We’ve been married 8 years, and it’s finally come to this: A schmoopy slideshow video for posterity. Groan along with us, won’t you?
My family just finished our annual series of holiday science experiments. Watch them! Better yet, duplicate them with your family! The balloon rocket, soda bottle ‘scuba’ diver, and flashlight ‘laser’ target practice are my favorites. In case you’re feeling doubly ambitious, here are eight more festive experiments:
Have you ever made something just because you had the materials for it? Like the time I made pancakes from scratch because I wandered into the pantry and the ingredients practically threw themselves off the shelves at me in their eagerness to be transformed into something greater than parts of a sum? After the moment [...]
WARNING: Don’t watch the following drowse-inducing videos while operating machinery. (This is a case of generally good advice being especially apt in the moment.) Once upon a time, there was a really high-strung person in the world. Sleepless, edgy, and all a-twitch all the time… Okay, I’m talking about myself. Rather, I would be talking [...]
I think most of our friends have heard that Bart and I want to adopt a child from foster care. We already have one great kid, but we think our little family would be even happier with one more. Because this is important, we’re taking our time with it – getting our apartment ready, getting [...]
This is a FICTIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY of author Wendy Wagner. Basically, I made up a bunch of stories about her past and pretended to be Wendy in an interview situation. With her permission, of course! You can find the real Wendy Wagner at http://winniewoohoo.com and on Twitter http://twitter.com/winnie3k
If you want to play on Planet Playground, there are two rules to remember: #1 Don’t break any laws. #2 Don’t break any BONES! Parkour is our urban family’s favorite outdoor hobby. We’ll climb on and jump off almost anything in our neighborhood! It’s good exercise and for bored kids (and parents) it’s a FAR [...]
In which I fail miserably to talk about family. Good times.
The family that plays together stays together, so I took my five year old ‘free-running’ Sunday, after the Amazing Snail Adventure. His balance and strength have come a long way since he first started leaping off our porch steps and scaring the bejeezus out of me a couple years ago! After our brief bout of [...]