Published on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
When I was just 11 or 12 years old, I received my very first Nintendo Entertainment System and thus began my interest in video games. In fact, I still have that system and my Game Boy tucked away at my parents house. Over the years, Nintendo has transformed the way families engage in game play, which spans both home and portable consoles.
Just in tim... Read More »
Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
One of the things I've noticed about my son is his passion for creative, imaginative play. Even at his young age, I can already see distinct personality traits, some of which remind me of my husband. Video games during my childhood were fun and innovative at the time, but the visuals and capabilities present today were unmatched during the 80s. The fact that my son ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
"Infinite possibilities. Endless fun."
I received my first video gaming system when I was just seven years old…the infamous Nintendo Entertainment System. Despite the stereotype that favors boys, I played whenever my parents allowed it. I still have that system, and sometimes I’ll revisit the Super Marios Bros. trilogy I mastered more than a decade a... Read More »
Published on Monday, August 19, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
No compensation was received for this post. A copy of the video game for review and giveaway was supplied.
One of the ways my children enjoy continuing the stories and adventures of their favorite movies is through toys and games. Given that one of my son's favorite movies is Cars, I knew that after seeing Disney's Planes, my kids would want to bring Dusty, El ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, January 26, 2013 by Caryn Bailey
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At the heart of Disney are the stories that bridge generations, so it comes as no surprise that Disney Interactive's latest gaming initiative, announced last week, would provide a way for families to create stories and play experiences surrounding their favori... Read More »
Published on Sunday, December 16, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
In the midst of this busy holiday season, I'm purposefully thinking about ways we can slow down and spend time together as a family. My kids have grown to love our family movie nights because they know we'll have popcorn, vegan pizza, and other treats we don't typically consume.
As a young girl, I was a total gamer, so I'm not surprised that both of my children h... Read More »
Published on Sunday, January 1, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
On the east coast, the ball drops on New Year's Eve. On the west coast, locals and tourists camp out in Pasadena for the Rose Parade. Since New Year's Day falls on a Sunday this year, the iconic parade will take place on Monday! Much like in previous years, my sweet little family will snuggle on the couch to watch the parade from the comfort of home.
If you're ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, August 20, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
D23 Expo is all about first looks, sneak peeks, and special experiences, so it's fitting that fans and gamers would be able to get hands-on with Xbox's latest venture, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures. Scheduled to be released mid-November (just in time for the holidays), children and adults will experience the park in a unique, immersive, and personal way.
Having... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 16, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Miranda W. and Sabine. B. Congrats!
Do you ever get bored with exercise? I do! And if I'm not bored, I'm tired...or busy. Too often exercise takes a back seat, despite the fact that it's vital for physical health and emotional wellness. I'm a firm believer in changing up your exercise routine... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
When my husband and I decided to get the Wii, we envisioned it being years before our children would be able to enjoy it. A majority of the games we own are for us...to keep our minds and our bodies active. But as I'm learning, there is no shortage of games targeted towards preschoolers just like my son.
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Published on Friday, December 3, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Kristie (#3). Congrats!
I grew up as an only child, and the time at home with my parents was often spent playing games...board games, computer games, video games... To this day, I still enjoy games because they promote conversation and interaction.
At the beginning of November, Zoo Games releas... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Earlier this week, I told you about the Disney Interactive Studios' new video game releases. Many of their new releases are based on popular Disney movies and shows. One of my son's favorite Disney movies is Disney/Pixar Cars so you can imagine his excitement about getting a chance to play Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales on our Wii.
The game was inspired by D... Read More »
Published on Saturday, November 20, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Technology has advanced the world of video gaming such that children can learn how to count, teens can rock out on a real guitar, and adults can improve physical fitness. My son hasn't been exposed to much in the way of gaming. The games he has played were designed to be educational.
Last week, Disney Interactive Studios, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment,... Read More »
Published on Friday, November 19, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Michelle S. Congrats!
Tis the season for holiday gatherings and parties. Dave & Buster's, the restaurant and entertainment venue, is offering a sweet holiday deal for parties booked before November 24th. Simply book a party before the end of the promotion and receive a free room rental and 25%... Read More »
Published on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is John S. (#209) Congrats!!!!
My son hasn't been exposed to the world of gaming (yet), but he does enjoy preschool electronic learning toys so I'm certain he's heading in that direction. If you've got a child (or a husband) who's had their eye on the Nintendo DSi, you'll be happy to know that Gam... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
My son is barely three and hasn't had much exposure to the world of video games. Being that I grew up with video games and still utilize a gaming system for the occasional workout, I'm not opposed to allowing my children limited, supervised gaming time.
About a week ago, we were invited to preview several new games put out by Disney Interative Studios. My son ... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 19, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When I was a little girl, my parents bought me the very first Nintendo Entertainment System. The only games I remember playing were Zelda and all of the Super Mario Brothers titles. Gaming is quite a different experience today. Video games do more than entertain. They educate, role model, and encourage children to be creative. Many of the games available today... Read More »
Published on Thursday, November 19, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
When I was a little girl, I played a lot of video games. I still have my Nintendo Entertainment System AND Game Boy. Gaming systems and video games have changed tremendously. You can challenge your mind or your body with educational and active games these days. I don't have a lot of time to play, unless it's with my son. But I am impressed with the sheer ... Read More »
Published on Sunday, November 8, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
I remember when my parents bought me my first video game system. It was by a little company called Nintendo (hehe). I was to get four teeth pulled out and there was no way I was going to do that without some sort of incentive. If you can believe it, I still have that system (it's just up in storage). These days you'll find a newer version (the Wii and DSi) in ou... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 by Caryn Bailey
I hope you're having a FAB summer! I spent the first part sick all day and all night, but thankfully, it's pretty much over (except the occasional bouts of nausea). Earlier this year we purchased a Nintendo Wii Entertainment System. I've primarily used it with the Wii Fit to lose weight up until I got pregnant with our second baby. However, there are soooo man... Read More »