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    Hanukkah Bingo from Jewish Holidays In A Box (game review)

    Hanukkah begins on December 6 this year, which means there's still plenty of time to order this fun and affordable game to enjoy with loved ones.

    Hanukkah Bingo from Jewish Holidays in a Box is, well, BINGO... with a Hanukkah twist! It's a quick game all ages, from toddlers on up to grandmas and grandpas (great grandparents, too) will enjoy, especially those little ones for whom even Candyland lasts a wee bit too long.

    Hanukkah bingo game 

    Hanukkah Bingo comes with four playing boards, two boards of...

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    Gifts kids will open again and again: Books to entertain and educate (7 brief book reviews)

    On the lookout for holiday gifts for youngsters? You can't go wrong with these interesting, informative, colorful, and downright delightful options for kids of various ages!

    my little book of animals


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    Love the Coopers: Enter to win a $50 Visa gift card to see the heartwarming holiday film

    Updated on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter

    This is a sponsored post and giveaway, courtesy CBS Films; opinions are my own.

    Love the Coopers banner

    Family gatherings at the holidays often include loads of food, fun, and laughter. In my family, they include tears. Or so is the hope for my husband and daughters. See, in my family, my dearly beloveds compete with one another to see who can make me cry—by giving me...

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    7 stages of scary: Spooky tales for tots to teens

    candlewick press halloween books

    Contrary as it may seem considering their concern about monsters under their beds and boogeymen in their closets, kids like to be scared. Proof of that lies in their endless appetite for books about things that go Boo! and bump in the night.

    All kids. Of all ages. (And even some grown ups, too. You know...

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    Family, 'Let's Talk' card game kicks off inter-generational conversation

    My biggest missed opportunity was?

    I'm grateful we've never had any ________ in the family.

    What pop songs or album would you want to hear performed by a full orchestra?

    I'd be willing to do ________ for a million dollars.

    The teacher who turned on the brightest light for me?

    Those enlightening questions are just a few of those friends and family not sitting at the little kid table will enjoy answering during dinner conversation this holiday season when the Family, Let's Talk card game is on hand.

    family, let's talk card game

    Family, Let's Talk is a deck of 412 cards...

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    Brief book review: The Brain, An Illustrated History of Neuroscience

    An absolutely fascinating compendium of facts and milestones related to "arguably the most complex thing in the Universe."

    The Brain illustrated history of neuroscience

    Publishing Oct. 21, 2015 and available on

    Disclosure: I received this book free for review; opinions are my own.