How to: Solar Oven for Kids (+patriotic marshmallows)

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.

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Free Home Depot Workshop for Kids

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.

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Easy Molecular Gastronomy – Cold Oil Spherification

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.

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Bubble Painting – A DIY Toddler Activity

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.

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What Every New Parent Needs to Know About Estate Planning.

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.

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