About a year ago I made some homemade valentines cards for my youngest son to give out to his class at preschool. We made valentine’s cards that included a small baking soda heart glued on, and made them a few days in advance, just to make sure they had time […]

Fizzy Homemade Valentines Cards


My family started our homeschooling story last week. We met our co-op group, enjoying being with families again, each of my boys finding new friendships. I’m so glad we started homeschooling with a group of others who know so much more about homeschooling than I do. My fellow homeschooling moms […]

Simple Ideas to teach Atomic Number


One of the areas I struggled with in college was circuits. It was all very confusing talk about voltage, current, resistors, power, and all the other electrical terms. The mystery behind circuits continued in my career, until I met an electrical engineer who was able to equate electrical circuits to […]

Christmas STEM Project for Middle School



Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to an inspirational young lady I recently met, Emily Bayuk. I was initially introduced to her through her circuits book ,”The Fundamentals of Circuits Made Easy“. In college I really struggled to understand circuits, and wish Emily’s book had been available back […]

The Best Circuits Book for Understanding Electrical Circuits!


The boys and I have experimented with crystals a lot over the past year. We love watching as the crystals grow like magic. Growing crystals is a perfect science experiment for my oldest, since he is learning about mixtures and solutions at school. In an earlier experiment, we learned Borax […]

Fall Borax Crystal Science Project


Fall is finally here, and the boys and I wanted to start decorating for Halloween and fall. While we could do the traditional carving of a pumpkin, I’m fairly certain knives and kids are not a good idea. Also, I had an unfortunate pumpkin carving incident in middle school, so […]

Melted Crayon Pumpkin STEAM Activity



My middles son is in first grade, and they are starting to learn to skip count. Being a visual and tactile learner, my son needs a different way to practice both counting by ones and skip counting. I tried practicing counting by twos verbally, but he really struggled to understand […]

13 Skip Counting Hands-On Activities


As the beginning of the school year is approaching, and many of our children will be learning virtually, and hands-on learning will be at a minimum. STEM activities are a great way for kids to apply many of the concepts they will be learning from school. From problem solving, math […]

12 STEM Subscription Boxes for STEM at Home


We finally jumped on the DisneyPlus bandwagon about a month ago. After watching all my childhood favorites, I finally let the boys start watching some of the other shows. They started by watching every episode of “The Floor is Lava”, then stumbled upon a show that looked really interesting. “Shop […]

STEM Challenge Inspired by”Shop Class”



I received a free trial box from Raddish kids, but the opinions in this post are completely my own. I recently had an opportunity to try out Raddish Kids’ cooking subscription box. Cooking is NOT one of my strengths. I have 5 go-to recipes that I do really well, but […]

Get Kids Cooking with Raddish Kids!