This summer you can wow your kids with this fun (and stinky) science project that will attract moths and turn a fun adventure in entomology into an unforgettable educational experience.
When I was a small kid, I spent most of my allowance on those cheap, little wax-wrapped jewels that stuck to my teeth and had an aftertaste of bad decisions. As a parent, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids that sugar bugs will eat their beautiful teeth if they keep pounding back the sugar, but they insist, and I occasionally relent.
If you take simple precautions you can reduce your chance of being bitten or contracting Lyme disease. Try these five tips:
Today I witnessed the most beautiful and bizarre event. Our family met up with three other families to go sledding and NO ONE FACEBOOKED THIS. So, I wonder, did it happen?
Sure, we all know Suburban Mom, she has 15 million different blogs on the Internet, but have you met Rural Maine Mom? She’s a fun and almost scary mom who can handle any kind of trouble her kids or Mother Nature can throw her way. Just give her a cup of coffee and her flannel […]
[Tweet “10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm”] I think of snow as Mother Nature’s glitter bomb. It is lovely to look at from behind the safety of a window but once you enter it you become wet, frozen, and miserable. I dread snowstorms now that I have kids because it […]
[Tweet “A lobster nearly killed me.”]Alright. Fine. I’m exaggerating a little bit. I did not nearly die by the claw of a lobster. Although, for a minute there, it sure seemed like I might. Yesterday was my mother-in-law’s birthday. For the record, she turned 49. To celebrate her birthday (which is usually a week or […]
I remember summer vacations as long stretches of time that rolled out in front of me into forever. The lazy days stacked up as my skin changed colors and my adventures petered out into afternoon snoozes in the shade. But now I’m a mom and summertime means that my kids get to experience this annual […]
We have one of those giant family-sized LL Bean camping tents. Unpacking it and getting the poles into the right pockets in order to set the thing up is about as frustrating as putting up Christmas lights. But once the tent is assembled we have an instant camping adventure right there in the backyard. This […]
My family spends a great deal of time outside. We run through the woods, we play in the gardens; we dig holes and look for worms. Not much has changed in the analog version of childhood fun since I was a kid. Except for ticks. At the end of everyday, as the kids barrel their […]