Just for Fun

How to Host a Math Birthday Party

 on June 9, 2015

Ah, the perfect birthday party.

Let's face it, we've all been there, striving for party perfection, as if Martha herself may walk through the door at any moment!

The perfect decor, carefully planned color scheme, coordinating balloons,  Aunt Rosie's vintage table cloth.  

Back to School:10 Homemade Lunch Ideas

 on July 20, 2015

The signs are everywhere, pointing to one outcome that none of us can deny.

Back to school (insert frown face)!!!!

No more cute patio furniture lining the isle of the store. They have been replaced with school supply lists, backpacks, pencils and erasers.

That means it's also time to pack lunches... 

Inside Out

 on June 25, 2015

If you only take your kids to one movie this summer, make it Inside Out! Pixar Films has a long list of blockbusters, but Inside Out is in a league of it's own.

5 of Our Favorite 4th of July Math Kabobs

 on June 18, 2015

Using summer fun for  learning can be as simple as these yummy festive kabobs.

Have your kids practice counting, patterns, arrays and so much more with these hands on kabob recipes for the 4th of July.

Berry Kabobs from Family Circle

Thread 4 blueberries, 2 mini-marshmallows and 2 raspberries on each of five 10-inch wooden sticks.

Cool Math Videos to Watch This Summer

 on June 17, 2015

Summer is upon us and those HOT summer days can get long! 

When your kiddos are overwhelmed and exhausted from the heat,

 needing some inside air conditioning reprieve, send them over to these fun math videos.

7 of Our Favorite " Avoid the Summer Slide" Activities

 on May 31, 2015

It's here! It's finally here! 

The world's longest month--MAY-- is finally over! 

Time for long summer nights, BBQ'S on the patio, camping in the mountains, and iced tea by the pool!

Then, I remember: This is when my kids brains turn to mush, they forget what math and reading are and their little brains wither away. 

Well, ok....not really!  That could be a slight exaggeration!  

McFarland USA Movie Review

 on May 28, 2015

If you have not yet seen McFarland, USA, you  simply MUST!

Disney's latest flick is a true story drama, starring Kevin Costner, Carlos Chalabi and Maria Bello.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

 on May 26, 2015

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a fantastic story to read with your whole family this summer! We read this book in the car on a road trip this weekend and it kept all three of my kids ages 8-17 listening! 


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