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Did you know?

This is a great one for kids.

Do you know that on this day in history:

3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.

1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

1968 – The last steam hauled train runs on British railways

Famous People Born Today:

1467 – Mary of York (d. 1482)

1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor

Famous People who Died Today:

353 – Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)

449 – Archbishop Flavian of Constantinople

1596 – Hamnet Shakespeare, English son of William Shakespeare (b. 1585)

1919 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, founded Carnegie Steel Company and Carnegie Hall (b. 1835)

1939 – Jean Bugatti, Italian automobile designer and engineer (b. 1909)

This is just a short bit if your interested in reading more click here!

Personally I’m horrible at dates but these are some great conversation starters to help children learn about history!

3 Fun things to do with Kids!

Volunteer.

Run through the sprinklers–this never gets old! Or participate in the fun celebration of Slip-n-Slide!

Think about what you want to be when you grow up and find out what type of education is required. Go online and determine the demand for the field and the starting salary. Some adults do what they love regardless of the compensation, others go into a field because of the pay.

Weekly Writing idea for kids

I will be sharing one weekly writing idea for kids each week for the summer. Let them write whatever form they like (or you choose). Then you can send it in the mail, put them in a binder to save, or whatever else you come up with.

This weeks idea: Do you get to stay up late during the summer? What do you do with the extra time?
Or: Have you ever gone to a summer camp? What was it like? If you haven’t been to a summer camp, write a fictional story about your ideal experience.

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Woolzies Review

I keep trying to save money on the laundry.  I hang it outside when I can, or use the rack in the house.  With cloth diapers I do laundry almost every day.  So when I saw Woolzies would cut my dryer time by 25%, was all natural, chemical free, Eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, softened naturally, reduced cling, and was safe for people with wool sensitivities, I had to sign up! Read more [+]

Happy Wiggle Your Toes Day!!

Today would be a great day for you and the kids to wiggle your toes, in the water, air, grass, sand…

Did you know some people have toes that are partially joined together (Webbed toes)

Bulu Box Review

Opening the Bulu box I immediately saw information on all the products within! There’s even a My sample Journal Card that lists everything included and asks how you felt before and after. On the other side of the card is the price to buy the item and how much of it you get. Read more [+]

Power Outage

Oh the joy’s of trying to put a child to bed without power. There is no Pandora to sing him songs, no Youtube to play him Winnie the Pooh, no cable, no lights to see where you are walking. Read more [+]