We spend a lot of time in our homes, especially during the winter months. Although few of us really suffer from "sick building syndrome" in our dwellings, a few houseplants can boost air quality, add visual interest to decor and bring the outdoors inside. Additionally, little people often enjoy caring for plants which easily turns into a teaching opportunity for you.
I am a bit of a self proclaimed space geek. I went to Space Camp in high school and our family has a pretty big telescope. Educating our son about space was a subject that I knew I wanted to start early on but I had a hard time finding activities for young kids. I’ve connected with my local planetarium guide, Katy, for some tips and ideas for solar system education - and I can offer a few of my own as well to help spark some interest and enthusiasm for learning about our solar system.
Family exercise is an important part of childhood: teaching your little ones healthy habits early.
Whether you are an entry level Padawan learner Star Wars fan or a seasoned Jedi Master sitting on the Jedi Council, there are lots of easy last minute ways to celebrate May 4th - Star Wars Day. (Get it? May the FOURTH... be with you!)
You can catch the bus downtown, take your bike to the bank, or walk to a friend’s house. There are times and places, however, where you really just need to be in your car. It’s hard to bring your cat to the vet on a bike or your kids to school, along with their science experiments, on the bus. So if you’re in a vehicle, make the most of it and start hypermiling!