Go ahead. Give yourself 5 minutes to play.

Yeah, I’ll cop to it: ever since I got my iPhone, I’m a little bit addicted to Scramble with Friends. Draw Something had me a little bit crazy for a while, too. But what better way to spend a few minutes zoning out after a long day? Plus, it’s a great way to pass the time while nursing the babes. Today’s post about gaming (and how it’s not just for kids anymore) is brought to you by guest blogger, Karen Green. Karen is a freelance writer who is also the busy mom of 2 young boys.

Relax with Fun Games

Everyone knows, or at least should know, that moms are among the busiest and most overworked people in the world. Moms have kids to chase, food to make, messes to clean, clothes to wash, chauffeuring to do, and countless other tasks that have to be completed anew every day. When is there time to relax?

There often isn’t enough available time to read a book or watch a movie. By the time the kids are in bed, many times you’re too exhausted to do anything except collapse into bed yourself. Other times you’re still awake and ready to do something relaxing, but you don’t know what it could or should be.

Moms, you need something fun to do that you can enjoy even if you only have a few minutes to spare here and there throughout the day. Just a brief respite can be refreshing and invigorating and help give you the strength to keep going.

One suggestion I have is online gaming.

Games are a great way to unwind during a long and arduous day. A lot of games only take minutes to play, and most that are more complex have Save features so they can be easily paused and returned to later (such as when the kids are asleep).

Word puzzle games have become especially popular lately as people continue to find new ways to socialize over their phones and the Internet. These  easy to play games are a great way to wind down before bed or after the kids have gone off to school.  Text Twist 2 is a game from Iplay that moms might enjoy. It is a word scramble game that twists the letters around for an extra challenge. You get enough physical exercise chasing around your kids, puzzle games are a great way to exercise your mind and stay sharp.

While many online games can be directly played on your Internet browser, many others can be placed on your computer for even easier access. It only takes a moment or two to download games to play in your free time, and it is well worth those moments for the relaxing enjoyment you’ll receive in return.

What’s your favorite online game or gaming app? Do share!

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