Sunday, June 20, 2010
My son enjoying blowing bubbles for the first time!
Some bubble solution works better than others. Here's the recipe for making great bubbles.
1.Use a container to mix your bubble solution
2. Pour in one part liquid soap
3. Pour in four parts water
4. Pour in about 1/2 teaspoon glycerin per liter of solution. (Food Grade Glycerin is available in drugstores. Glycerol is sweet-tasting and of low toxicity. When diluted with water it is not harmful to consume.)
5. Mix up the solution and Voila!!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
We LOVE books... and we have a lot! A few years ago I started to buy them used for environmental reasons... For the same reasons, I only read magazines and newspapers when going to doctors appointments, which is not very often! But it is good sometimes to remind ourselves how books are made of and where they come from... This morning I read an article by Non Toxic Kids on Top Children's book Publishers using paper linked to deforestation in Indonesia and thought it was worth a blog. I love books AND rainforests, I signed the petition and will keep buying used books ( a major issue with the CPSIA regulations against lead content!). You will find a rainforest safe summer reading list HERE: all books being printed on post-consumer recycled, FSC certified or recycled paper. What is your opinion on the subject? Are e-books the only way?
Saturday, June 5, 2010
"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work." -Patricia Clafford
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We discovered a new neighbor this morning( we moved yesterday upstate New York) and since, I've been gathering information on snakes and particularly Copperhead in the area. According to what I found out, this is a baby Copperhead Snake, (I might be wrong (leave a comment if I am)) it is venomous and right now sleeping on my front porch! With my 2 kids running around, I wanted to get as much information as possible to avoid a painful bite. Do you live in a snake area? What experience or pictures can you share? Did I mention that tomorrow we'll be wearing boots, thick jeans and gloves even if it is 90 degrees?
UPDATE on June 4th: More research and some new names: Corn Snake or Milksnake: I looked at the eyes of the snake and it isn't a Copperhead! They have yellow eyes like this!
photo courtesy of A Mountain Mama
My little snake had eyes like that:
photo courtesy of lilyruby.wordpress.com
Can you feel the relief?