Playing with Water

Early Voting – Done!  School work for the day – Done!  Toddler’s nap?  Miracle … but he is sleeping.  Now I have a few moments to share with you a cute little water activity we did this morning.  As you…
Russian Borscht – Grandmother’s recipe

If you have ever cooked Borscht in your life, you might have a very strong opinion about how it should be cooked.  And that’s ok.  Everybody cooks it differently.  There is no consistent recipe for borscht.  There is no agreement…
Easter Books

One of my favorite things about being a parent is reading lots of fantastic children’s books that I have never heard about and would have never read, if I didn’t have children.  In a way I’m discovering a whole new…
St Patrick’s Day

We don’t pay attention to boring things.  Sometimes I forget this maxim.  In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day I read my kids a couple of children’s books about the holiday.  Check mark.  Reading is done.  And then I asked them…
Homeschooling with a Toddler

People often ask me how do I manage to homeschool with a toddler.   Oh, it’s easy.  As long as you don’t mind being constantly frustrated and interrupted.  Oftentimes if the older kids are in the mood to settle down…
Best Burger Buns (recipe for bread machine)

Buns are everywhere.  In my supermarket there is a whole aisle filled with buns.  You might be tempted to buy them, but before you do look at the ingredients.  Do you see things that don’t sound like real food?  Google…
Adler Planetarium – is it membership worthy?

We just snugged a free museum pass to the Adler Planetarium and we want to see, if this is a membership worth buying. We started our visit in the Planet Explorers Exhibit.  It’s the museum’s play area that has three…