June 12, 2018

 Anyone else struggling to make a child take his/her/their medicine, because even with camouflaging and puddings and all kinds of other tricks, the medicine still just tastes awful? Why does medicine have to taste SO BAD? Is there a scientific reason behind this?

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May 22, 2018

Today I want to talk about traveling, because for the past 4 months, my family and I have been on sabbatical in Israel. Getting here and enrolled in school and adjusting to daily routine here was interesting, to say the least, although relatively uneventful as far as t...

May 1, 2018

If your kids are anything like mine, they eat a lot, and so I find myself in the kitchen a lot. Invariably, they follow me in there (“Mommy, what are you doing? Mommy, can I see? Mommy mommy mommy mommy…”), and so I thought, what about setting up some science things fo...

December 20, 2017

The big news in our family is that as of Thanksgiving time, the youngest scientist-in-training is now toilet-trained, at just over 3 years. When I mentioned this fact to one of our relatives, the person responded with, “It’s about time.” Then I got curious, as I tend t...

July 13, 2017

Continuing in our installment of fun science activities to do with your kids this summer….

1. Make your own play-dough. This is surprisingly easy to do and very cheap, which certainly helps when you are trying to entertain your kids on a budget. The key here is to use a...

July 13, 2017

It’s hot outside, again. You’ve been to the pool, and the beach, and the splash pad, and you’ve turned on your sprinklers more days that you can count. It’s still hot and the kids are still home from school and they still need things to do. How about trying some scienc...

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