02Jul/16

Fourth of July: Pie, Pool Toys and the Pursuit of Happiness

This post is the epitome of Ember Living: a bit of food, a bit of fun and a bit of thoughtfulness! Become an Ember Living VIP for FREE for a limited time:Read More…

07Jun/16

Interview with Sheryl Roush, Professional Speaker

I love being an active member of Toastmasters International. If you are looking for a great way to grow as a person or as a professional, Toastmasters can help you with eitherRead More…

25May/16

Homeschool Summer Plan

For the record, I’m not a “traditional” homeschooler. I don’t prepare lesson plans, and I don’t homeschool alone. My version of homeschooling functions like a coop, where a group of families getRead More…

13Apr/16

The Adventures of Science Mom: Raising Silkworms

It’s SPRING and in our house that means it is SILKWORM time. There is still time for you and your family to embark on this fun adventure for less than $10 (that includes shipping!) #EmberLiving

06Apr/16

PUSH with Chalene Johnson

@ChaleneJohnson free course on goal mastery 30DayPush.com is a gold mine of new ideas. SHE’S RELATE-ABLE AND ORIGINAL! I’ve read, watched and listened to a lot of experts in the fields ofRead More…

29Feb/16

Read!!!

In the spirit of REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE, I always try to buy used items first. And between EBAY and Amazon Marketplace this is incredibly easy.  Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog withRead More…

19Feb/16

The Zika virus is not causing birth defects (but I know what is)

This is some very compelling information about the current concern surrounding Zika virus. Information is power. Thanks Marianna for sharing.

10Jan/16

Video: Why I want you to be a spark in the world!

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25Nov/15

The Adventures of Science Mom: Volcanoes

I am a big believer in paying attention to what your child expresses interest in and then teaching him or her around that concept in as many ways as possible. Over theRead More…

11Nov/15

Rethinking School

I distinctly remember the first time I thought our educational system was broken: it was when I was a student teaching assistant at USC. I was 18 or 19 the first timeRead More…