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  • How to keep your home safe on Halloween
    How to keep your home safe on Halloween
    With Halloween just around the corner, you might be wondering how you can welcome trick-or-treaters this year. While you know to clear the sidewalk and stairs up to your home of any decorations and have plenty of outdoor lighting, there’s...
  • Seven Halloween books to read with your child
    Seven Halloween books to read with your child
    Halloween is just around the corner, and while you might have costumes for the entire family and plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters, you can’t forget a good book or two to celebrate the season. Check out these books from your public...
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
    My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks to be released October 28th
    In My Little Pony Equestria Girls, released in fall 2013, Twilight Sparkle’s crown was stolen from the Crystal Empire, and she pursued the thief, Sunset Shimmer, into an alternate world where she finds herself turned into…a teenage...
  • Check out these trick-or-treating times in the Chicago area for Halloween 2014
    Check out trick-or-treating times in the Chicago area for Halloween 2014
    Halloween is just around the corner, but do you know when your community has designated trick-or-treat times? From Chicago out to the suburbs, there are plenty of communities that have certain times where trick-or-treating is encouraged. Want to...
  • Crazy Phrazes, can you guess the meaning
    Crazy Phrazes, guess the mixed up meaning
    Party games are designed to get guests to interact. The best party games bring together the quiet, reserved guests with the loud, outspoken ones. With Goliath Games’ Crazy Phrazes, everyone gets into the mixed up meaning fun.Crazy Phrazes is...
  • Quiz-a-magij, trivia with a twist
    Quiz-a-majig, luck and knowledge mix in this quiz game
    Fast thinking and vast knowledge can be a trivia player’s best friend. The tired old, trivia boards or computer generated questions have lost their luster. New trivia games need to be fast paced with a touch of luck needed to win. Quiz-a...
  • Amazon shares 2014 holiday toy list
    Amazon shares 2014 Holiday Toy List
    Parents, get ready for holiday shopping: Amazon.com has revealed its toy list for the 2014 holiday season. The company’s Holiday Toy List, which was released Oct. 15, 2014, includes a number of well-known brands and features toys for...
  • Five candy-free alternatives you should give this Hallloween
    Five candy-free alternatives you should give this Halloween
    Halloween is just around the corner, and you might be wondering what you should hand out to trick-or-treaters this year. If you’re concerned about health issues or know that many children in your neighborhood have allergies, then consider...
  • The light festival of Germany
    The Laternenfest
    October is known for many events from halloween to Oktoberfest celebrating German heritage. While Oktoberfest for many may be a time of pretzels and beer. German heritage has many fascinating aspects to it that the whole family can learn from and...
  • Power Wheels introduces new F-150
    Power Wheels introduces new F-150
    Power Wheels® recently introduced a new kind of tough- the F-150, and we were lucky enough to receive the blue one for review. This brand new Power Wheels vehicle is inspired by the highly anticipated Ford 2015 F-150 truck. My husband was...
  • Black Friday Top Toy List
    Black Friday 2014: Top toy list for the holiday season
    hopping.The holidays are just around the corner and the biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, Black Friday.This year Black Friday will be November 28 and many of the stores are getting ready to tease consumers with some of the biggest...
  • "A Golden Wake" Digital Poster
    'A Golden Wake' is an interactive cautionary tale about the American Dream
    A video game set during the Roaring Twenties themed as a cautionary tale about pursuing the American Dream of wealth and status? I'd say “The Great Gatsby” and point you over to some faux-NES version of the novel online.Published...
  • Candy Chemistry by Thames and Kosmos
    Trick and treat with science, Candy Chemistry by Thames and Kosmos
    When the little ghouls and goblins dream of Halloween fun, the candy from trick and treating fills their heads with sweetness. Many kids have a favorite Halloween candy. But do they know how that Halloween treat is made? Halloween candy can serve...
  • Four places to learn about nature in the Chicago area
    Four places to learn about nature in the Chicago area
    There’s a lot more to the Chicago area than skyscrapers, “L” trains and food. If you’re looking for something to do, then consider planning a family field trip to a number of nature centers in the area. From learning about...
  • Scorpion Gatling Blaster, fast action boy's toy
    Scorpion Gatling Blaster, quick action foam dart battles
    In the realm of boys’ toys, quick action, face paced, and interactive are key characteristics to a successful toy. While occasionally boys may sit still in front of an electronic device, boys tend to appreciate constant movement and...