In Need of Chocolate and A Hundred Happy Things have sweetly awarded me the Beautiful Blogger Award. I love checking out the neat stuff at both blogs and am very honored! I am supposed to post 3 blogs that I’ve discovered lately that I think are great. Okay, originally it was 15 or so, but [...]
Archive for February, 2010
Look at this fun stuff! I love these…. Ordinary Life Magic is hosting the 2010 Science Fair and lists fabulous HS science experiments to do from bloggers all over for all ages. 52 Books in 52 Weeks is a great weekly challenge you can take part in. Just read a book a week and post [...]
I know, it’s usually 10, but Daryl is waiting with a back rub so I must be quick! Priorities ya know! Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to… 1. The kids (especially Victoria) have been making handmade beads from magazine pages and nail polish. I’ll post more about these soon! 2. We’ve been [...]
I’m posting these pictures because they make me smile like crazy. We went to the Y yesterday so Daryl could fix their bumper pool table. Yes, Daryl is the kind of guy who joins the YMCA, notices the bumpers are way too old to be any good anymore, offers to fix them, orders new ones [...]
Many of you have probably heard about the little girl who was killed by her parents this month as a result of them following the Pearls’ advice in “To Train Up a Child.” I wrote about it here if you’re not familiar with it. People have been silent about the Pearls for years, even though [...]
Egads, I’m worse at this than the Middle East and Africa. How well can you do? Challenge the kids to beat you! The Countries of Europe
Mark this down as one of those “You know you’re a homeschooler when…” conversations! Overheard yesterday: Victoria: Dad, is it okay if I order parasitic wasp attracting plants? Daryl: Yep Victoria: Do you want to know why? Daryl: Nah, not so much.
It’s not easy being a public enemy,” writes Neil deGrasse Tyson in his book The Pluto Files. When Neil’s museum grouped Pluto not among the planets but rather with icy comets in an obscure region called the Kuiper Belt, he heard from thousands of outraged Pluto defenders. It’s tough being called a heartless Pluto-hater, particularly [...]
Here are three rather odd educational links for you! First, if you haven’t paid enough attention during CSI and are not up on your skull anatomy, this cute little program will quiz you on the parts of the skull from various angles (left click to reveal what each part is called). (Accompanying random bit of [...]
I put the full instructions online here, along with the science behind it. This was so much fun and really taught a lot. I highly recommend it!