• What We’re Reading This Week
    Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. 2 ‘For 30 years I’ve been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer’ 3 Some Kind of Calling 4 […]
  • What We’re Reading This Week
    Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 Sweet Photo Series Reveals What’s In A Preschooler’s Pockets 2 When to Plant an Edible Garden in Texas 3 How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross The NPR host offers eight spicy tips for having better conversations. 4 Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child’s development 5 A Pediatrician Just Laid Out How to […]
  • What We’re Reading This Week
    Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 Small bookstores are booming after nearly being wiped out 2 I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know 3 A Public-School Paradox Why do so many presidents send their kids to private school? 4 6 Waldorf-inspired principles every family should adopt 5 Lifting Weights As You Age Cuts […]
  • What We’re Reading This Week
    Great reads from around the web that made us stop scrolling, sit back, and enjoy a quick read. 1 Raising a Social-Media Star The parents of teen internet celebrities get a crash course in a new kind of fame while trying to maintain boundaries for their newly rich and powerful children. 2 How to Seem Like You Always Have Your Sh*t Together For those of us who don’t — which is everyone 3 Don’t Let the Boy Scouts Go Bankrupt Yes, the […]
  • Winter ReadingBook Club: 2019 Winter List
    In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold. Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes Winter reading is a mug of coffee and comfy socks. When the temps dip below 65 it is winter (hey, it’s Houston we’re a bit delicate when it comes to cold!) and we huddle in our warm homes with the heat on. That is all the excuse we need to stay in. And if you are going to stay in you might as well read. Here is what […]
  • Teaching Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
    In an effort to simplify but still maintain the basics I switched a lot of our homeschool over to The Good and the Beautiful (TGTB). We have also been involved with co-ops and enrichment days and classes, oh my! This year we endeavored to begin our own co-op to handle all those things that tend to get sidelined at home and are easy to do with a group – history, science, art, P.E., and languages. If I have seen further than […]
  • Moody Gardens Ice LandMoody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole
    Moody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole is happening right now!  We just visited as part of our Homeschool Day and it is really great. One of the holiday events that is absolutely worth your time and money.  Although, if you go during regular events I would definitely suggest a combo ticket and see the lights too! Upon entering the Moody Gardens Ice Land: Pole to Pole tent you are treated to a seven-minute film about the construction.  A […]
  • Moody Gardens Homeschool DayMoody Gardens Home School Day
    Five times per year our triple pyramided friends to the south put on homeschool programs – and the Moody Gardens Home School Day is awesome!  Each program day has a different theme and allows entrance into different areas of the Moody Gardens campus. We attended the December outing which was themed Aquarium & Ice Land: Pole to  Pole.  It was a great program, appropriate for the entire family, and really […]
  • Horseback Riding LessonsHorseback Riding Lessons for Kids: What To Know Before Getting in the Saddle
    Horseback riding lessons for kids may be on your list of experiences to gift your kids for the holidays.  I know in our neverending quest to find non-toy gifts lessons are a top option.  Or, perhaps you are just getting ideas for activities to begin in the New Year.  Either way, we have a great guest post from an expert on the subject of riding and kids. Nicky Ellis is an editor at Horses & Foals and a mom of […]
  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Pre-K & Kindergartners
    Gift for Pre-K and Kindergarten aged kids are the sweet spot of imagination and repetition. They love to play and are fun to play with. Enjoy! […]