Independence Day Around the World

With us singing “Happy Birthday” to America next week, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at how some of the other countries around the world celebrate their Independence. But before we do, lets take a quick look at the USA’s festivities. Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 in the United States […]

School Lunch Program Rules are Changing

The new U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, announced that there would be some changes to the National School Lunch Program. This is a program that offers free and discounted lunch for schoolchildren and was strongly supported by the Obama family. The program standards that are being undone were put forth by former First Lady, Michele […]

This Summer’s Total Solar Eclipse

Mark your calendars, Glitter Girls. And get your sparkly pink eclipse glasses ready. A total solar eclipse is coming this summer, and we couldn’t be more excited. The eclipse will be visible from the entire continental United States. Here are a few facts to add to your level of excitement: It’s been 38 years since […]

National Puppy Day

Ready for your daily “Awwwww!”? Its National Puppy Day, and the internet is going crazy with photos of the cuteness. Lovers of the four-legged furballs are posting pics all over today. But today is not just about cuteness overload. Its actually celebrated for a very good cause. Its a day to help save orphaned puppies […]

Fire Sweeps Through Tennessee

More than 14,000 people were forced to leave their homes in Tennessee this week as wildfires burned more than 17,000 acres. Almost 1,000 structures have been destroyed and 3,000 customers have no power as of Friday evening. Strong winds helped the wildfire spread quickly to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee. It blazed through the […]

Spinach and Sausage Bean Soup

I love the winter time. I love dressing in boots and scarves, going up to the mountains with my family, and evenings at home with warm soup belly. Here is one of my favorite soup recipes: Spinach and sausage bean soup. Its an easy one if you are just getting started with cooking, but, as always, […]

OMG- Did you See the Holiday Decorations at The White House?!

Ok, I think we may need to step up our holiday decorating game this year. Unless, of course, you’re already using 70,000 ornaments around your house. Per tradition, first Lady, Michele Obama presented this year’s White House holiday decorations. Since its the Obama’s last holiday season in the White House, the crew went all out. […]

Fun Fact: History of Nutella

Amid a food shortage in World War II, Pietro Ferrero managed to acquire a limited supply of chocolate. Determined to make his chocolate last longer, he mixed the chocolate with hazelnuts, which grew plentifully in Italy. He called it “Supercrema” and sold it to struggling families. In the 1960s, the name was changed to Nutella, […]

A Kid’s Guide to the Presidential Conventions

  Hi everyone! A lot of chatter has been flying around about this year’s election to replace President Barack Obama. I’m sure you’ve heard your parents and teachers talking about it. Or maybe you’ve seen stories on the news. Every presidential election is a big deal since it decides who will lead our country for […]

The History of Valentine’s Day

Hi Glitter Girls- With Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, you’ve likely already started preparing to give flowers, cards, or candy to the people you love. This has long become a tradition to honor Saint Valentine. But just who is this mysterious Saint? Time for a quick history lesson. The idea of Valentine’s Day origin […]