Monday, January 28, 2013

Top 3 Pick-me-Ups 1/28/13

Why "pick-me-ups"? As a Mom, I find that I need a word of encouragement, a new way of looking at a problem, or a new idea to try every once in a while. I'm glad to share with you 3 of the websites or blog posts that have helped me in some way---I hope it will be a blessing for you, too!  Keep an eye out for these each Monday  :-)

We've been learning about the creation of the world with the two younger children this month. I started looking at some photos of the Milky Way galaxy online and came across a few fun things that I shared with all the kids, so it's perfect to pass on  to you for this week's Top 3!

1. Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day archive has some breathtaking images to view online. You won't want to miss Yosemite Winter Night.

2.  YouTube's Scientific American Space Lab show is pretty cool. (Parents, some episodes may not kid-friendly. Discretion recommended.)

The Solar System Song (visit the blog to see the video)


the Planets Song (visit the blog to see the video)

3. We are so going to listen to this before bed!!

The Astronomy for Kids Podcast

Neat website with the basics of the Solar System, plus cool graphics at

4. One more, just for kicks. This mobile would be easy to make using simple materials.


Other Top 3 Pick-me-Ups in this series: 
3/11/13: Cub scouts
3/04/13: Relationships
2/25/13: Encouragement for Mom's & Hair Caddy
2/18/13: Emergency Preparedness
2/11/13: A little humor goes a long way
2/04/13: Valentine's Day
1/28/13: Astronomy for Kids
1/21/13: Motherhood isn't for Wimps & One in a Million kids
1/14/13: Human body for Kids
1/07/13: A New Year


  1. Replies
    1. Must be tough to be a demoted planet ;-)

  2. There is so much available for kids via the Internet these days it makes homeschooling so much easier!

    Have you looked at the science songs, videos, and games at

    It's a neat site, and free.


    1. Thanks for sharing, Jackie! I know I have seen the site before, but I am sure my kids like visiting it again. Isn't it great how many free, fun, clean things there are to do online? I am so glad you stopped by. Hope you have a nice day!



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