What a couple of weeks it’s been! The water heater self destructed, then the dryer called it quits. Anna got sick, then the boys, and now Daryl and I are. I’ve lost most of my voice and my throat and ears are especially painful, and no home remedies are working so far (though one led [...]
Archive for January, 2011
I cannot resist a good experiment, and I must try this with my kids at home. What do you think? Will the loved rice resist mold? I love science.
If you’re lucky enough to have an iThing, there’s a cute little ecology app you can download free today. Details here. I think GeoWalk is free today only, too (maybe longer?). It looks very fun and educational but none of us have played with it yet.
In a little over two weeks, the kids and I are escaping the cold and miserable winter for Florida. We’re driving with our friends Guy and Val, who are like family to us. I’ve known Val since high school and Daryl has known Guy since college. Daryl is staying home (he doesn’t travel well) but [...]
I’m off to have some virtual woman tear up my calf again, but first I thought I’d share a few nifties that are on my mind here… Do professional photographers really make any money? That’s the question this professional photographer takes on. While this article is being widely applauded by photographers, her numbers don’t necessarily [...]
What a week we had! There were lots of minor emergencies but here’s some of the good stuff we’ve done lately… We read piles of library books. Some current favorites include We Are In a Book (Mo Willems), Too many toys (David Shannon), Shark and lobster’s amazing undersea adventure (Viviane Shwarz), Terry Pratchett young adult [...]
Here’s a few science-related nifties to share…. Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years “Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time.…” Wow! Jurassic Park for real, folks! What do you think? [...]
After a very stressful night of trying to figure out what terms of service I violated that caused A Magical Childhood to get suspended, researching how to export my blog somewhere else and worrying about the whole mess, I got this form letter from WordPress this morning: Hi, A mistake was made in the system [...]
The good… My beautiful Annalee is now an eleven year-old girl! (Pictures posted despite the terribly messy background, in the name of full disclosure!) The bad… Our water heater destroyed itself, did its best to flood our basement and has now been replaced by a new model. The price tag was a bit of an [...]
Just a few links to share today… Facts, activity pages and more to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Kids can win grants to grow gardens for people in need Free Modern Handmade Child magazine offered online Monday Math: Figure your calorie needs Free Charlotte Mason ebook teaches how to make routines easy I’d write more, [...]