“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” ~ Annie Dillard I’m often struck by Dillard’s words, the simple reminder each minute and hour eventually adds up to a life. Looking back on yesterday, last year, even just an hour ago, it’s mostly the ordinary moments that build up a […]
Where is one of the best places to practice skill building, leadership, and collaboration? The kitchen! Already filled with tools, the kitchen encourages creativity, math, science, and reading all at the same time. My children became interested in the kitchen when they realized if they learned to bake, we’d have more sweets in the house. […]
Hiking is an inexpensive, rewarding way to spend time with family. While investing in the latest gear is an option, when hiking with children, gear can be gathered and easily made. Here’s a list to keep handy.
Children love to watch things bubble, change color, and switch states of matter. My children could watch baking soda and vinegar mix and explode any day. But while baking soda volcanos might never get old, there are many ways to play with chemistry, and the ingredients needed are right in your pantry. My family has […]