5 Amazing things about Wisdomantics

5 Amazing things about Wisdomantics

Meet John Paul Norton. He is one of the 5 amazing people in my life. John Paul is a teen. He loves his horse Jocq and dog Ranger. He is a great older brother to Nolan. He is an active volunteer for disaster relief non-profit Activation ReACT. When wisdomantics reached out to us to see if he would be interested in writing a series of posts on their new app I was a bit apprehensive. John Paul is not a gamer kid but after he downloaded the game that combines fun, strategy, and memorization he was hooked. We will discuss my own views on the app soon. For now here is what John Paul has to say about the game that might just make him a gamer just like his brother, Nolan.

In full disclosure: John Paul was selected to be an ambassador of Wisdomantics.  He is delighted to learn and share info with you about this app over the summer.

Hi, I’m John Paul Norton. I am here to talk about Wisdomantics. Wisdomantics is a great game where the player guesses Bible verses and has to try to build King Solomons’s temple. I thought Wisdomantics was a really fun game. I really think this is a great game to play with family and friends. Here are 5 Amazing things about Wisdomantics:

  • 1. Wisdomantics has solo play mode. I recommend this for beginners. It is a very challenging but,fun game ,so the player is going to need a lot of practice. I am not much of a gamer, but this is a wonderful game.
  • 2. Wisdomantics has the ability to play with friends on Facebook and Apple Game Center. The player will need accounts to use both of those applications. But it is worth it all in the end to play with the player’s friends.
  • 3. Wisdomantics teaches Bible verses. If the player never learned verses, now would be a great time with this fun game. Wisdomantics is an excellent way to learn wisdom. My favorite verse in the game is Proverbs 17:27 “He who has knowledge spares his words,a man of understanding is of calm spirit.”
  • 4. Wisdomantics teaches strategy. In order to win, the player tries to collect tiles to build the temple. One tip is to trade blessing cards for tiles. I like strategic games, I think they are fun ways to keep your brain sharp.
  • 5. Wisdomantics has Pass n’ play mode. If the player has a group of less than four people you can play a game on one device. A great thing to do when you have spare time, like if the players are traveling in a long car ride.


I am still learning how to play this game.  More information to come and you can learn with me.  Soon, I will be playing with my friends through Facebook connect and game center.  I am excited to become the reigning champion of Wisdomantics

Book Freak Family: Bridge to Terabithia

This past summer I got out of my house and out from under the lights of a computer monitor. I got a job in retail selling fun and funky fashion to the vacationers of stone harbor. It was good. It was healthy. It was right near a book store. I think I might have caught a book reader virus but I am not sure so proceed reading with caution.

I did have my phone at work one day and was ordering from Amazon (3 cheers for Amazon Prime) school supplies for this coming school year. Under the suggestion of one of the smartest hippies I know (this means she is either super smart or I hardly know any real hippies you decide 😉) I ordered a book about a Bridge to Terabithia. I wasn’t really sure much about the book except I thought I had heard of it before, the suggested age was 8 for reading, and this smart hippie said she once read it and I should read it. So, I put it in my virtual shopping cart (gees I hope my boss doesn’t read my blog 😎) and checked out with a massive amount of curriculum for the following year and 2 books about a bridge. (One for me and one for my 8 year old)


Then the book arrived. Getting an Amazon Prime order in my house is like Christmas in my house 2 days after delivery. Now let me explain something about my kids. My older kid loves historical fiction and my younger kid voluntarily reads Magic Tree House and …….that’s about it. But not long after I started reading the treehouse and after I gave him the book (I think I was on page 8) he got hooked. He finished before I did.

The book confronts death but also the value of a sibling. It confronts the topics of bullies and the topic of imagination. It talks about misunderstood home life and the parental connection with a child. Over all yes it tools about a bridge. Mainly, it built a bridge between me and my 8 year old.

