Five in a Row

Testing the Tongue Mapping Theory

Remember testing the tongue mapping theory in elementary school? We were told that the tongue was divided into different sections. Each section was meant to taste either salty, sour, bitter or sweet. I clearly remember sitting in class, watching the teacher go around the class, dropping a drip of mystery fluid onto each student’s tongue. According […]

Clamoring for Kombucha

The first time I tasted kombucha, I almost spat it across the room.  I know that kombucha is a fermented tea drink, but I honestly didn’t expect it to taste like rotting garbage!  Why on earth were all of my health-nut friends clamoring for kombucha, and I couldn’t stand even the smell of it?! It must […]

I get the whole frugality thing.  I really do.  I love a good deal as much as anybody, but you will never find me clipping coupons.  There are a million reasons why I will never be a Coupon Queen! In order to give you a little perspective, I’m going to give you a little glimpse into […]

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs
Valentine's Day Bath Fizzies

I’ve never gotten too excited about Valentine’s Day.  I think it’s gotten too commercial.  Sure, I appreciate flowers occasionally.  I love a thoughtfully written card and let’s be honest, I’ll never refuse diamonds.  I’ll probably even eat the sub-par chocolate because I have a problem that way.  But what’s the deal with over-priced teddy bears and […]

Learning About Steam Power

We’ve been studying the classic children’s book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel as part of our Five in a Row homeschool curriculum.  This is the story about Mike Mulligan, who along with his beloved steam shovel, Mary Ann, finds himself caught in a changing world.  In fact, the book was written in 1939, around the […]