We tend to think of children’s television as safe a place for our kids, a bastion of innocence in a sometimes scary world. And what could be sweeter than a neon-yellow anthropomorphic sponge? So it might surprise you to learn that many people believe the characters of SpongeBob SquarePants are based on the less sunny aspects of humanity.Sound skeptical? Well it’s true!
Have you ever daydreamed about having super powers? It would certainly make life a lot easier. Imagine using your super-speedto run across town to the supermarket in less than a minutes, or jumping over pesky SUVs on your way to pick the kids up from school. You could clean the house in way less time than it takes for your little tornados to mess it up. However, with great power comes great responsibility and even superhero moms have problems. It’s not surprise their lives aren’t exactly simple.. they have to balance saving the world with raising a family!
Are you dating a nerd? Or did you marry one without realizing it? Don’t feel badly, nerds make the best boyfriends! Just think of all they bring to the table: They’re usually pretty smart and can handle all of your tech needs. Even though they can be awkward, they’re definitely not scamming you with their charms Did we mention they’re great at fixing things?
I don’t think I’m alone when I say this, but what’s the deal with airline food? Wait, wrong decade. Sorry Seinfeld. But seriously, I think the new joke is, “What’s the deal with airlines kicking off passengers?”Don’t they want our excess baggage fees?
While your electronic accessories don’t define you as a person, there are always ways that a gadget can show off your unique style. This is true whether you’re a career-driven working mom with a Blackberry glued to your hand, or a free spirited artist with your well-worn Nook bearing the paint smudges of your latest work.Or maybe you just like to match your iPad with your outfit.
This week, instead of just watching TV or mindlessly browsing on your laptop, why not try something new that the whole family can do together? Board games are great way to get everyone involved. Even moody teenagers will eventually have a good time once they get into the game! In my family, we used to have poker nights and gamble vast quantities of pennies. The winner would walk away with pride and about $5. But if gambling isn’t in the cards for your family, here are a few super-fun games to try out:
This is the first of a new blog series called Cuteness Overwhelming. In it, I scour the internet for things so cute that they would implode were it not for the daily sacrifices of cheeseburgers that people make to Ceiling Cat, Basement Cat and Long Cat. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Puppy Patrol (problematic b/c it excludes kittens) Puppy Picks Pet Picks OMG Adorable! CuteNews Ridiculous Cuteness
Are there any video games on your holiday shopping list? If so, I’m here to help you pick the right ones!
After eating the turkey itself, there’s nothing better than curling up as a family in front of a warm fireplace and watching a classic holiday movie. It’s even better when there’s snow outside and you have nowhere to go for a few days. So sit back, relax and enjoy our list of classic holiday shows you just have to see.
Do you remember that wonderful feeling of snuggling up under the covers with your favorite book? Or acold winter night when your parents read you a story while a fire burned in the fireplace and snow fell softly outside. With books, these memories come alive again. And those old books and treasured memories can be shared with your own children, building a bond across the generations.