Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

Do I Have to Use Sanitizing Wipes on my Shopping Cart?

Purell wipes

Most grocery stores offer sanitizing wipes as an option to wipe down your cart before starting your grocery shopping. I really do appreciate the opportunity to decontaminate my shopping cart. After all, I have read that shopping carts are one of the germiest things we touch in public… When you think about it, diaper-aged kiddos… (read more)

Do I Really Have to Wash My Hands? An Experiment with Hand Washing and Growing Bacteria

bacterial colonies

We finally got the chance to test out our new agar plates and do an experiment growing bacteria. Since it’s that special time of year again- when all of the bad germs try to make their way into our bodies and make us sick- we decided to do a hand washing experiment. How effective is… (read more)

Fall Decorations plus Cleaning & Preserving Gourds and Pumpkins

Pumpkins/gourds in the sink

Welcome, Fall! For our family, it is usually the busiest and most fun season of the year. So far, we have celebrated 4 family birthdays (my husband, my father, my son, and my nephew), I ran my annual half marathon (yipee!), and in the meantime, I have been working on my fall decorations. First up,… (read more)

Shopping Therapy at its Finest: T.J. Maxx, Target, and Amazon – Oh My!

Velvet pumpkins

I want you to know that I take my own advice very seriously. Last week, I mentioned how a bit of shopping therapy can really help brighten your mood. So today, I am revealing my past week of shopping therapy here for you all to see: T.J. Maxx Did you all read the Onion’s recent… (read more)

3 Little Mood Boosters: Finding Happiness when Life is Pulling you Down

Fall candles

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned – sometimes it’s not smooth or fun or even close to what you expected. Actually, this is most of the time, am I right? I understand how easy it is to let yourself get pulled down into despair and unhappiness. I refuse to do so! Especially since I am… (read more)