Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip

My 10-year-old daughter recently enjoyed a home school field trip to the NOAA Weather Station in Guam.  Since we moved to Guam, she has been attending a distance education program through Laurel Springs School. Her Laurel Springs teacher allowed her to substitute part of her science assignment for the week with a written summary of her experiences. … More Weather Balloon Launch Field Trip

Growing a Pineapple

We recently grew our first pineapple using the top of an ordinary pineapple we bought at the grocery store.  This is a simple process anyone can do, and it’s a great project for kids.  We simply cut off the top, ate the rest of the pineapple, and stuck the top in soil in a large … More Growing a Pineapple

Osaka, Japan with Kids: Universal Studios Japan

My 10-year-old daughter has been reading the Harry Potter book series, and as a special Mommy-Daughter trip last week, we went to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, so we could go to Harry Potter World.  Our hotel concierge helped us buy admission tickets and express passes to Universal Studios in advance, which was a huge help, since they sell out of express passes … More Osaka, Japan with Kids: Universal Studios Japan