The National Animal Is What?

June 24, 2013
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A friend of mine posted it on Facebook, so I had to check it out: I Googled “What is Scotland’s national animal?” Fascinating stuff! I actually used it to prove to The Older that there are still magical creatures in the world. He was amazed, and I am giddy over the fact that he continues…

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See the Mantaees

June 13, 2013
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We went to MOSI this weekend to celebrate World Ocean Day (more about THAT fiasco tomorrow!), and the kids had a blast. I enjoyed it too after my initial frustration, and we came away knowing more about the ocean and the creatures living in it. One of my favorite discoveries was the live Manatee camera!…

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Summer Reading

June 11, 2013
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Summer Reading

Admittedly, The Older dislikes reading. By “dislike,” I mean the roll-on-the-floor-screaming-when-asked-to-read  type of dislike. It’s one of the biggest struggles here at home, unless there’s a school competition going on or some way to earn things (like our local library’s Read Your Way to the Rays program). I struggle with this every year, so I…

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Valentine Butterfly- Easy Valentine’s Day Craft

February 6, 2013
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Valentine Butterfly- Easy Valentine�s Day Craft

The Younger still doesn’t understand what Valentine’s Day really is, so I’ve been doing little things here and there to teach her about the day. I don’t actually celebrate it myself, but I do like teaching her about different holidays and peoples’ beliefs. I decided on an easy valentine craft which I saw somewhere (can’t…

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Reusing Grocery Items

January 7, 2013
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Reusing Grocery Items

Okay, maybe not reusing the actual items, but their containers! The Daddy and I cleaned out the refrigerator and pantry, combining things and getting rid of the boxes that were left open by little hands and thus allowing the contents to get stale. I was, as usual, annoyed at the amount of waste and the…

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