Monthly Archives: November 2012

Living History at the Texas Renaissance Festival

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Whether it’s the costumes, or the demonstrations, or just the atmosphere, there’s something about living history that appeals and opens the mind. And the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX does not disappoint as a living history experience. When Kgirl …

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Creating and Embracing Learning Experiences

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One of the things that I love about the Montessori approach to education is that it focuses and embraces the experiences children have and acknowledges how much learning happens naturally in the process of experiencing the world. Marie Montessori, of …

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National Chemistry Week – Hands-On Chemistry at Texas A&M

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Mixing things together, explosions, expanding polymers, gooey substances are all stuff my kids adore about science. So, this year for National Chemistry Week, the girls and I followed the lure of an day of chemistry fun and headed up to …

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My Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

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Now that the weather has finally cooled down here in Houston, the kids’ favorite afternoon treat is hot cocoa. It’s perfect for a cool afternoon or to warm up after playing outside in the mud or the rain. J, in …

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