Nature's Diet Coke & Mentos

Recently, we did the Diet Coke & Mentos deal for Science Night. The same night my Lab Coat arrived in the mail so I could completely nerd out for fun. Ever since, we have been trying to figure out how to rocket propel other things....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  Thanks, Robin! We are having more fun than if we had sense. Tonight is Math ...more

Coffee with Einstein

I LOVED this Waffle-Wednesday!!!   This past month when I had to borrow the kids computer to get ...more

The NRA and Guns and Schools: A Balancing Act Not Completely Thought Through

@Waffle-Wednesday  Amen sister...hey!  Are you doing NaBloMoPo for January?more

Jingle Bells: The Third-Grade Christmas Sing and Shuffle

There they stood, in all their Christmas Cheer. The girls, that is. Many of the girls wore fancy dresses. Even a couple of boys were dressed in suits and ties. Most of the boys were dressed like my son, in sweatshirts and jeans. Ben sported a Harley Davidson t-shirt, and his ever present baseball hat....more
Just beautiful Liesl, just beautiful...the way you described it, I felt like I was sitting right ...more

Planting Seeds of Hope: in Hums and Laughter and Poetry

Another night. Another gift. Dinner was amazing - homemade hot-dog buns, homemade mayonnaise, homemade relish, homemade potato chips. Big, honkin' Hot-dogs. Delicious....more

What if the NRA put their Money where we Hurt the Most?

The first thought in my head this morning was, "What if we didn't have to be afraid?"...more

Robbie Parker, Dad of Sandy Hook Victim, Emilie Parker, on Compassion

Scott and I watched the CBS Special on the Sandy Hook Massacre on television last night after the kids went to bed. We have not talked to the boys yet. We didn't have the facts. We are still wrestling with what to say and to whom. Some of the advice I have heard is that for children five years old and younger, we should simply shield them from this. So, it's only Ben, who returns to his school on Monday, that we need to tell. ...more
I will remember Emile Parker. Five down, 21 to go 26 Acts of Kindness...in memory.more