Education

From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert: The Nature Conservancy’s Free Virtual Field Trips Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

From America’s Rainforest to America’s Desert: The Nature Conservancy’s Free Virtual Field Trips Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom
March 25, 2015 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post written as part of a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and We Are Teachers As a former teacher, I always loved seeing how real experiences contributed to my students’ learning. Hands on activities fostered learning ... Read More »

3 Things You Can Do to Be Knowledgeable About the Global Water Crisis to Celebrate World Water Day (w. giveaway)

3 Things You Can Do to Be Knowledgeable About the Global Water Crisis to Celebrate World Water Day (w. giveaway)
March 22, 2015 4 Comments »

How often do you think about the water that comes out of your faucet? If you’re like me, probably not very often. I’m reminded that we’re lucky to live in a country where we have access to fresh, clean water ... Read More »

Brain Chase: Personalized Online Summer Learning Adventure Prevents Brain Drain for Ages 8-14

Brain Chase: Personalized Online Summer Learning Adventure Prevents Brain Drain for Ages 8-14
March 18, 2015 1 Comment »

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Brain Chase and The Motherhood One of the biggest challenges for parents is keeping kids engaged during the summer months and it’s something I start thinking about well before the school ... Read More »

Public School Superhero: New Illustrated Novel for Middle Schoolers by James Patterson (w. giveaway)

Public School Superhero: New Illustrated Novel for Middle Schoolers by James Patterson (w. giveaway)
March 12, 2015 27 Comments »

With a 5th grader in the house, middle school is on our minds. It’s comforting to know that Emily will be going to our neighborhood middle school with many of the same friends she’s attended school with for the past ... Read More »

Encouraging Young Animal Lovers Towards Career in Zookeeping with TailsUp! and Advice from a National Zoo Zookeeper

Encouraging Young Animal Lovers Towards Career in Zookeeping with TailsUp! and Advice from a National Zoo Zookeeper
March 4, 2015 9 Comments »

Living in the DC Metro Area, our family has many favorite places to visit but the Smithsonian National Zoo tops our list. Over the years it’s become the place where we’ve marveled at animals, learned about wildlife, and developed an ... Read More »

Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen

Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen
February 27, 2015 5 Comments »

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting about our trip to Haiti while editing countless photos documenting our journey. As a veteran traveler to Haiti, this trip was very different for me because I brought my 11 year old daughter, ... Read More »

YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content

YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content
February 24, 2015 2 Comments »

Wary parents who have been fearful of turning their kids loose on YouTube to search for age-appropriate content can breathe a sign of relief thanks to the YouTube Kids App. Launched just yesterday, this free app for iOS and Android ... Read More »

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions
February 19, 2015 4 Comments »

This morning as I stood at the sink, preparing our special meal to celebrate the start of Chinese New Year, my mind wandered back to my childhood and the traditions I grew up with. Today as we usher out Year ... Read More »

4 Steps to Easy Kid-Created Valentines on the Computer

4 Steps to Easy Kid-Created Valentines on the Computer
February 6, 2015 1 Comment »

Valentine’s Day has always been an excuse to bring out the crafty. As a kid, I always loved making my own Valentines because it meant taking out every single stamp, stamp pad, sticker (puffy, scratch and sniff, shiny…), and doily ... Read More »

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family

7 Reasons to Attend an Auto Show as a Family
January 26, 2015 8 Comments »

I happen to love a good auto show. Gorgeous glossy cars as far as the eye can see combined with the intoxicating scent of leather makes me downright giddy as I hop from car to car, dreaming about what my ... Read More »