Grasshopper and Sensei did a five week service trip through her YMCA sleepaway camp to Australia. It was a trip of a lifetime with about a dozen kids both boys and girls and two counselors! The International Camper Exchange Program (ICEP) goes to more than a dozen countries and anyone who has done sleepaway camp through the YMCA can apply, though the application process is rigorous and a lot like applying to college.
My son saw this video on The Kid Should See It and wanted to build a 3D Hologram Projector.
It looks simple enough and it certainly caught my 10-year-old son’s attention. The materials are easy to come by too. You just need:
- CD Case that you can cut up
- X-Acto Blade
- A cutting board or something to cut on
- clear tape
I have two teen girls and have seen first-hand how they cope with beauty anxiety. My oldest, Grasshopper and Sensei, refuses to play the beauty game. It took me years to get her to willingly shop for clothes so that she wouldn’t look like a slob. She still is not one for make up or personal grooming beyond running a brush through her long hair.
Are you like me in that you get in a habit of buying certain products like toilet paper and paper towels that you just stick with? Would you be willing to try something else? What would it take?
Would you consider trying a new paper towel? What would it take? Read more…
My son and I have been enjoying The Kid Should See This curated videos. We picked out four of our favorites after watching several dozen.
What do we have today?
- Bach played like you’ve never heard it — by whacking plastic tubes
- The Guinness World Record for the largest popsicle stick chain reaction
- Freeline skate tricks on the streets of Taipei
- A car built of legos that runs on air? Is that possible? Yes!
We hope you enjoy them too!
Whacking plastic tubes has never sounded better! Read more…
Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you might not realize that you have access to something new at Amazon called Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos. Amazon Cloud Drive provides unlimited photo storage plus 5 GB of additional storage space for videos, movies, music, and files.
Grasshopper and Sensei is the libero for her high school JV volleyball team.
If you are like me, you are running out of storage space on your hard disk and your iPhone and yet, you want and need to save your videos and photos which make up the majority of your data. Amazon Cloud Drive is a great solution for storing your digital memories because …
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My girls and I went to Italy and San Marino last summer on a whirlwind tour of Como, Milan, Rimini, Florence, Venice, Pisa and Montecantini over ten days so that PickyKidPix could play soccer against Italian girls’ teams. It was an interesting cultural experience as soccer is very popular for boys in Italy but not as much for girls. The Italian girls tended to be very technical players but they didn’t have the same fitness regime that we seem to do in the United States.
Leaning Tower of Pisa with PickyKidPix’s soccer team on the 4th of July. Read more…
Nothing Brings the Family Together Like a Sunday Night Football TV Room Tailgate Party
Sunday nights are great family nights. For most of us, the weekend days are spent taxiing our kids to their various sporting activities; or tragically, doing chores and other things we don’t have time to tackle during the week. Kids spend Friday and Saturday nights with their friends. Hopefully you are squeezing in a date night. But Sunday nights are great for huddling the family around the TV and bonding over some smack-talkin’, bone-crushing, TD dancin’ FOOTBALL! Read more…
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My youngest is in 5th grade this year and his homework is getting more challenging. Usually, I can figure out how to help him but sometimes, I need a little help figuring out his homework too! What to do?
I’d like to tell you about Homework Help Desk, a new website that’s focused on helping kids with their challenging homework in math, science, English (and parents too!). This website is a project of Get Schooled, a national non-profit founded on the belief that students themselves have the power to improve their future if given the right information and motivation.