MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

There are all kinds of subscription box services these days but this one, MakeCrate, is particularly fun and educational! If you have kids that are love to make things, create, things, and love the science and fun behind it then this is the program for them. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is such an exciting thing for so many kids and adults. I think it is popular because it can … Continue Reading →
My Little Cities Books Review

My Little Cities Books Review

I am in love with the My Little Cities book series from Chronicle Books. These are board books for toddlers and little kids and are so fun. Chronicle Books sent me four of the books in the series to review (opinions are my own), New York, London, Paris and San Francisco. My twin granddaughters, 19 months old, where up to stay the night this weekend and so I read all … Continue Reading →
Family Fun and Educational Too!

Family Fun and Educational Too!

I’ve curated this collection of products which are great for family fun but at the same time educational. Some of the items are orginally designed for at home and others are targeted toward teachers. Regardless of that, taking time to add to learning time at home by way of playing games is a great way to encourage learning in your kids, supplementing skills being taught in school, refreshing adult skills … Continue Reading →
17 Ways for Parents & Students to Use Smartphone Cameras During School Year +6 Super Student Apps

17 Ways for Parents & Students to Use Smartphone Cameras During School Year +6 Super Student Apps

Smartphone cameras can be used as a powerful tool during the school year for both parents and students. Mom and Dad can utilize the camera as a great way to store important paperwork and information, create ways to reinforce learning at home, along with documenting the kids’ journey throughout the school year. Students can use smartphone cameras to get creative with their schoolwork, study, and learn even more. Through my … Continue Reading →
Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

The world is ending!!! No, no, no, really it is not, it is just a total solar eclipse. While it seems like a very rare occurrence, solar eclipses happen on a fairly regular basis. This one seems bigger because there is a great viewing path across the United States. I am in St. Louis, Missouri and the path goes right over my area so it is huge news here. The … Continue Reading →
Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

In case you haven’t heard, there is a total solar eclipse coming soon. I plan on watching the eclipse myself and created a Solar Eclipse Music playlist on Microsoft Groove Music to listen to during the event. I have tried to include songs from several genres so there is something for everyone. Solar Eclipse Playlist Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne Eclipse by Pink … Continue Reading →
Excessive and/or Idiotic Actual School Supply Lists for Back to School

Excessive and/or Idiotic Actual School Supply Lists for Back to School

It is back-to-school season and I am constantly dumbfounded and amazed at some of the required school supply lists that schools give. The elementary school lists seem to be the most problematic for me. My own son graduated from school a while back and my granddaughters are not old enough for school just yet but I still keep on these things. When I was a little kid I remember we … Continue Reading →
Dictionary Day – October 16

Dictionary Day – October 16

Raise your hand if you love a dictionary! This was always one of my favorite things as a kid – I would scour through our dictionary not just for the words, but the one we had always had tons of great stuff like atlases, word origins, and so much more in the front and the back. So when I saw that October 16 was Dictionary Day in honor of Noah … Continue Reading →
Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Fall is on the way and that means the new school year begins. Schools are getting better about using technology not only in the classroom, but also to share information and stay in touch with parents during the school year. This means that parents need to know more about using tech also. Here is a list of tech things parents of students need to know as school starts again. If … Continue Reading →
Back To School Facts – Infographic

Back To School Facts – Infographic

The new school year starts at very different times around the country, here in the St. Louis area it seems to start sooner than many places. I’m in a suburb of St. Louis, St. Charles, and the kids head back to school this week – August 11! Wowsa! Growing up we generally started the last Monday in August in my district (not where I live now). It was always the … Continue Reading →