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3 Fun Card Games for Preschoolers

Card games can be a wonderful way to enjoy family time together, but especially when young kids are involved you need to find the right game. It can't be too simple or the grown-ups get bored and never want to play. Similarly, it can't be too complex or the kids get frustrated...

Strawberry-Blueberry-Rhubarb (or Raspberry) Double Crisp

On a hot summer day few things are as satisfying as a berry crisp topped with vanilla ice cream. Add a cup of fresh coffee and you've got yourself the makings of an excellent afternoon on the back deck, just eating dessert and enjoying life.
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Posted On 16 Jun 2014
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I do not come from a family of rhubarb eaters, but I've come to love the slight tartness it lends to sweet dishes. I like to make it into pies and crisps, or simply roast it with a bit of sugar and spoon it over vanilla ice cream. But my favorite way to use rhubarb is in...

3 Habits That Have Made Me a Happier Person

Ever since my hospitalization last September, I've been thinking a lot about life. That experience of unexpected urgency and complete helplessness made me realize that I needed to change.

Egg Drop Experiment (Newton’s First Law)

We've been having fun with science experiments for kids lately and this one was a huge hit. It's called the 'Egg Drop' experiment and it demonstrates Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion.

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2014: Perfect for Little Scientists!

Ever since we visited the Hayden Planetarium in December, the munchkin has been fascinated by space. And while this morning's blood moon happened behind a cloudy sky here in Vermont, fingers crossed we won't miss the annual Lyrid meteor shower.

Fluffy & Sweet Snacking Bread

This fluffy and sweet snacking bread was inspired by a traditional recipe for Portuguese Sweet Bread, as well as my reading of Brandon Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings.'
Can You Canoe Lyrics
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Can You Canoe? (Song of the Month)

Posted On 22 Mar 2014
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We recently discovered the folksy tunes of the Okee Dokee Brothers and our favorite song is 'Can You Canoe.' Have you heard it? It's become one of those songs we always sing together in the car or while baking in the kitchen.
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The Many Uses of a Simple Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Posted On 21 Mar 2014
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I love recipes that can turn even the simplest meal into something special. Take this no-fuss homemade blueberry sauce. It requires only a few minutes to put together and a mere handful of ingredients. When it's done cooking, you can store it in the fridge for up to two weeks and...

Sinister Liquid (Watercolor Painting with Droppers)

The other day we tried a new art activity where we used droppers to drip watercolor pigments onto paper. I called it 'Dropper Painting' but within a few moments the munchkin decided it was something else entirely. This was not dropper painting. Oh no. It was something far more...