Tea Collection Memorial Day Sale

Thanks to Tea Collection for sponsoring this post. Tea Collection’s co-founder Emily and her family recently traveled to India! Their incredible adventure was captured by renowned Japanese photographer, Hideaki Hamada. Hamada photographed Emily’s family while they explored in and around Jaipur and at The Farm, a beautiful bohemian hotel 30 minutes west of Jaipur. His […]

Eating at Be Our Guest at Disney World Magic Kingdom

My recent trip to Disney World gave me a chance to see some changes to the Magic Kingdom since I last visited in 2008. Look here — just over the mountaintops, there’s Beast’s Castle! It’s all another bit of Disney illusion — err, magic — because the inside of the castle (and actually the inside […]

How Cell Phones Have Changed Us

It was fun over the weekend to observe, for my first time, an Academic Super Bowl. My youngest daughter was on her school’s team. I learned many things, mostly centering around how much I don’t know. What is an abundant number*? Tell me something about Thisbe. Lots (and lots and lots) of things about volcanoes […]

5 Guys Shakes

One of my favorite step-above-fast-food places lately is 5 Guys. Their burgers are delicious, and the orders of fries are hot, generous, and tasty, as well. Recently, our 5 Guys introduced milkshakes. They’re not available at all locations yet, but they will be. Readers, just for you, I tested a shake. It was delicious! Really […]

Facts about Israel Dillard– & Dial Kids, Dial Baby

The most famous baby in American currently? No doubt it’s Israel David Dillard, son of “19 Kids and Counting” stars Jill (Duggar) and Derick Dillard. Some facts about baby Israel: Why is he named Israel? Jill has loved the country of Israel since visiting there with the rest of the Duggar family in 2011. Israel […]

How to Start a Strawberry Patch

There’s nothing better than home-grown strawberries. If you’ve never grown your own, you won’t believe the difference in taste between home-grown strawberries and those purchased in the store. Home-grown berries are sweeter, and they are red on the inside, not white as store-bought berries often are. You can pick your berries at the peak of […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Standardized Tests

It’s springtime, and if you’re a student, that often means standardized tests. Standardized tests are a hot political topic today. My own kids take ISTEP and NWEA as elementary school kids, and then it’s on to ECA’s in some subjects in high school, and of course the SAT and ACT. When I was growing up […]