Eventually, we couldn’t keep the bridge to ourselves and invited my husband and my oldest to Teribithia. They finished it in one day flat. Before I knew it, we were huddled around the TV eating popcorn discussing the book, watching the movie, and renaming our camping Terabithia. (You will have to read why!)

If you are looking for a book the whole family can read……this is the one. If you are looking for an escape from reality to a land of wonder….. this one is for you. Sometimes, the best books aren’t about adult topics. Sometimes, the best escape is to a land where the young at heart play.

We “HIGH 5” this book!

Have you ever read “The Bridge to Terabithia”? The movie might be just as great? (We don’t agree on which is better the book or the movie!) What say you? Have you ever been to Terabithia?

P.s. Turns out that Hippie chick is pretty smart. Don’t ever under estimate a hippie!

5 Amazing Things about the Best Product my Kids Have had to Review – NeckNapperz

I would love to introduce you to Necknapperz.  I am getting paid to inform you about this product but this is LEGIT my own story, thoughts and opinions.  To be fair to you, my readers, I wanted to disclose the compensation to you.  I hope you enjoy read about our Necknapperz experience. 

I love to travel. My kids got this from me. Necknapperz are the perfect travel item for kids, which make them ideal for any adventures you could ever plan.  I write about so many products on my blog.  I figured I would let my kids tell you why they loved this product so much. 

Nolan took a immediate liking to this product.  But really ALL OF MY KIDS LOVE NECKNAPPERZ!!! 

Here are 5 amazing things about Necknapperz. (According to Nolan)

1.  My sister can snuggle and play with our lion.  It is adorable to see.  She wants to take it everywhere.

2.  The whole stuffed animal is kind of like a transformer. It’s pretty cool it transforms from a loveable plush animal into an neck pillow wrap. I take it to musical practice and take naps whenever I can.  It is so comfy.

3.  They are made with ultra-soft fabrics with space-age micro-beads.



4. I have taken it everywhere for about a month and it is still holding up.  My mom says it is made with high quality craftsmanship.  

 5.  It comes in a varity of animals so almost anyone can find a Necknapperz neck pillow. I think I know what everyone is going to get from me for Christmas.  (I hope none of my family reads this post! Check them out on Facebook!)


5 Amazing Things about Little Luna: Big Talent

I was compensated for this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Little Luna – Big Talent is an educational, musical, and captivating app. It is everything I ask an app to be when downloading it for my children to keep them occupied. While I am usually not a fan of burping, farting, and preteen humor I was surprised that I was indeed a fan of this app Little Luna – Big Talent. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. Luna, a bombardier beetle (which is a species of beetle most notable for a defense mechanism that gives them their name: when disturbed, they eject a hot noxious chemical spray from the tip of their abdomen, with a popping sound) features a special talent… tooting. True to it’s species the game explores cute mini rhythmic games, virtual gardening activities and more.


2. Little Luna – Big Talent is created by Bastei Luebbe. It is a great app with for any child in the 4 to 8-year-old range. This gives a great Segway for parents to discuss manors and science in one shot. Tooting is presented very tastefully and with a focus on fun and a desire to create giggles.

3. At the beginning players learn about the bombardier beetle and their talent for tooting in a mellow way. Players are asked to help Luna find the other members of her family; it’s time for band practice. They explore and and are on a search to round up the family. With lots of activities in every room this takes a significant amount of time and keep the occupied.

4. Luna’s brothers have their own version of band practice that involves, tooting but really calls for hand eye coordination. The child must tap along with the colored notes to create the “music.” Having a musical background I know music can begin with any age. Little Luna-Big Talent provide a way to get rhythm down.

5. Luna also actual creates a challenge to keep still and balanced as luna practices yoga with her mom. This is fun to see an app get the child physically involved in using their muscles. I give major props to give Luna creators in finding this fun way to integrate them both.

The end of the game is achieved when all of the family members have been found. Luna heads to the basement to check out the band practice. Here players can tap on animations to make things move, make music, and great visual effects.

Little Luna – Big Talent is availabe for download via the iTunes App Store – iOS Unversal