Building confidence and heroes, one cardboard step at a time!
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A little girl with a super powered dream!
When I took my daughter on her first trip to the comic book store, she was blown away. As soon as she walked into Samurai Comics, her eyes grew as wide as saucers, as she scanned the walls and corridors filled with comic books! Those first steps brought her face to face with with a world of wonders, imagination, excitement, and adventure!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This giveaway has been CLOSED! Please check out the stellar space clothes of Baby Teith, and the launching of their kickstarter, featuring astronaut skirts and dragon scale clothes!
My friend Tiffe Fermaint is an award winning runway fashion designer, and she makes the COOLEST clothes ever for kids! She and her husband Keith Walker started their company Baby Teith after their daughter was born, when she was trying to find awesome baby clothes, but was having trouble finding things that fit their tastes. So, Tiffe decided to start making them herself! And what are the tastes she couldn't find clothing to fit for?
|Photo by Joseph Maddon|
Thursday, May 14, 2015
|Candy you make yourself, from Japan!|
Recently, my husband signed me up for a monthly snack box subscription from Japan. Every box contained strange and wonderful delights from shrimp flavored snack chips to cotton candy with pop rocks! One of the most interesting snacks was this Create-Your-Own dolphin candy, which came with ocean character molds, a scenic ocean background, and all of the ingredients and tools we would need to put it together! Essentially, we were given chemistry in a box, and our result would be candy!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monitoring mother's milk through ages and stages!
So of course, once I got settled into life as a parent of a newborn, I immediately started planning a science project...
While I was pregnant, I knew I would want to breastfeed after she was born. I knew that breast milk contains a ton of vital nutrients, and that the composition of the milk changes over time to meet the demands of a growing baby. I wondered... what would my milk look like under the microscope? It would be SO cool to see something that I made to feed my baby, so close like that! Further, I wondered, would I even be able to notice any changes if I looked at it again in the future?
Enter The Liquid Gold Project!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
So, what is the Halle Heart Children's Museum? Well, it's an interactive, hands on museum, dedicated to teaching kids all about the heart, how it works, how it compares to the organs of other animals, and how we can take care of one of our most vital organs!
You'll find 8 huge sections in the museum, where you can explore the anatomy and mechanics of the heart, how exercise affects the heart, the effects of tobacco on the heart, and more! There is also a spacious theater, where you can see movies about how the healthy choices affect heart health, or how to recognize the warning signs of a heart emergency and how to call for help.
If you want to check out the Halle Heart Museum, here's the info!
For the Grand Opening: Friday February 6th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday February 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Regular HoursMonday through Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
$5 for visitors aged 4 and older, free for kids 3 and under. On the days of the Grand Opening, the Halle Heart Museum will be giving FREE admission to those wearing red in recognition of The American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day!
2929 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! CONGRATULATIONS "TICKLE"! PLEASE SEE THE REPLY TO YOUR COMMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS! :)
In celebration of the American Heart Association and the public opening of the Halle Heart Children's Museum, we're hosting a giveway for four general admission tickets to the museum! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, with something you or your kids know about the heart. The winner will be chosen at random by Friday, February 6th, at 12:00 pm. These tickets will be good for any visit, at any time!
Of course, if you want to prepare a human heart lesson ahead of time, you can always check out our model of a heart pump, and anatomical model of the human heart. You can also order a dissection kit from Carolina Biological Supply, and conduct your own heart dissection!
Monday, December 15, 2014
On the 12th Day of Christmas Science, my mommy made with me...
Exploding snowmen and marshmallow peeps!
Exploding snowmen and marshmallow peeps!
For our final project in The Twelve Days of Science, we're taking a look at the science of marshmallows and experimenting with them! We have marshmallow snow people and candy cane peeps and as adorable as these candy critters are, they had better watch out! For we have been concocting some crazy plans of science and these little guys are not long for this world...
Before we get into our science experiments however, we need to take a look at what these marshmallows are made of! Consisting primarily of sugar, water, and gelatinous proteins, the molecular structure of these confectioner's delights is mostly open space. Essentially, marshmallows are made of fluffed up sugar water and held into place with gelatin. This allows them to have their puffy texture, keep a consistent shape, and have that sweet taste that many of us enjoy.