Tag Archives: Field Museum

Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old tours Jurassic World at the Field Museum

Scenes from The Ten-Year-Old’s recent trip to Jurassic World at the Field Museum, Chicago. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Nine-Year-Old visits the Terracotta Warriors at the Field

Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors (Field Museum)

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Teaching The Eight-Year-Old to be a savvy spender, Part II

Here at Caterpickles Central, we believe that everyone in the family works together to keep our household functioning without expecting any particular compensation beyond having clean silverware to eat with, the ability to walk through the house without tripping, and clean clothes to wear.

So when we decided four years ago that The (then) Four-Year-Old was old enough to receive an allowance, we didn’t ask her to do any chores around the house to earn it. Instead, we decided to use the allowance simply to teach her how to manage money. Continue reading

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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

On a recent trip to the Field Museum, The Seven-Year-Old and I wandered into a tiny room downstairs that looks deceptively like a pleasant little reading nook. There’s a desk, a wall of butterflies, a collection of bugs trapped in … Continue reading

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Mother Nature hates New Jersey and other news of the month

A round-up of stories that caught my eye while I was off gallivanting with The Seven-Year-Old this past month: July 10, 1926: The Day Nature Blew up a Town in New Jersey (The Vane) July 10 marked the 88th anniversary … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Six-Year-Old Goes to Chicago

Recently I discovered Wordless Wednesdays through the blog, 5 Minutes for Mom. Basically, on Wednesdays all around the Internet, bloggers post their favorite photos, ideally without any words to accompany them, but often with 1-2 sentences of context. I’m not … Continue reading

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“I thought T. Rexes only had three toes. What’s that back thing for?”

Last year, The Five-Year-Old had a chance to cross a major item off her bucket list. She met Sue. For those of you who do not have your own in-house five-year-old dinosaur specialist, Sue is the largest, most complete, and … Continue reading

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