Planting Sunflowers

The kids got sunflowers seeds in their Easter baskets http://sogladimaround.blogspot.com/2012/04/healthier-easter-baskets.html and we decided to plant them tonight.  Planting with kids is fun and educational.  You can label the soil, water, seeds, etc. to practice letter and word recognition and turn the event into a book like we have done previously.…

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Strawberry Field

I often remind my children that the healthiest food grows right out of the earth.  I want them to know that a healthy earth means healthy people too.  I want them to be aware of where their food comes from and how this can impact their health in positive and…

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Embracing the Rain

In the book,  Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems, Piggy emphatically declares his dislike for rain.  I have similar feelings about rain.  It is cold, dreary, depressing and makes me want stay in bed.  We have had a lot of rain in the last few years in…

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Travel Lifestyle

I have a new obsession.  I can not stop reading travel blogs.  These are not blogs that give advice for the occasional traveler who takes a week’s vacation once or twice a year.  These are the stories of individuals and families who are planning to or who are currently traveling…

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Child Created Experiments

  I have been doing simple science experiments with my boys for years.  My newly five year old enjoys them so much that he often tries to design his own experiments.  This was the case recently when he was using a permanent marker to write on paper.  He observed the…

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