Category: Family Living

Family Games for When Stuck at Home

family games

When my kids were kids and I was simply a parent, not a grandparent, our favorite family games were Uno, Monopoly and a ridiculously fun game called Pig Pong. If sheltering in place finds you running out of ways to entertain the family, here are some ideas. If you have some favorite family games, please share them in the Comments section at the end of the post. Family games to play while sheltering in place Whether you’re tired of playing the same old board games,  or looking for games you can play play using items you already have in the house, see this article at Best Life Online. Most of their suggestions are for families with small children. For game ideas for all ages see HabiLinks’ Leisure and Recreation category under “Games.” Looking for the best family friendly video games? See suggestions from the discerning editors at CNET. Lost the instructions or pieces that came with your board game? Forgot the rules for Canasta or Charades? No worries. Find links to instructions and sources of replacement parts for many games at HabiLinks. Find more links you can use at HabiLinks Curated Guide The internet is full of great resources, but page […]

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A Gift of Holiday Songs

A gift of song

  Music, especially singing, is a big part of my life. For twenty years, I’ve sung with a small vocal jazz ensemble, The High Seas. We haven’t rehearsed or performed since March, but we recorded some of our favorite holiday songs last year. I hope you enjoy this gift of holiday songs from The High Seas.   Three new recordings for your holiday music library Let it Snow   Jingle Bells   Sing Dinga Dong The High Seas This picture was taken last year at one of many holiday gigs. Behind us, lit for the season, is San Francisco City Hall. Left to right: Jamie Collette, Jennifer Ekman, Nancy Svendsen, Janet Mansinne, Michelle Alessandria, Bill Keck (Director), Sarah McDonald, Karin Hern, Jackie Pettus, Karen Saghi   Lyrics, A Gift of Song, by Mason Williams Mason Williams, guitarist extraordinaire, may be best known for his hit Classical Gas, but A Gift of Song is another favorite.  Here are the heartfelt lyrics. I found the recording on iTunes. You can probably find it on other online music resources as well. A gift of song is a gift of love Though how this is I cannot say But who receives a gift of love Must send […]

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