Best Books: Harry Potter Set

We are a few days late, but we wanted to wish Harry Potter a very happy birthday. What better way to wish him a better birthday than to talk up those amazing books that follow him on his incredible adventure with his two best friends Ron and Hermione?

I discovered the Harry Potter books when I as a teenager. I was a senior in high school, I thought, these books are for kids. I was so wrong. A friend of my mother’s bought me the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for Christmas because she knew I loved to read and had heard the books were really popular. I smiled graciously and accepted the sweet gift. Little did I know that she had just purchased me a book that would truly make me feel every emotion, and take me on an adventure that lasted nearly 20 years for me.

Now as a mom of a new reader I take great joy in sharing my Harry Potter collection. However, I want my kids to have something of their own. I have begun purchasing the illustrated editions for my younger kiddos, but older kiddos will love this boxed set as well. Both sets are beautiful and will take you on an amazing adventure from beginning to end. We promise!

STEAM Tastes Good: Science Makes Ice-cream

We have been trying to do learning activities all summer long. I try to incorporate fun activities with learning components that will engage the kids’ minds but also let them be little and have fun. This week I found this fun (and tasty) activity.

When I was a kid I remember helping my mother make ice-cream and make butter as fun little at-home science experiments. I had not even thought to do it at home with my kids until i came across this post at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

This activity is actually the greatest science experiment for summer. The Science Behind Ice Cream in a Bag is that the salt lowers the melting point of the ice. This is why we add salt to roads in the winter. When you shake and move the bag it causes the salt and ice to react creating ice-cream!  Check out Growing a Jeweled Rose for the fun tutorial and recipe. Then try it at home and see just how sweet science actually tastes!

Back-to-School Sale!!

School is coming!!

Parents everywhere can be heard shouting for joy. I’m just over here thinking, I have to do back-to-school shopping? When you have kids there are certain things you have to do — back-to-school shopping is one of them. Every year the list gets longer. Every year the kids get bigger. So every year it costs more money.

This year with so many in school it feels like the money is just falling out of our pockets. This year I am prepared though. I am SALE shopping. It also just so happens that The Boy’s Store is having a back-to-school sale — how convenient. I can get items I know will last, are made of high quality, are stylish, and will not break the bank.

Right now at The Boy’s Store, you can get 35% off with the special back-to-school sale code — BTS2018 — remember all promo codes are case-sensitive so be sure to type them in exactly or copy and paste.

Get items like this Wes and Willy shirt, Boys Carnivore Shirt by Wes and Willy, for only $16 after you apply the back-to-school code! Or this Boys’ Burnout Hoodie by La Miniatura for $14. Hurry in for incredible back-to-school sale deals now!

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