July 16, 2014

Hi Friends and Fans!  You may have noticed that we’ve been crazy quiet in our Backyard lately.  This is because Sarah and I have been hard at work on our brand new podcast, Brilliant Business Moms.  We’ve been interviewing talented mom entrepreneurs from all over the internet.  They are achieving success in diverse fields such

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June 15, 2014

Lately, after two visits to aquariums where jellies were prominent, and observing a jelly on the beach in Hilton Head, I’ve been fascinated with these ocean creatures!  Today, I’ll share some fun facts about jellies that you may not have known. Jellyfish are not actually fish.  They are invertebrates.  “Jellies” or “sea jellies” is a

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June 11, 2014

  Today’s book review will kick off our two week unit on the beach!  Let’s round-up some great beach books for kids. I must confess, I’m not much of a beach girl.  The sand, the salty air… it really doesn’t do it for me.  Somehow, though, of the 6 places we’ve lived as a military

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June 6, 2014

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June 3, 2014

If your family is planning a camping trip or a backyard fire to roast a few wieners and marshmallows, follow this simple method and make your own fire starters from recycled items . Gather all the materials needed to make the fire starters:  a cardboard egg carton, old candles or wax, dryer lint, bottom of

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