February 26, 2018
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The Burger Experiment: Will a McDonald’s Burger Ever Rot?

My kids heard the rumor that if you put a McDonalds hamburger on a shelf, it won’t change. The thought being that it is so filled with preservatives that it never rots; it stays exactly the same. So last year, for their science fair project, we decided to get to the bottom of the rumor. We bought 2 […]

Science Project: Ice Cream in a Bag

My daughter did this one in 3rd grade and loved it mostly because she had a delicious treat in the end. It was amazing to see the liquid turn to solid just from shaking it! And it was so cold we had to wear gloves to hold the bag! More Science Projects What You’ll Need: […]

Our Favorite Science Project Ideas

The science fair is coming and your child has yet to choose a science fair project. Our staff put together a few of our favorites below. Discuss project ideas with your child. Pose questions such as “I wonder why…” or “What do you think would happen…” to help your child choose. POP! Find out what […]

20 of Our Favorite Kids’ Books on Tape

Our Favorite Books on Tape: • Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (If you are going to read these, start at the beginning, don’t start with Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe • Wonder by R. J. Palacio • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl • […]

Science Fair Project: Rainbow Roses

This would fascinate kids and it’s an easy one…and a pretty one. Make a bouquet of rainbow roses: 1. Split the stems. 2. Place each end in a different color food coloring. The roses will draw the liquid coloring into the petals.   15+ of Our Must-Have Family Games.

College Interview Season: The Second Craziest Time of the Year

By Kathryn Lancioni, Founder and CEO of Presenting Perfection With the holidays behind us and the reality of winter all around us, many of us have plans to hibernate for the next several months.  We’ve got some good books, a stack of firewood and anything else we need to enjoy the down time that January and […]

Should Student Athletes Have to Take PE?

Reprinted from May 2015 The other night, my daughter Madelyn (13), was lying on the couch, and said, “Ugh. I have gym first period tomorrow.” My initial reaction was to tell her to stop complaining — I have a very low tolerance for whining. But, then I thought about it.  She was exhausted from a […]

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Middle School

1.Check your kids work Middle school is synonymous with more independence right?  WRONG!  Just when it seems our kids are getting older and can handle more responsibility, they seem to slide backwards when they hit 6th grade.  Unfortunately for many parents, the realization comes too late.  We find out at the end of the marking […]