Fun relationship party games are perfect icebreakers that create fun with your guests or family

Do Tell is a San Francisco company creating relationship building games as affordable tools to enhance connection and communication. There are two versions, one for Families with the intent to strengthen the family unit and our Grown-Up version for ages 16+. The adult version is designed to help grown ups connect and communicate more effectively. [...]

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Dating Honesty and Fun

So you’re dating, again. We all know how much fun that can be, and how stressful. Seems like the beginning of getting to know one another on a more intimate level can be complicated as well as very exciting. But many of us tend to stay on the surface because going deeper make us feel [...]

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Father opens up about being attractive

Have you ever considered playing a game that opens up communication between family members? One that could be a lot of fun and at the same time could create deeper connections between the players.  Don’t most of us want to know what’s going on in our families’ hearts and minds? Would you like to hear [...]

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Do Tell opens up the European Market

I spent the month of June traveling around Northern Europe with my friend and colleague, Bart Smyth, exposing people to these awesome games of connection.  The games do exactly that, they create a space where people can laugh and learn about themselves as well as the people they’re playing with. While I connected with the [...]

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Outgrown things, what a mom learned from her three year old

I was in the basement with my three-year-old today. We were searching for the box of brother’s hand-me-downs so he would have something to wear this summer. As we sorted, he spotted them – the Elmo Snow Boots he wore last winter. “I want my Elmo boots,” he said. I tried to explain that it [...]

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Mom’s First Field Day

Ah yes, Field Day. The annual end of the year phenomenon in American schools is the gym teacher’s equivalent of a spring concert. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and it’s time to get out and compete. Only, you know we don’t actually compete anymore. Today was my son’s very first Field Day [...]

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Mom picks up new relationships running

I have recently started running again. I used to run a lot, or rather jog a lot. (I’ve never been very fast, which at least one book I read says is required to qualify you as a “runner.”) I seem to have always gone with the mantra, “Slow and steady might not win the race, but [...]

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A new hope for my kids

I realize you may think this picture is horrible. You may think it is wonderful. I don’t know what I think about it, except I felt compelled to mark this news item when it came. I made my children watch the news. I explained the headlines and the word “Mastermind” to my six-year-old. I felt [...]

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Mom gets a new perspective on time and age: Who wants to be a spring chicken anyway?

Because I write for a living, I get the chance to meet some interesting people. Recently, I got to talk with a 102-year-old man. He made the 94-year-old woman I also interviewed that day seem like a spring chicken. It is hard to comprehend that much life – more than a century. I am in my thirties. As [...]

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Siblings remember love through appreciation

Last week I had the honor of facilitating a game of Do Tell at the Kids Helping Kids Leadership Academy. I had no idea what to expect so my camera man and I went armed with lights, cameras, games and our spirits. We arrived at the place and set up all of our equipment and [...]

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A new look at unruly things

When I was growing up, the two large bushes on either side of the driveway at my Mother’s farm always seemed kind of ugly to me. Each, is on first glance, an over grown mess. They are over 10 feet high, about 20 feet long and 8 or 9 feet deep. The unruly bushes make [...]

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Mom lost the thrill of last minute tax filing

I miss getting to walk into the post office on April 15th and commiserate with my fellow Americans… I got married. We combined finances… getting that last minute postal stamp was a ritual that bound us together as Americans…My dad used to bring out the convertible for the trip…It symbolized the shared pain of tax time…

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Time Apart Makes Mom Appreciate Dad

There’s nothing to renew your marriage relationship like a little bit of time apart. My husband is a Navy Reservist and has to be gone for a couple of weeks a year for annual training. Usually, the boys and I are able to go visit or make it a part of our summer vacation plans, [...]

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Rethinking June Cleaver – Moms just want a little control

June Cleaver: “Dear, do you think all parents have this much trouble?” Ward Cleaver: “No, just parents with children.” Ah yes, June Cleaver – the perfect mother with the perfect house and the only minimally imperfect children. Even if we’re not completely aware of it, I think a lot of us still want to be [...]

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