Risky Reads: The Bonfire Edition

Boys watching bonfire

Mike built us a new fire pit last month, so of course we had to break it in right away and make sure it worked. We had a bench the previous owners left behind that was falling apart, so into the fire pit it went! Another neighbor brought over a dilapidated chair. Needless to say, the kids were fascinated! Here’s to many more evenings spent in the company of good friends sitting by a summer fire.

When I’m not burning things, I’m reading some really cool stuff on the web. Here are a few things I found that you may enjoy:

” If you can’t afford to risk anything less than perfection at the age of 15, then for heaven’s sake, when is going to be the right time?” What our quest for steering kids to be the best from an early age is doing to their desire to takes risks in the fabulous article “Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Fail.”

I’m terribly guilty of doing the exact opposite. But we must remember there is undeniable power in doing nothing.

I am SO excited to be able to see this exhibit in person!

These photos of the magical world of snails are crazy cool! The kids will love them.

Just in case you’re not the master of building fires like I am (much to the chagrin of my husband!), here’s a handy guide for how to get those fires burning.

Over at Bedtime Math they have a fun new road trip printable. This past month our wacky math adventures included counting tree rings, flipping coins, and making a hummingbird feeder.

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