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So Fresh And So Clean?

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / March 17, 2015
When the kids are grown and gone you won't care about the mess anymore

It’s no secret that I like things clean. I love newly washed sheets on the bed, floors that my feet don’t stick to, bathrooms that don’t smell like pee, all the toys in their place and a sparkling kitchen sink.

But you know what else I love? Spending time with my family. Being outside with the kids on when it's nice.  And relaxing in the evenings with my husband who has been busy working all day. 

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Good iPad Games for Your Older Kids: Part 2

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / March 10, 2015
Good iPad games for your kids part 2

We're back with more iPad games for your kids that aren't stupid"free" or crammed with in-app purchases and ads. They also look and feel like someone actually cared when making them. In other words - these are good, solid games that are worth paying for. 

This time I wanted to focus on games for the older kids in your family. Don't worry! I'll let you know if there's stuff like language or violence that you may want to watch out for. Looking for games for your younger kids? Check out Part 1.

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Waking up from the American Dream

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / March 03, 2015
If it scares you it might be a good thing to try

Are you excited?

This is a question I have been asked over and over for the last 5 months since we made our traveling plans known

These last 5 months have flown by. There has been so much organizing, selling, painting, preparing and planning going on that I sometimes just stop and have to remember to breathe. Every now and then I’ll find myself trying to think about what it will be like when we are actually out of the house and living everyday in our 5th wheel. But it’s hard. I’ve never slept in a 5th wheel let alone stayed in one, ever. This is a whole new experience for our family. We’ve never pulled a 42 foot trailer behind a truck. We’ve never tried to cram 6 people’s belongings into a 420 sqft space. 

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Good iPad Games for Your Kids: Part 1

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / February 10, 2015
Ipad Games Part1

Hey, you know what's fun? Grabbing one of those crappy free games on the App Store and letting your kids try to play it. It's jam packed full of annoying adsgame play mechanics that require in app purchases and so many popups there's no way you could possibly enjoy playing it, let alone your kids (who keep accidentally tapping the wrong thing and ending up in a web browser with some ad or in the App Store trying to get them to buy another app).

I lied. This is not fun. This isn't how games are supposed to be. 

I remember throwing a cartridge into my Nintento or Sega Genesis (yeah I'm old) and just losing myself in the graphics, music, story and game play. You know, back when games were fun? 

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Code:Rad - Revoltech Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jonathan Longnecker Jonathan Longnecker / January 31, 2015
Revoltech Tmnt

In case you missed it, we're big Ninja Turtle fans in the Longnecker household. I grew up with them, and now my kids are obsessed. We've watched just about every movie and television season we can get our hands on. And of course we've got all the toys. I'm pretty sure we have every action figure you can get. Or at least we thought we did.

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