Parents and Parents ONLY: Try these juicing recipes for your fast and CLEANSE your body.

Juicing is certainly helpful for all ages.  I would suggest that before you juice with your little ones, you check with their pediatrician.  Anyway, here are some recipes that are delicious and nutricious, for adults 🙂



Public Hearings for Child Care Centers
    The Administrative Rules for Child Care Centers are in the process of being revised and public hearings have been scheduled on the proposed rule changes.

Read the draft >>

Comments may be made in person at the hearings or by mail, fax or email until 5 p.m. on February 15.
Written comments may be directed to:                                                                  

Public Comment        Department of Human Services   Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing      P.O. Box 30650       Lansing, MI 48909-8150                                                                   Fax: 517-335-6121                                                                   E-mail:
The hearings will be held:
          Tuesday, February 12, 12:30–3 p.m.                                                                 

          Room 223, Wayne RESA                                                                  

          33500 Van Born Rd, Wayne, MI 48184

How to Make Frozen Bubbles


Try this winter experiment for soapy fun. Using soap bubbles, you’ll turn them into frozen bubbles.

What You’ll Need:

Measuring cup

Soap powder


Hot water


Spoon or whisk

Bubble wand

This is an activity for a cold, cold (below freezing) day when there is no wind in the air. Start by making a strong bubble solution. Mix 1/2 cup soap powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 cups hot water. (This mixture will help the bubbles last longer.) Take the bubble solution and a bubble wand outside. Blow a bubble, and catch it on the wand. Let the bubble sit resting on the wand in the cold air. In the below-freezing chill, the bubble will soon freeze into a fragile crystal ball. What do you think? For more ideas for winter science, please visit:

Free Read Aloud Books for Kids Online from Barnes and Nobel

 Published January 9, 2013 | By Caryn Talty, B.S.Ed., M.A.


Need free read aloud books to entertain your child? I recently found out that Barnes and Nobel hosts 16 free read aloud books for children on their website. You can access them from your favorite browser right on your computer. This is a wonderful resource for classroom teachers, because almost all of these popular books are read by the authors themselves. It makes a great supplement to any preschool or kindergarten activity with these books. Some popular stories are read by celebrities. Rachael Ray, as a matter of fact, reads a famous Dr. Seuss story, and quite well, may I add!

Here is the link: