The fourth of July is a perfect day to spend in the sun with your friends and family. But, we are little more limited since I have a little one who doesn’t like fireworks. So, after the parade this morning, we decided to do a project that was a little more low-key and built a solar oven to cook some s’mores. (Marshmallows are something we all can agree on.
What are you guys doing this summer?
With the weather hot enough to be uncomfortable, we’re always looking for ways to cool off. One of my favorites when I was younger was the giant water blob. They are very easy to make and the materials are inexpensive and easily accessible.
On the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot stores around the country hold a free workshop for kids. Kids get to use “mommy and daddy tools” to assemble pre-cut kits of that month’s project. It’s a great way to expose your children to tools safely and the kid sized projects leave less room for frustration.
Molecular gastronomy is a food science that combines physics and chemistry to experiment with tastes and textures of food. It’s an intriguing (and delicious) form of cooking that uses a mixture of creativity, precision, and experimentation of various elements to transform the way we think about food. While we have barely scratched the surface of the art, we started with something simple: spherification.
Kids love bubbles. Kids love painting. I’m half convinced that it’s mostly because both activities are messy. And, kids have this sense for enjoying the things that require the most clean-up for their parents.
So, of course you should mix the two. Right? Well, if you’re a glutton for punishment this is a perfect activity for you.
Your little bundle of joy has finally arrived. You’re a parent. You’re officially on a roller coaster ride of stress and sleepless nights that will only continue to morph into more stress of varying kinds.
The list of things that need to be done is endless and estate planning probably hasn’t come close to the top, if you’ve given it any thought at all. But, it should be a priority.
Since time immemorial kids have been drawn to mud. While generally a nuisance to parents and a chronic ruin-er of outfits, when done intentionally it can be a fun activity for kids without causing their parents heart palpitations.
I’m definitely guilty of it. You obviously have a reason for the things you’re telling your child to do. Your patience is at its end with their refusal to cooperate. And, now they are questioning your authority.