August 25, 2017

Second to last weekend of the summer (by some measurements, although the summer doesn’t actually end until September 22nd, and some children have already started school), so what is everyone up to? We’re taking the oldest scientist-in-training and some friends to celeb...

August 22, 2017

For years, I dreamed of having a garden. Vegetables, mostly, because I couldn’t quite see the appeal of working so hard unless you were going to get something delicious to eat as a result of all of your efforts. My father had a small vegetable garden for several years...

August 18, 2017

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes: yellow, orange, green, and red; farm-fresh cherry tomatoes (sweet enough to keep eating right off the vine!); large cooking tomatoes that come from the farm and you can make into sauces; etc, etc, etc. In case it wasn’t...

August 17, 2017

Check out the first six parts of this series, or below to make some delicious rock candy!

Yum! I love rock candy! You know who else loves rock candy? All kids everywhere, or at least all kids that I have met. Here is my own favorite recipe for rock candy:

1. Combine 2 cu...

August 16, 2017

Soon it’s going to be the end of the summer (note to self: stop saying those words out loud!), and we should take advantage of every opportunity to do summer related things while we still can. One of my favorite summer activities is barbecuing, first of all, because th...

August 10, 2017

Locals, what is everyone up to this weekend? This scientist-parent-party planner is going to be trying my hand (and feet, and all body parts) at the Sharon Triathlon (https://maxperformanceonline.com/sharontriathlonrace/). Same day signups are probably still available,...

August 7, 2017

Still summer (although less and less of that now), still looking for things to do with your children? Check out the first five parts of our series (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), or one of our personal favorites, below: Elephant Toothpaste!

What is elephant toothpaste, you might ask?...

August 2, 2017

How about a puppy, Mommy? Please oh please oh please oh please…Or a kitten? A horse? Goat?

No, no, no, and no. There will be no more pets in this house. We have a python, a beta fish, and two aquatic frogs (blog post coming soon on the science of caring for these animal...

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