summer

Snow Blindness?!

Snow Blindness?!

The solar eclipse has brought some serious awareness to eye care.  We all know that summer means sunglasses but what about winter?  According to top docs, snow blindness is a real thing! So how does this happen? Photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis, is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes to ultraviolet(…)

Let’s Make Messy Mixtures this Summer!!

Let’s Make Messy Mixtures this Summer!!

Summer vacation is right around the corner and it will only take days before some parents start hearing, “I’m bored!” Mix is up this summer with Crazy Concoctions:  A Mad Scientist’s Guide to Messy Mixtures.  It’s Madness!!! And wicked cool. Making a mess is generally frowned upon, but if you are learning important scientific principles(…)

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Stop Summer Slide! Stay Summer Smart!

Having the summer off is an American tradition. But research shows this break from the classroom results in some major setbacks in school, typically referred to as “Summer slide.” With this challenge in mind, the team behind Brain Quest, set out to provide parents and caregivers with a fresh approach to addressing the problem. The(…)

Grandparents Michigan Style

Grandparents Michigan Style

Summer means more time with the kids and more than likely a road trip or two.  Don’t forget to include the grandparents in your planning or better yet, let the kids head out on a trip with the grandparents.  This book is a great planning tool for parents and grandparents alike but it’s written with(…)

You Need a Giant White Swan for the Pool

You Need a Giant White Swan for the Pool

Most pools I know in my area of Ohio open this weekend for Memorial Day which means it’s time for fun pool toys and floats. This year, the breakaway for my family is the Giant White Swan Pool Float from BigMouth Inc. I’ve seen the large floats before and one of our friends has a(…)

Summer Toys:  Quack Stack from Fat Brain Toys

Summer Toys: Quack Stack from Fat Brain Toys

Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time to start thinking about Summer and that means lots of outdoor play and time with the family. Over the next 6 weeks we will be featuring our favorite summer time toys and picks for the season at hand. Today, we are taking a look at Quack Stack(…)