October 19, 2018
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20+ Women Your Kids Should Know About

Being a woman today is easier — not easy, but easier — because of the women below. I feel such gratitude for the many women before me who struggled and persevered, so the road for me and my daughters is a little less bumpy. Here are a few that immediately come to mind. Feel free to […]

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

I remember a quiz like this circulating a few years ago and now that I have a fifth grader, I thought I’d give it a shot again. The Daily Dish compiled some actual questions from Fox game show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? I’m happy to say I got 17 out of 20. Whew! Give […]

A Movie Every Family Should Watch: On the Way to School

I recently watched the most touching movie with my kids: On the Walk to School. It is the inspiring story of 4 children living in different countries and the difficult journeys they make to attend school. The movie reminds us that something we so easily take for granted is considered so precious to people in other parts […]

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.