The Fishing Cat

At a local koi pond, the resident cat was trying to tell us something…  


Felty Campfire and Marshmallows

My kiddos love having a fire, and that occasional treat: roasting marshmallows. Everything about a campfire appeals to them: the outdoors, the mystery of the fire, experimenting to see what … Continue Reading →


Felty Fishing Game

Inside each fish is a medium sized washer and a little bit of polyfil, so they are not totally flat fish. (Check to make sure your washers are magnetic, some are not). The fish’s eyes are beads, a request from my youngest. He tells me I sew “sad” eyes when I just use thread, so the beads make the fish eyes more bug-eyed and realistic I suppose. Continue Reading →


My Musical Past, Recordings

I will share with you something about me that I often have kept hidden, especially in secular circles. However, it is a large part of who I am and the … Continue Reading →


Modifying our Genes with CRISPR

This is our future. And this video explains how CRISPR will change our world. Do you want to understand it?


Tropical Felted Fruit & Pattern

There was a stretch of time when the rain would not let up. Too much time had passed since we had been to the beach. The kids surprised me with … Continue Reading →


Khan Academy & Duck Duck Moose

The Khan Academy last week announced that they are partnering with a company that makes children’s learning apps. Duck Duck Moose apps will now be available on iTunes and Google … Continue Reading →


Free to Learn

Free to Learn is a gem of a book, with fast and sound arguments to defend a position that stands so starkly opposing the traditional public education system. It has compelled me to seek a vastly different education experience for my children, something that I knew in my heart was best for them, and now I have a more informed opinion on why the alternative really does encourage a lifelong love of learning that is self motivated. Continue Reading →


Sewing Snakes, Kid friendly Craft

When my kids aren’t pretending to be animals, they are often playing with toy versions of their favorite animals. Dinosaurs and snakes are at the top of the list for … Continue Reading →


Fasting – is it worth it?

Before starting my fast, I considered how I might respond. There is the mental challenge and the curiosity about how I will handle it. There is the physical challenge of resisting the body’s screaming urge to eat. And why do this to myself? Well, for science. Or rather, because of science. Continue Reading →