve been meaning to write this post for weeks.  Yes, I am a procrastinator. Is that a bad thing? I haven’t really had time to think about it, but if I did I’d tell you that there are some occasions when it can really ruin your plans. Take, for…

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Originally posted 2016-04-16 12:00:14. Since my child has entered toddlerhood, I’ve found that the majority of my time is spent watching Frozen. I’ve gone through the stages of grief several times over regarding the inevitable permanence of this film in my life. I’m not sure that this is what Dr. Kubler-Ross had in mind when she…

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Originally posted 2016-03-17 17:00:51. Yesterday morning daughter announced she wanted a pyjama day. My heart always slightly sinks when I hear that because I know that while the first three hours or so will be fine – a flurry of drawing, You Tube & computer games, the afternoon fall flat, she will start to get restless…

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why I don't like minecraft

Originally posted 2016-03-14 17:00:35. I’m going with the unpopular vote here, although I understand there are tons of great and positive benefits to Minecraft. The more I see previews of the game or my child’s playmate play it on their device, I just can’t buy into it, especially for children.   Before I dive too…

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Originally posted 2016-03-13 17:00:00. I was out shopping last night with one of my best girlfriends. She made a comment to me that at one time made me feel bittersweet. “I can by my full crazy self with you.” This made me happy because it means she’s comfortable enough that she’s not afraid of hiding…

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Originally posted 2016-03-06 17:00:29.   The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ birthday! He would have been 112 years old this year.  To celebrate, we’re holding a coloring contest for the tiny humans in…

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Originally posted 2016-02-22 17:00:33. Title: The BFG Author: Roald Dahl Published: 1982 Pages: 240 Genre: Fairy Tale/Adventure Kid Friendly Rating: 6+ Click here for the Common Sense Media guide! The book may be a bit violent by current kid’s book standards considering the Giants’ general habit of eating humans, but it is not any more grisly than…

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Originally posted 2016-01-02 17:00:01. Star Wars Force Awakens Movie Review Grade: A- Millions of fans across the world are letting out a near-simultaneous breath of relief. Possibly the most anticipated movie of all time, director JJ Abrams has delivered us a gem; a modern day time machine, putting us right back in the thrill-ride of…

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