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  • Mama Gone Geek on NPR’s Science Friday!

    Happy 2015! We’ve already had a great start to the year as our very own Lynn Brunelle, author of Mama Gone Geek was invited to be on NPR’s Science Friday! As NPR describes, “For science-savvy moms and geek dads, scientific experimentation isn’t a once-a-year-during-the-science-fair endeavor. It’s something to do with the kids all year round, … Continue reading

  • The Joy of Discovery : an interview with Lynn Brunelle

    Roost Books: Your new book chronicles how you, a self-proclaimed geek mom, get through the challenges of parenting by turning to the logic of science. What do you hope parents take away from your stories? Lynn Brunelle: That we’re all doing our best and things come up. Parenting is a great challenge. Laugh if you … Continue reading

  • Entertaining on the Fly by Ashley English

    Last night, without much planning, my husband and I hosted eight adults and four children for a potluck dinner. Three other couples gathered at our home, each with a child in tow, and we collectively created an Indian food-themed meal of epic proportions. We made a huge mess in the kitchen (which we later all … Continue reading

  • Watch the Make & Give Book Trailer!

    Our brand new book trailer is here and we’re so excited! Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day by Steph Hung and Erin Jang is a fun, bright, modern craft book with 35 projects that are unique and inspiring. Covering a wide range of techniques, from simple prints and sewing to … Continue reading

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Strawberry and Lemon Curd Pavlova
Handmade Gatherings recipe
What could be more delicious than a dessert with a meringue crust and a marshmallow center? Add lemon curd, a creamy whipped topping, and fresh spring strawberries and you’ve just about reached dessert perfection! Read More...
Hot-Air Balloon Mobile
Hot-Air Balloon Mobile
The enchanting and inspirational projects in this book will warm your heart and help you to craft a magical world to share with your child, creating something far more valuable than you can ever imagine—a wealth of cherished memories for you to treasure always. Read More...
Lavender Pillows
Lavender Pillows
Near the end of June, harvested buds of fragrant French lavender, valued for its intense essential oils, can be used to create lavender pillows to set in bureau drawers and blanket chests. Place on square in each corner of the drawer of chest where you are storing woolens.
Create a Scavenger Hunt in Your Backyard
Making Your Own Maps
You can spend every day playing in your backyard and think you know it pretty well, but a scavenger hunt challenges you to see things in a new light.
Potion Station
Lavender Pillows
Most kids are mesmerized by the process of pouring vinegar onto baking soda, watching it fizzle, and then sprinkling more baking soda on top to start all over again. Since that first introduction to vinegar and baking soda, know to many as the Volcano Experiment, we’ve recreated this and other similar mad scientist experiences more times than I can remember. There are lots of ways to make potions, and this experiment includes a few of our favorite ingredient combinations.