Breakfast Fruit Salad

Cooking with Kids: Breakfast Fruit Salad

One of the summer breakfasts that my kids love is my fruit salad, although it can be eaten all year round.  And  kids can make this salad, with very little supervision!!!  I like recipes that kids make because when they  participate in making it, they will usually eat it. First chop some strawberries.  In a…


Paper Architecture

Kids who love origami or architecture will love The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures!   I bought The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures for my son several years ago because he likes origami and has an interest in being an architect.   He did many of the designs in this book and enjoyed it….


Cool Kids Summer Camps around Newport News, VA

Here is my list of 2013 summer camps for Newport News, VA.   I have heard good things about them all, but the ones I expand on are ones I have personal experience with. Camp Invention (at Christopher Newport University) –  My kids have attended this camp for the last 7 years and have loved it. …

Extra Help with Math and other STEM Subjects

Is your child having difficulty with a particular math subject at school?  Are you taking a college calculus course and could use some extra explanation of a topic?  Does your child or you need help in other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)  subjects?    Check out Khan Academy.   Browse their wonderful math videos, from Singapore Math…


Sewing Kit For Kids

A year and a half ago, my daughter (almost 9 now)  said she wanted to learn how to sew.  I thought that a sewing kit and, possibly,  a sewing machine would make a good Christmas gift.  So, I started my research on sewing machines (a post soon to come)  and sewing kits for kids.   I…


Sewing Books For Kids

I purchased several of the following sewing books for kids when I was creating a sewing kit for my daughter at Christmas.  I looked through the projects in the books to figure the initial supplies to put into the sewing kit.    Other books I have added since.   I love all these books.  They have wonderful…