Category Archives: winter

Awesome nature-based science fair projects for kids

Seagull wings

We just wrangled another science fair in our house. These are voluntary affairs at the elementary level in our district and prepping for one is an exhausting family ritual. I’m gratified that our kids usually want to do them, but adding a project to our busy evening agendas can get a bit stressful. In addition, […]

Having trouble dressing for winter? Here are some tricks for this weird year.


We’re in the middle of another weird winter in my area of the state. First it’s below zero, then it’s 40 and raining, then it’s an ice storm. We’ve had essentially no snow and the ice has been hit or miss. We can’t figure out what to do with ourselves and, especially, what to wear. […]