The butterfly experiment

This summer, I did something I never thought I'd do: I invited five live, wiggly insects into my house, cared for them, and treated them like treasured members of the family. Somewhere in another life, the old, pre-kid me was screaming in horror the entire time. The things we do for our little ones! But in all seriousness, the butterfly experiment - having caterpillars arrive on the doorstep and nurturing them as they turn into chrysalids and then ultimately hatch as newborn butterflies - … [Read more...]

COSI is big fun for little ones

Did you know Columbus is home to the #1 children's science center in the country according to Parents magazine? On Saturday, Zoe and I were lucky to be invited to a wonderful event for parent bloggers and kids at COSI. Zoe got to spend time exploring littlekidspace, and then we attended a Workshop Sampler that was like a "best of COSI" smorgasborg of fun. Soon after Zoe was born I learned about the toddler haven that is littlekidspace: an entire area dedicated to the four and under set. … [Read more...]