The Adventures of Science Mom: fun with magnets

Came across this cool post when I was seeking to confirm that fishing for dropped batteries behind my washing machine with a magnet was safe (it is). My 5yo and I hadRead More…


Holiday craft: fun easy kid friendly holiday favor

So fast and easy! Here’s the 2-minute how-to.  https://youtu.be/uLqdWXhtezI Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links at the bottom of the page (mobile) or on the right-hand side (desktop).  


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…


Product Review: Sugarbooger Lunch Bag

Check out my video review https://youtu.be/fLnLf6FXih8 You can buy this product here: http://amzn.to/1qHHBck Be sure to “FOLLOW” my blog with the links at the bottom of the page (mobile) or on the right-handRead More…


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…


Great Gift for New Parents

In my opinion, memories are life’s most precious items, and none are more precious than those we create with our children. This lovely little journal, it’s about the size of a 1/4-pieceRead More…


Money Saving Tip: Stock up at Fundraisers

Children’s activities can really add up when you live in a town where the going rate for a 1-hour piano lesson is $60 and a season of soccer can be as muchRead More…


Finding the Joy in Cleaning

Let’s just say that housekeeping is NOT my forte. My house is efficient and well-organized so I never feel as though my less-than-perfect-tidiness is to my detriment, however,  there are always artRead More…


Camping with Kids

I LOVE camping: sleeping outside, eating outside, just being OUTSIDE for an extended period of time is incredibly relaxing for me.  I always say that 24-hours of camping is like 1-week vacationRead More…


California Art Contest for Children

This combines so many of our interests here at Ember living: children, creativity, and outdoor space. This contest is open to children 4 to 18 and is about the value of openRead More…