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Clear Out Those T-Shirt Drawers with Some Easy Summer Projects

Clear Out Those T-Shirt Drawers with Some Easy Summer Projects

Reading Time: 4 minutes These three kid friendly projects can help beat the summer afternoon boredom, while upcycling old t-shirts. Each summer we clean out the closets and drawer to give away everything outgrown, worn-out or otherwise forgotten. The majority of clothes we’ve accumulated over the years are t-shirts. T-shirts flow into our home as… Read More

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

Reading Time: 3 minutes Empty outrage. Image: Pixabay Whenever a celebrity death happens, the cause of death spurs outrage, anger, and sadness. It brings people to the table for however long that celebrity’s name stays trending on social media. Once that name falls off, people get upset over the next trending topic and forget all… Read More

Geek Links: The American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Geek Links: The American Library Association Youth Media Awards

Reading Time: 1 minute Geek Links are cool stories that we’ve found elsewhere on the internet that we think our readers will love, too. Click through to read: The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this morning! This includes the Newbery, Caldecott, and a variety of less-famous but equally awesome awards for American children’s and… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

In Search of Einstein? Head to Princeton

In Search of Einstein? Head to Princeton

Pi Day is a big deal in Princeton, NJ. The town hosts an annual weekend-long extravaganza featuring pi recitation competitions, Albert Einstein look-alike contests, a slew of running, biking, and walking events, and even a pi-rade. Unfortunately, this year’s event was held March 12-13 and my daughter is a purist. So, we made our pilgrimage on that frigid, rainy Monday instead. Read More

How to Get Away with Clutter

How to Get Away with Clutter

Some people are meticulously orderly. Others not so much. I don’t know if it’s coded in the DNA or conditioned, but I’m the product of one of each type. Which, I must say, can be challenging (often more so for my more organizationally inclined husband). And which, sadly, condemns my children to a similar fate of clutterness.
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It’s Time to Celebrate Pi Day

It’s Time to Celebrate Pi Day

Can you imagine a  better way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon, the one just before Pi day, than by going to a Pi day celebration at your local university? Well, my eleven-year-old and nine-year-old sons agreed with me that they simply could not, so they donned their Pi Day t-shirts, hopped in the momivan,… Read More