When you become a parent, you have to get used to being judged. You’ll be judged by friends and family, by other parents, and by total strangers. And one of the things you’ll be judged for is letting your kids play video games. If you play games yourself, you may already know how great video games can be—for learning, for socializing, and for having fun. But people who don’t play video games don’t understand any of this. When you run into misinformation, it may be up to you as a well-informed parent to tell them where they went wrong. Here here are eight ideas to get you started. Read More
Oh my gosh, everyone. I love this game. Do you hear me? I love this game!
Let’s back up. About a month ago I was on the Gaming with the Moms podcast when we started talking about which game I should review next for my column. Simone de Rochefort said, “What about Little Big Planet 3?” I said, “Huh?” She said something about yarn and cuteness, and I said, “I’m in.” Read More
I can still remember the first time my sister asked me to play games.
On any random night, I could be found in my room playing whatever game had caught my attention. That night, it was Halo. Too busy blowing up aliens and saving the universe, I didn’t notice that my sister had snuck into my room. She was prone to exploring everywhere, as is any young child, but usually knew to not watch when violent games were being played. Despite my warnings, however, she watched, and with that began her ever-growing fascination with video games. Read More
I’m not saying moms don’t play with their kids. Because they do. How many LEGO robots have I built? How many stuffed animals have I given a squeaky little voice? But there’s a new study out that says that even now, today, moms are doing more of the chores and dads are having more of the fun. This needs to change, because moms are tired. Read More
Nicole, Linda, and Simone are joined this week by funny writer and mom Meredith Bland. She has 7-year-old twins who teach her how to play video games so she can write her regular column for Pixelkin, The Tech-Less Mom. You can also find her hilarious writing on Pile of Babies, The Football Girl, The Stir, She Knows, Parent Map, and more. We have a lot of fun this week!