The Best Family Games You Should Add to Your Collection

The Best Family Games You Should Add to Your Collection

Can I be perfectly honest? I'm not a big fan of playing games with little kids. Eek! Total bad mom moment? 

But seriously, trying to keep them from ripping all the pieces off the board or throwing the cards across the room is a serious test in patience and self control. I didn't play games too often with the little ones. 

But once they hit about 4 or 5 and can handle longer sets of directions plus sitting for the duration of the game then - GAME ON! Ha! Get it? I'm hilarious and you know it ;) 

We started letting our older boys stay up a bit later at night during the summer and we occasionally extend that to Friday and Saturday nights during the school year. They are also allowed to be out with us during the little kids' naps. All this extra time with them means we have gotten the chance to play some great games - some classics and some a little more off the beaten path. 

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 47: Board Games & Puzzles

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 47: Board Games & Puzzles

Why, oh why, oh why did I not take a before picture. You guys, this was probably one of the worst spots in our house. Yeah, it was BAD. Our games hide in a closet under our stairs. I think it's intended as an extra coat closet, storage for things like paper towels, toilet paper, and the vacuum cleaner. Well, it's our game closet along with storage for several other things.

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Family game time, new hair color, and the end of school - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

Family game time, new hair color, and the end of school - six places I found joy in the chaos this week

We are officially on summer break! The boys ended the school year on Thursday which was definitely one of the highlights of the week. Now it's on to fun adventures, late nights, silly games, and all the fun that summer brings. Before we jump in let's look back at the best places of the last week of school. 

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