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Astronomical Unit – What Is That? {Friday Fun Fact #5}

H. recently got a new work phone. Its the cool kind that can be voice activated, and the kids find the question asking feature fascinating.  Actually, they like trying to stump it by asking questions it won’t be able to answer. Not too long ago they asked the phone, “How far away is pluto?” The answer was: […]

Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry!

Before the twins were even old enough to appreciate it, I purchased a copy of What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry.  Every story was instantly familiar as I flipped through the pages. Huckle Cat. Lowly Worm. Farmer Alfalfa. Bananas Gorilla. Able Baker Charlie.  They were all childhood friends.  If you haven’t met them, head straight […]

Bug Bites: Homemade Anti-Itch Remedy

Do your kids (or you) ever get bug bites?  Silly question, right. Those bugs like this warm weather just as much as we do!  Sometimes we think ahead.  Sometimes we remember to apply natural bug repellant. Other times . . . well, we become food for the bugs.  And when we do we have the itchy […]

Snakes in Kentucky {Friday Fun Fact #4}

There are 33 different species of snakes in Kentucky.  Only 4 of them are venomous.  Don’t mean to alarm you . . . this just happens to be a current topic of interest around our house! If our snake identifying skills can be trusted (which may be doubtful!) we saw a Black Racer (non-venomous, thankfully!) at […]

Homemade Ketchup Recipe {Family Favorite}

This post contains affiliate links. Ketchup.  Catsup.  Red Sauce. Call it what you want and pronounce it how you like, this condiment has universal appeal.  Except to me! I am not a fan of ketchup.  I never have been a fan of ketchup.  I don’t like to eat it.  I don’t like to smell it. […]