STEM: Soda Bottle Green House

STEM: Soda Bottle Green House

Here’s a great STEM experiment you can make with your kids–a Soda Bottle Green House! Yes, you can put an entire ECOSYSTEM in a soda bottle and watch it grow! How cool is that? This post was made possible by my pals at Monsanto, who’ve put together these awesome Science Camp kits for bloggers! Everything…Continue Reading

Land that Helicopter, Mom. Filip is Here.

Land that Helicopter, Mom. Filip is Here.

Helicopter moms rejoice! Now you can stop hovering so much and join the ranks of “free range kids”…with a little backup from FiLIP! It’s a simple “smart watch” that your kid can wear and use to stay in touch with Mom and four more trusted contacts.  FYI: This review was made possible by AT&T, who loaned us…Continue Reading

3 Steps to the Perfect Mommy Staycation

3 Steps to the Perfect Mommy Staycation

Everyone loves a perfect summer vacation! Kids are off school, grown-ups can leave the office behind and everyone frolics in the sun for a while…but wait. There’s a catch.  There’s always a catch, isn’t there? See, mom is still on duty. She’s always on duty.  If you’re ready to take a real MOM vacation, away…Continue Reading

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

It’s officially back to school time in St. Louis and the big TAX FREE weekend sale starts Friday. All over town, stores are trying to get you excited about Missouri’s tax holiday and get you into to the store this weekend to buy your kid’s supplies….like I need a reminder that school is starting next week.…Continue Reading

What Should Women Really Look Like on Video Games?

What Should Women Really Look Like on Video Games?

There’s been some buzz recently about a little silly Photoshoping that Bulimia.com did to famous women from video games. They made them fat, because, duh, real American women are fat. So our video heroes ought to be fat too. Or something like that. No, seriously. Look what they did to my favorite lady hero, Lara Croft from Tomb…Continue Reading

Dragon Days of Summer

Dragon Days of Summer

It’s the Dragon Days of Summer around our house! July has been hotter than Hookfang’s fiery breath–so it’s been pretty nice going to the pool and then hanging out with Hiccup and Toothless! (And Hookfang, of course.) We’ve been big fans of Dragons ever since Ryan read How to Train Your Dragon way back in…Continue Reading

Merry Minecraft in July

Merry Minecraft in July

Do you like to celebrate “Christmas in July?” It kinda makes sense to craft a few ornaments in the summer when the kids are bored…rather than in the winter when you’re frantically rushing from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas! Don’t cha think? Merry Minecraft These Minecraft ornaments were a big hit last Christmas–and will still be popular…Continue Reading