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July 4th, 1776 – Declaration of Independence

The Continental Army had been waging war with England for more than a year when John Hancock and Charles Thomson became the first two men to sign the final draft of the Declaration of Independence 238 years ago. Recognizing that reconciliation with England was no longer possible, a committee was formed to create a document that would detail […]

Favorite Audio Books (for road trips and around town)

  Listening to audio books is one of our favorite ways to pass time in the car. Whether its an extended summer road trip, a long round of errands or a trek to Grandma’s house, a good story captures our attention and makes the time go faster. In some cases, they even introduce more adventure into our […]

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

  This post uses affiliate links. 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 […]