For the last 10 years I have been meaning to take my kids to see how maple syrup is made. Most of us know that maple syrup comes from maple trees, but how exactly do they get it from the tree? How does it become maple syrup? Our local metro parks is having a series … Continue reading Maple Sugaring- Pure Michigan
My favorite part of homeschooling is teaching my kids how to cook. Just the other day, when Elijah and I made banana bread, we sat down to eat the fresh, hot baked goodness and he says to me, "I can't believe that was just a bunch of goop a few hours ago!" I've been working … Continue reading Ba-ba-banana Bread!
I'm 36 weeks pregnant today and last week's adventures have me so exhausted! I was busy everyday last week, ALL day! Now that I have time, I get to write about the rest of last week's best adventure. From start to finish, our Mock Olympics took about 6 hours, including the making of the laurel … Continue reading Mock Olympics-2018-Part 2
In hind sight I should have posted this on Valentine's Day, but oh well! A few weeks ago, the kids and I went to the Michigan Science Center to attend their homeschool class. This month it was a heart dissection and I only paid $3 per kid and received free admission as an educator. I … Continue reading Heart Dissection
Oh My Gosh! I'm pretty excited over here! My interest has been growing in photography, especially ever since I took a photojournalism class in college. I've always been an artist, a painter, a drawer, and now here I am learning the camera. Well, what better way to learn a new skill and do a little … Continue reading Snow Storm Maternity Pictures
"Know Thyself", in Greek letters, was the first tattoo I ever received. It is by far my favorite tattoo because it always seems to become relevant in my daily life. I remember sitting in my Ancient Greek history class in college and listening to the teacher talk about the Oracle at Delphi. In Greek letters … Continue reading “Know Thyself”
Macaroni...er...Penne and Cheese. Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? I am lactose intolerant and I will still throw back 2, 3, 4 lactaids to enjoy the beautiful and savory flavor of macaroni and cheese, even if it is Kraft. I am a "whole foodie" and by that I mean that I try to stay away … Continue reading Macaroni…er…Penne and Cheese
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?
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!