My brother and (soon-to-be) sister-in-law gave G an InsectLore live butterfly garden for his birthday last year. This was a huge throwback for me. Our elementary school had a butterfly unit in 4th grade. The big 4th grade project was for each class to watch baby caterpillars grow, change, and emerge as butterflies; which we… Read More Raising Painted Lady Butterflies
Dear G, While I’m very behind in writing this post, my thoughts have been on it since you turned five years old at the end of March. You are now an entire hand old. In the weeks leading up to your birthday, I noticed you looked like a big kid. In the first few weeks following your… Read More Letters to my Children: G Turns Five Years Old
The number of children with food allergies is on the rise. According to FARE, it’s estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. Compared to children who don’t have food allergy, children with food allergies are two to four… Read More 5 Products for Children with Food Allergies
There wasn’t a shortage of reasons to participate in the March for Science, which I took part of in Washington, DC last weekend. I wish I could have taken pictures of all the signs for Science I loved, but it was hard to do while walking, holding my own sign, and in pouring rain. I… Read More Signs for Science at the March for Science DC
A few months ago, if you had told me I’d participate in a protest march for science I’d have laughed at you. Science? Yeah, no. Not really my thing. (Except behavioral science. I dig that. But data and graphs and atoms and cells and math? Nah.) But the election happened. The EPA was gagged. Park rangers… Read More March for Science? Me? Yeah, Apparently.
One of my brothers-in-law got married in New York this month. The boys were asked to be in their wedding, which meant we had to take them along on a 6 hour road trip (which, with kids and a mom with bladder issues, was 8.5-9 hours long). I’m not a fan of bringing DVDs along… Read More Road Trip Entertainment for Kids – $6 Well Spent