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Homeschooling with STEAM

Homeschooling with STEAM

Doresa homeschools her three children (an 8 year old son in third grade and 6 year old boy/girl twins in first grade) in the Greater Huntsville area. They cover the fundamentals (reading, arithmetic, writing) in the morning, but when afternoon rolls around, things get really interesting. Theirs is a STEAM-based homeschool encompassing science, technology, engineering,(…)

The Midlife Crisis Strikes!

The Midlife Crisis Strikes!

At 6:42 this morning, I turned 43 years old. I don’t think 43 is supposed to be a significant birthday. It’s just one of those in-the-middle ones. It is pretty solidly “middle age,” though, I think. Once upon a time I teased people who were, say, 56 and claiming “middle age.” “Only if you live(…)

2014 Farmer’s Market Season Opens This Weekend

2014 Farmer’s Market Season Opens This Weekend

The doldrums of winter are pretty much behind us and the clear days of Spring mean the return of  produce season in Alabama! Area farmer’s markets are getting ready to welcome hungry families all over Huntsville & Madison County, and the first weekly one of the season opens this Saturday in Madison. To celebrate, Rocket(…)

Hampton Cove Preschool

Hampton Cove Preschool

We’ve been featuring local private & independent schools through our School Spotlight series for over a year now, but this is our first Preschool Edition! We hope to expand this series to include more state-licensed preschools in Huntsville and Madison County, and are excited to grow our education coverage to include more options for local students & their parents. Find out more about the new Hampton Cove Preschool via our Q&A with Melissa Chatagnier Isaac, Owner & Principal of the school.

Putting the Art Into STEM

Putting the Art Into STEM

Walk across a large pool of Oobleck. Battle futuristic space aliens using catapults. Make art using a robotic paintball gun. Create your own piezo-based amplified instruments. View physics in action through slow-motion videography. See an in-progress, full-scale reproduction of the Millenium Falcon created using a CNC machine. If any of this sounds as awesome to(…)

Affordable Recycled Craft Ideas

Affordable Recycled Craft Ideas

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, what better time to celebrate with some fun recycled craft ideas? I love shopping for craft supplies, but I’m also a firm believer in using what you have on hand, especially when it comes to kids – because let’s be honest, they don’t typically care how much(…)

Tornado Safety for Families

Tornado Safety for Families

It’s April, and if you’ve lived in Madison County for any amount of time your “Tornado Spidey Sense” might be tingling right about now. Huntsville has a long history of weathering these storms, and there’s a big reason we’re #2 on The Weather Channel’s “Top 10 Tornado Cities” list. If you’re a parent, Tornado Season(…)

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