International Day of Women and Girls in Science

I want the Underling to know that women have always been a part of science, but often not recognized for their contributions. Even more importantly (to me personally) is that the Underling grows up expecting to see women in scientific roles.

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Smile Big Dream Bigger: Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018

However, these two to three sentences are written in such a way that they allow every child living in a similar situation to see themselves in this book in a profound and meaningful way. What makes this book unique is that children not living in similar circumstances are reminded how much they have in common with Samantha through her narration. It’s a beautiful and compelling story of hope.

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Gifts for Culinary Kids

A culinary kid is the one that meets you in the kitchen as soon as the coffee is poured each morning to see if there is something he or she can help make. Before you know it, they graduate from cookies and scrambled eggs to chicken marsala and enchiladas.

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas

I cultivated a non-toy gift list for different age groups and interests over the years. Some of the ideas remain completely physically object-free (like classes) while some incur a need to be stored or re-purposed/recycled. Below are some of our favorites non-toy gift ideas we have either given or received.

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Halloween Reading List for Middle School and High School

Pumpkins and mums are everywhere, night descends earlier and earlier, and tales of witches and monsters abound. During the Halloween season we read spooky stories and dark tales into mid November. Below are a few of our favorite classics along with some beyond the book suggestions.

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Homeschooling High School Chemistry

I'm not a fan of textbooks in general, but I especially don't like them for high school use (yes, I know this makes me the opposite of most people). If your child wants a textbook format, I recommend all of Prentice Hall's high school science textbooks. They are...

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Procrastinator’s Guide to Homeschooling the Solar Eclipse

Welcome to the Procrastinator’s Guide to Homeschooling the Solar Eclipse. Whether you are in the totality or participating from your living room, this post is for those of us who have waited until now to officially get ready. Below is a small list of resources to help you throw together your eclipse day quickly.

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