Do you have a daughter who loves to build with blocks - but find yourself frustrated because there aren't a ton of girl-focused construction sets available? That's why moms everywhere are talking about GoldieBlox, designed by a female engineer who wanted to create a construction toy for little girls with the purpose of exposing them to the world of engineering. GoldieBlox comes … [Read more...] about GoldieBlox Construction Set
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For the last 12 months, I have been practicing one of the most glorious sentences in the English language: "I have a cabin on a lake." I’ve only said it out loud about a dozen times. Mostly I say it to myself. Two years ago, my mother died of cancer in my DC home on a sunny April morning. I drifted into shock and sadness. My grief reached an irrational peak the day … [Read more...] about Construction Karma
When the time comes to jazz up the kitchen with a new look or do solar and energy conservation installations, the homeowner who understands bid language is better equipped to choose a contractor. For instance, when comparing the time charges on competing bids, the difference between the higher- and lower-priced bids might be the inclusion of time for extra items that could make … [Read more...] about What Is the Meaning of Time & Materials Estimates in Construction Bids?
If the idea of making construction paper valentines summons up memories of crooked hearts and fingers sticky with paste, you are not alone. Even though cards, stickers and stationery celebrating Valentine's Day flood the market, nothing beats a classic construction paper cut-out valentine. You can make the look your own by adding unique embellishments.Making Heartfelt CardsStep … [Read more...] about How to Make Construction Paper Valentines
April has arrived which means it’s time to pull out the food coloring, jelly beans and – of course– Easter baskets. If you’re looking to include gifts that will help your children learn while playing, here are three Modern Mom-approved recommendations. Stella and the Dinos…Alive in Space! This is the story of a little science-loving dino named Stella who saves all of … [Read more...] about STEM-related Toys to Include in Your Child’s Easter Basket This Year