kids

The Future is Now… kind of

This morning I got a video chat from my girl, who is camping in California with her dad right now. She was just hopping out of the tent to show me around: “So when I was a kid, video calls were a thing of the future — something that would only happen on The Jetsons […]

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Science Craft: Cell o' Jell-O

My girl came home last night with an assignment to make some kind of model of a cell and its organelles.  And we decided to make it out of homemade Jell-o Gummies.  The results were not quite as spectacular as we’d hoped, but it’s still kind of cool, the project was LOTS of fun, and […]

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Handy Candy

“Bye, Mom! Feel free to take some candy from my drawer!” “Haha, sweet girl, I don’t need to eat your candy. Thanks though.” “No really, Mom. It’s a great stress reliever.” If she weren’t still working on the dregs of last year’s Halloween haul, I’d start to be worried about apparent self medication. But she […]

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geeks on vacataion

I get my kids all week this week, so I took some time off work for “vacation.” But did I take them to Disneyland? No. Amid hikes, home organization, a birthday (mine!), a wedding (not mine!), and a dozen other random things we have going, I challenged my kids to build a Pokémon Database. That’s […]

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Interpreting lyrics?

Ethan just sang the first verse of a ditty he’s learning in music class: “There was an old lady lived over the sea And she was an island queen Her daughter lived off in a new country With an ocean of water between The old lady’s pockets were full of gold But never contented was […]

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