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Behind the Scenes at the THSC Arlington Convention

Posted by Tiffany Pickard on

A behind the scenes story at the Arlington Convention! Keelie, my faithful 11-year-old cashier, brought her pillow, favorite blanket, a beloved stuffed animal (a lama named Lumina), and a backpack full of "great stuff to do". These items were very carefully packed early that morning to ease the passing of the long 9 hour day of selling games at the conference that lie ahead. Just as the morning began, Keelie brought me over to our large green/orange table that is completely loaded with tons of games. She lifted up the skirt of the table. Under the table was an elaborate "hideout" that...

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What are computer games and TV doing to your family life?

Posted by Tiffany Pickard on

What are computer games and TV doing to your family life?

With the arrival of a new year, I always seem to find myself analyzing our home life. This year my husband and I felt like we had been letting our kids watch too much TV and play too many computer games. Over the holidays things get busy and I will often allow too much computer gaming!In order to get back on track, we decided as a family that the TV and computers would be turned off for 7 days. They could be used only for business, email, and school assignments. No gaming on phones or computers.  We have two teenagers...

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