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A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

I hope I never get too old to learn something from my kids. From a young age, they’ve acted well beyond that of many of their peers. It’s not like they don’t have a childhood because they do. We find time for them to ride ...
Those Flipping Flags

Those Flipping Flags

A few weeks ago we went to a local trivia night with some of our board game friends. One of the subjects was flags. Specifically, current flags from countries around the world. When I was in middle school I lived in Europe, so I figured I h ...
5 Things to Pack for Space Camp

5 Things to Pack for Space Camp

Every year we spend time in Huntsville, Alabama visiting family, hanging out, visiting museums, catching a blockbuster movie and going shopping. For as long as I have known about Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Rocket City ...
Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

Why Isn’t All Schoolwork Done This Way?

It’s the bane of every grade school child – learning their times tables. And techniques really haven’t changed at all over the decades. They still use a grid to study from, make homemade flashcards to practice and recite t ...
Spending Some Change at the Coin Show

Spending Some Change at the Coin Show

It occurred to me that I’ve never talked about something we do every year as a family. It is something my father and I enjoyed doing when I was their age and I relish the opportunity to share the same memories with my girls. I remembe ...
Thrift Treasure: Melody Dicer

Thrift Treasure: Melody Dicer

Both of our girls play instruments in the orchestra and band. We introduced them to musical instruments around three years ago and they have taken it upon themselves to practice every day and strive to achieve the various honor levels award ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Appreciate Your Clean Water Supply

Last fall we were able to participate in an experiment to learn about clean water. It wasn’t part of a science project nor some homeschool assignment, but it certainly had all the qualifications to be part of an educational program. A ...
Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

Arming Kids With Engineering Knowledge

When I was in high school, one of my brother’s best friends said he was studying to be an engineer. It was fun to tease him about how we could envision him riding the rails with a conductor’s hat on. Of course, I was joking and ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...