Summer of Science

Let the crying commence

Well, this is the week I’ve been dreading looking forward to for months now – graduation week. Okay okay, I’m not really dreading all of it; we have 28 family members coming in from all over the country and we’re going to have a great party all weekend long! Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois will all be represented....more

How to Fold Things ~ Just in Case You Need a Review

 Today I thought I’d share some of Martha Stewart’s laundry folding techniques or maybe it’s because I’m staring at a mound of laundry that needs to be folded.  Even my font is Fluffy Slacks!  I guess I have laundry on my mind.  Haha!  These would also be great viewing for a home economics class.  Happy folding! ...more
If I recall I think many years ago she wrote an article about it (I think it was martha). I know ...more

Mommy Bloggers: What Makes a Good Mom?

One thing is for sure about the blogosphere: there is a huge number of mommy bloggers....more

No More Excuses Ladies!

 Ok, now that I’ve gotten your attention!  How long has it been since you bought a new type of makeup?  Do you know how to use it?  When was the last time you picked up a magazine and looked at the new way to do your makeup?  Probably a while!  At least if you’re a mom anyway....more

Frog Dissection

Janet**Please don't proceed if you prefer not to see the innards of amphibians**...more

Uncovering Dyslexia

My dear sweet boy was not reading on grade level. We started out using a phonics program called Explode the Code, and then we used Hooked on Phonics. We also tried a program call Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I really thought we were making progress, so we started using old Dick and Jane readers, and graduated up to Level/I Can Read books, but we kept getting stuck and worse yet, we were slipping backwards....more
The above list is what Susan Barton said doesn't work and since I had tried a number of those ...more

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do - Walk Home From School

Janet Costellowww.iblog4boys.blogspot.com50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do ...more
I love that book. We checked it out from the library last fall and I promptly ordered a copy for ...more

Encouraging the Young Artist

In response to my recent post about art, a commenter on my blog's Facebook Page asked how I motivate my kids to create so much art.  The question left me chuckling because there are times, of which I am not proud, when I wish they would create just a little less art.  It's not that I begrudge them their artistic sides....more

Getting my heart and head on the same page

Could someone tell me when I’m going to stop crying? Please?...more