Learning About Ladybugs

Ladybugs (or Ladybirds, for our UK friends) are one of the first insects to emerge in the spring. California doesn’t have much of a winter anyhow, and on our after-dinner walk yesterday we came across a swarm of ladybugs! Learning About Ladybugs Since the ladybugs (or Coccinellidae, if you want to use their scientific name) […]

Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with Kids!

Pi Day – a day set aside to celebrate the mathematical constant 3.1415 (etc.) is a fun day for math geeks like me. I also think that Pi Day is a wonderful opportunity to get kids thinking about ways in which math can be fun, so today I am sharing some fun ways to celebrate […]

Calm Activities to Help Kids Decompress After School

School can be very stressful for kids! After spending all day in chairs being told what to do, getting outdoors – in nature – is my favorite way to help my kids decompress. In Massachusetts it was sometimes too cold for these activities (raining or too cold). The weather is nearly always fine in California, […]

Fun Science: Candy Experiment Fun

Have you done any candy experiments with your kids yet? I highly recommend it! This post sharing some of our favorite candy experiments was my second most popular in 2014 with 82,711 views. Blog posts are only as successful as the people reading them make them, and a large piece of this blog post’s success […]

Stay Curious. Keep Learning!

I am a huge fan of lifelong learning, and one of the things I love about blogging is that it gives me lots of opportunities to learn new things. Last week I got to go to a blogger event hosted by Sunset Magazine and Curious.com. We toured Sunset’s headquarters – such a cool work environment! […]