Finally! A space event we can see in our neck of the woods (or portion of the hemisphere). With the eclipse starting at 8:11, even littles can enjoy the fascinating sight as the LARGEST moon of the year is covered in shadow. We’re going space themed all week because I love the topic and there’s so many amazing things to share. Here’s a little perspective … Continue reading Countdown to Supermoon!
I was recently interviewed by Jean Van’t Hul of the website The Artful Parent. I’ve admired her site for a long time and celebrated her successes as an author. When she reached out to me for an interview I was over the moon! Here’s one of my favorite responses, she had some challenging questions for me! JEAN: Why do you believe creativity is important to foster in … Continue reading Interview Excerpt from The Artful Parent
I know I’m one lucky lady — I can work around the house or in the garden by myself for a while and Claire happily entertains herself building contraptions and musical instruments. I’m very, VERY thankful for such an independent kid. One morning, I was weeding my neglected garden and heard some serious banging coming from the family room. I peeked around the corner to … Continue reading Bing! Bang! Boom! Homemade Instruments and Noisemakers
Whoa! Who thought an Atlantic sunset was possible from the east coast? We’re celebrating summer in Cape Cod, collecting shells, fishing and doing LOTS of bike riding. The paved bikeways are incredible, moving Claire up to a geared bike helped us have the most amazing adventure. Continue reading Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean…on the East Coast of the US!
You too can spend your morning gawking at your computer screen, ooohing and aaahhhhing as mama eagle feeds her chicks. The amazing webcam has been set up by Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website. This is the eagle who was all over the news a few weeks ago, thousands tuned in to watch her stoically sit on her eggs while the snow rose higher and higher. The … Continue reading Do eagle chicks chirp and peep?
It’s Valentine’s Day, but these pancakes are a sweet surprise for any morning! Pour your batter onto griddle and press a strawberry into the “raw” side before flipping, wait a few seconds and press again. The more the strawberry is embedded in the pancake, the more it will look like a heart. Bon Appetit! //assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js Continue reading Valentine’s Morning: Strawberry Heart Surprise Pancakes
I am so delighted by these process-oriented Valentine’s cards created for Claire’s beloved classmates! We made some marbled paper with shaving cream and liquid watercolors, Claire wrote sweet notes on scrap paper and then together, we folded the whole thing into a simple origami heart envelope.