Author Archives: lifeofmommab

AHG Merit Badge Help: Insect-a Inspect-a #14

State symbols embody who we are.  Currently 48 of the 50 states have officially designated a state insect, with a hand full having selected more than one. If you live in Iowa or Michigan, now is the time to select … Continue reading

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Garden cake

Everything is growing great! This year for my daughter’s birthday she requested a garden. My daughter’s green thumb did not come from me. I think she inherited it from her great-grandmother (that gene definitely skipped a few generations). She has … Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Insect-a Inspect-a #18

Considering a career in entomology? Wanting to complete the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge? Or does the thought of working with insects every day bug you?

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Glass flower

So I have completely fallen in love with glass baubles.  Now when I get lost in the craft store my husband does not know if I’m in the yarn section fingering my way down the isle or in the mosaic … Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Home Decorating #10

What can be more fun than re-decorating your bedroom for a young girl.  While helping my daughter with this badge over the summer this Explorer requirement caught my eye. The requirement gives the option of creating a miniature model or … Continue reading

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Glass Paw Print

So now that I’m home, I tested my glass skills without the aid of my teacher.

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Badge Help – Photography #26

While earning the Photography merit badge PiPas not only practice their photography skills, they also look at the history of photography.  Requirement 26 has them research two individuals that impacted photography.  While Joseph Nicephore Niepce is created as inventing photography,  … Continue reading

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