Wow–only two days of school this week. We’re buried again under ice and snow, and with winter illnesses going through the kids and I and no routines to speak of, I really appreciated the things that made me smile this week. Hope they make you smile, too!
This fun video takes origami to another level, and the kids and watched it several times with huge grins on our faces:
Outrageous Acts of Science
Between the sick days and snow days, our screen time has increased. But we’re learning a lot with the show Outrageous Acts of Science on the Science Channel. It takes viral videos off YouTube and explains their scientific merit. We’ve seen some really cool things and some people being complete idiots (which makes for great teachable moments with the kids). As a mom, I love that they have a cadre of international scientists (and lots of women) who explain everything in very easy-to-understand language. Each shares their point of view as an engineer, materials scientist, biologist, astrophysicist, etc. It’s a great combo of entertainment with accessible education.
We received our tax refunds via direct deposit this week–yippee! I’ve used TurboTax online for 8 years now, and even with my multiple side-gigs (blogging, babysitting, mystery shopping, etc.) it’s always easy to use just by filling out the prompts. You may be able to file for FREE if you have a simple tax return (versus the Home + Business version I use), and state returns cost extra (but check my Free State Tax Filing post for yours).
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