Composting is a great way to put old vegetation and newspaper to good use. The kids and I are planning a garden and I'd really like to give my plants a good boost of nutrient rich compost to grow on. I composted kitchen scraps last year, but I didn't have the right supplies and it … Continue reading Composting with Worms
The Michigan Science Center offers all kinds of interactive stage presentations to explore scientific concepts in a fun way. There is also a spot where volunteers teach one on one scientific concepts through interactive play and puzzles. We usually are too busy exploring the science center and miss out on this part but on this … Continue reading Science Puzzles
Here we are again on another culinary adventure. I've always considered myself pretty good at lasagna, but a recent trip to Wisconsin proved I had more to learn. I've always seasoned my ricotta mixture with italian seasoning and I even used eggs once upon a time (no more) and pepperoni on top. My bestie opened … Continue reading La-La-Lasagna
Have you ever heard of Archimedes? He was a Greek scientist born in Syracuse, Sicily in a Greek empire and made so many advances in science. He reminds me of my second child in that he was so preoccupied with his studies that when the city he was living in was taken over, he didn't … Continue reading What is an Archimedes Screw?
(Make sure you click to see the beautiful photo Jacob took of me as my budding photographer) I honest to God can not believe that I only have TEN WEEKS LEFT until this baby comes! I spent the first 26 weeks or so in disbelief about even being pregnant before I committed to Hypnobirthing which … Continue reading I Have How Many Weeks Left???
Enchilada!!! I LOVE COOKING! Like a lot! And my kids are learning to love it too! It's an awesome way to do a little home schooling on the weekends because they learn measurements and chemistry. I try to explain techniques that work and they really soak it in. Michigan's winter has been especially cold this … Continue reading Enchilada!!!
The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit! (Above: How could we pass up a photo with a giant Buzz Lightyear?) Here in Michigan we have a family pass to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village which is an invaluable home school learning tool. I love when exhibits come through the Museum and this one is a … Continue reading The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit!
Well, the first week back at home school is almost done and within the first 2 days I realized that my kids have to be separated for morning work. Period! I don't know how other home school moms do it with a little one in the mix! Seriously?! I'm asking! Rainbow baby just keeps on … Continue reading Less is More!
One of my favorite parts about home schooling is that it helps me get my kids more involved in the kitchen. I've always been a big cook in the kitchen and my kids have helped, but now I take it farther. I had read one time that it helps to combat picky eaters by getting … Continue reading Homemade, Healthy, Homeschool Cooking
Since this had been our first year home schooling, we have hit a lot of bumps in the road. When I discovered lap booking I was pretty excited to have some type of interactive workbook for the kids to track their learning and learn from. We make lap books out of a manila file folder … Continue reading Thankful it’s over!