Book lovers, you will love this week’s Kickstartable. Did you know that that the house where Little Women was set was a real home? And that it still exists? And that you can visit? I was able to ask Jan Turnquist, the executive director of Orchard House some questions about this week’s project: Orchard House – Home of Little Women: Documentary.
This week’s Kickstartable spoke to me on many levels. The #STEMPrincesses2 Book Project flies in the face of ridiculous political ads featuring giggling women shopping for a political candidate at a dress shop (say what?). It flies in the face of the ridiculous tshirts that say, “I only date superheroes.” It features girls in a variety of careers and exploring a variety of interests in STEM fields. Yes, that’s right. Girl scientists and mathematicians and engineers — just imagine. Continue reading Kickstartable: #STEMPrincesses Book Project
When this Kickstarter project was brought to my attention, I knew it was time to bring back the Kickstartable series. Here’s my interview with the team working on The People’s Girls, two brave women who are speaking out about a very important topic. Continue reading Kickstartable: The People’s Girls
Sumertime equals reading time at my house. The children are reading for the summer program at our local library as well as keeping track of their time spent reading for school. I try to spend at least a half hour a day reading myself, and on pool days or road trip days, I log more time. Continue reading We Try It: Free Books on E-Readers
Has Kickstarter jumped the shark? It seems like there are some projects, currently, that aren’t for art or invention or the greater good. I’m not here to talk about those today. Instead, I’m here to bring your attention to a project that is going to create a documentary that will take people inside the heart of Jordan and the Syrian refugee crisis. Continue reading Kickstartable: After Spring Documentary
Earlier this month, my family and I took a short road trip and visited the what’s credited as the world’s first theme park. No, we didn’t go to Disneyland or Coney Island, or a Six Flags location. We traveled to Santa Claus, Indiana, and visited Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. Continue reading Checking Out Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari
It happens every year like clockwork. Every June, we get invaded with ants. I’m sure it has to do with the weather, and the fact that the children home for the summer provide more than ample meals for our six-legged friends. Continue reading We Try It: Homemade Ant Killer
Ah… it’s June, the weather is warm and the living is easy. It’s Friday afternoon, and the dreams of the weekend loom large… except when they don’t. What happens when your summer wallet doesn’t match your summer dreams? Continue reading Summer in Your Own Backyard