From The Desk of Mr. Houseful: Parenting

The moment you realize that your parents had no clue what they were doing when they started parenting, your whole world takes this weird, new perspective. After having my first child, my first thought was about how well they... The post From The Desk of Mr ....more

What’s In My Garden

So far, this month has been pretty decent as far as harvest goes. We’ve been able to collect corn, several varieties of tomatoes (we’re still trying to figure out what one plant is) okra, carrots, cucumbers, ...more

Getting Ready for #EpicChIKEA Part Deux and a Giveaway!

Man, I am KILLING the giveaways this month! No worries folks, the $100 gift card from IKEA will be there at the bottom to enter to win. You can even pretend to read this entire post to make me feel.. ....more

Back To School with PBS Kids & Whole Foods

PBS KIDS is back again with their Summer Safari. This time, it’s with a special viewing of...more

I Want to Make You Coffee iCoffee Opus Giveaway

I know that it may be too late in the morning for your first cup of joe, but I want to rectify that. I want to make it so that you are able to make your coffee with a single... The post I Want to Make You Coffee iCoffee Opus Giveaway appeared first on Houseful Of Nicholes ....more

Just Write

Back in the day, I used to be a letter writing champion. Between my best friend, my pen pal, and my sister, we could keep an entire postal service busy and still have time to attend school. There was.. ....more

We All Have 24 Hours | From the Desk of Mr. Houseful

There is truth to the notion that we all operate with the same 24 hours every day. It’s how we choose to live within those 24 hours that define us. We can rest, lounge-around, work, garden, play, eat, read, (pauses.. ....more

Chicago Sights: My First Bud Biliken Parade

I’ve experienced a first. Well, two firsts. I was able to attend the Bud Biliken Parade here in Chicago, which is, for those of you who are just hearing about it, the oldest black parade in the entire country ....more

Science Corner: Build An Ecosystem in a Bottle #CampSci

It’s no secret that I went to visit Monsanto in the spring. If it is to you, it means you’re not following me on Instagram or Twitter. You should do that....more

Homemade Pasta Sauce

I’ve done it....more