My mom is one talented lady–she’s an amazing cook, she has a green thumb, and she made a great deal of my clothes when I was growing up. Luckily, her interests have rubbed off on me (although the gardening one took a L-O-N-G time–in fact, my mom kept giving me cacti as presents all the way through high school because I had trouble keeping plants alive!).
As an adult, a night of fun is often expected to involve glasses of wine, appetizers, music, and lots of small talk. I have to admit that I often miss being a kid when pulling out a board game was the obvious choice for how to have an evening full of fun. Luckily, I’m still very much a kid at heart, and I manage to indulge my love of board games every now and then. Mancala has definitely been a favorite game, since it’s one of the few games my husband will humor me with (he is decidedly not a game person!). We’ve played countless rounds with our lizard mancala board, which is one of my favorite collaborative projects with him.