For Family Bonding Fun!

If you’re like most loving moms, you’re always on the lookout for a fun family activity to do with your kids. Here’s my modest proposal to add to your repertoire. One morning last week I was sitting at my desk when suddenly I received a call from the school nurse. I love it when she calls, because it’s almost always good news. “I’m sorry to tell you this, Marinka,” she said, “but your daughter has mice.” “Oh?” I said. How fun! Mice are cute and furry. I love all of God’s creatures, big and small. “I wonder where she got the mice!”...more
Oh yuck. Is it naive to hope this NEVER happens to us and I have three kids almost school age? ...more

Family visit to the Racine Zoo

Family visit to the Racine Zoo ...more

Bubble Painting

Fun arty activity, indoors or out. A little dish soap and some paint make beautiful lasting impressions on your paper. And also pretty photography subjects.  ...more

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count Today

Saturday--February 16th--The Great Backyard Bird Count--held February 15-19--is an annual event that engages bird watchers of all ages and abilities. All you need to do is count the bird species in your backyard or count the species you see at a wildlife refuge.  Your data will create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. All it takes is about 20-30 minutes. For details on how to join the bird count and help our environment, check out my blog ...more