Every year, I'm puzzled and annoyed by the near-grown "children" who show up on Halloween. I think some of these teenagers just race around the neighborhood, doing as many laps as they can, filling up their pillowcases with candy meant for the younger kids. So if you're wondering whether you or someone you know is [...]
My daughter saw this solar robot kit in our Hearthsong catalog, and she is hoping Santa will bring it for Christmas. Ever since she saw the movie Wall-E, she's wanted her own robot! This one is a solar powered robot that can be configured into 14 different shapes. It includes parts that allow it to [...]
I've been infected! I'm obsessed with "The Walking Dead," the zombie apocalypse television series on AMC. The show has just entered its fourth season, and I've found a scholarly extension to enhance my zom-pocalypse enjoyment and expertise. I'm taking the online course called, "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead," via the Canvas [...]
Hello, friends! Recently, I threw a Minecraft birthday party for my son, featuring dirt and grass blocks made from crispy cereal. Here is the recipe for those treats, which were delicious, and which scored highly on the Minecraft cred scale with the kids. Enjoy! 1/2 stick margarine Large box of chocolate Rice Krispies or Cocoa [...]
My middle son just turned twelve, and we had a Minecraft birthday party for him. He chose the theme, and set up the LAN game for his friends. My part in the celebration was to provide Minecraft decorations and treats. Challenge accepted! First of all, let me admit that I'm not a super-crafty "Pinterest" mom [...]
I've been using iGoogle as my browser start page for years. It's not that I love Google. Rather, I have something of a love/hate relationship with Google. But iGoogle has served me well as a starting point for my browser activities. I like the combination of widgets, which allow me to see my mail, news [...]
To help me relax and sleep better, I've tried a few relaxation apps on my iPhone. The one I'm reviewing today is called, "Stress Free," by Andrew Johnson.