Simple Science

Sometimes the simplest things are the funnest. This rainy week we set out to use our new preschool science kits (found here) and started by exploring with baking soda and vinegar. We did the standard volcano: The kids really did enjoy watching it fizz over the test tube and seeing their red and blue volcano lava mix…

The Easter Tree

Growing up, I always looked forward to this time of year. The nicer weather, brighter days, and evidence of life growing in the garden were great, but what I really looked forward to was Easter. In my family, Easter has always been a bigger deal than even Christmas. My mom would start getting into the…

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On Being Bold

This week Remy has discovered slides.   Remy knew about slides before, of course. He loves the stairs at any playground and often climbs to the top (with one of us nervously standing behind him) where he waits for us to go down the big slide with him. This week, we accidentally ended up at…

What do you do with baby teeth?

The other day I caught the kids snooping. They found a box full of memorabilia and were having a fun time going through it. It included items such as the hospital bracelets that no longer would fit around their arms and old birth announcements. They all agreed that the note I wrote to their dad…

Love in the Age of Parenting

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and that means restaurant specials and sappy McDonald’s commercials and aisles of pink and red things assaulting your eyes in the grocery store. For those of us with small children, it means coercing lovingly supervising valentine writing. “Just write one more name, honey, just one more, and we’ll call…