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Mother and Child Tournament Ideas on Single Mom

Last winter, my 15 year old daughter and I wanted something to do together that we could keep up until spring. We decided on a Rummy tournament. Whenever we had some down time throughout the winter months, we would play 1-3 hands of cards. I ended up winning the tournament, we had fun, and we got to spend quality time doing something together.

This year, we are re-watching The X-Files, going to the movies once in a while, and possibly re-watching all of the Corey/Corey movies. That’s Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Yes, they are from my time, but I have raised cool daughters!

Here are some other tournament ideas for you and your children to consider:

  • Scrabble
  • A video game
  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Canasta
  • Cribbage


Great Movies About Single Moms

I love movies. I watch many. I thought it worthy to post a few here that deal with single mothers. These are the movies that I like the best:

  • Chocolat
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Erin Brokovitch
  • Baby Boon
  • Waitress
  • The First Wives Club
  • Mermaids
  • Terms of Endearment


P.S. Do you know any more? Please list them in the comments section. Thank you.

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Books for the Single Mother

Great Halloween Movies

I do not pretend to be an expert on what children should watch and which age, so you will have to decide for yourself which of these are appropriate for your children. These are the movies that I enjoy with my children, nephew and daycare children.

They are not all Halloween movies per se, but they are all ‘scary’, and therefore enjoyable for many people. I do not watch a lot of (if any) animated movies, as I prefer to watch real people.

We watch a lot of ‘scary’ movies during the month of October to celebrate Halloween. This could be costly, if we didn’t already own all of the movies. It took me years to acquire my collection. I did this fairly cheaply by shopping clearance and yard sales, as well as by purchasing from and I also purchased some through All are easily located online.

  • Halloweentown, all 4
  • When Good Ghouls Go Bad
  • Anything Scooby Doo
  • Anything Goosebumps or The Nightmare Room
  • Anything Are You Afraid of the Dark
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Twitches and Twitches 2
  • Mostly Ghostly
  • Mom has a Date with a Vampire
  • Underwraps
  • The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • The Adams Family movies
  • The Witches
  • The Littlest Vampire
  • Monster Squad
  • The Scream Team

Teenagers may also like:

  • Silver Bullet
  • Firestarter
  • Poltergeist
  • Cujo


P.S. What are your children’s favorite Halloween movies? Let us know in the comments section. Thank you.

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Teens can Decorate for Halloween

Children and Boredom