Engineer Mom

My new life as a full time mom, and closet engineer!


To an Engineer, math is fun. Engineers use math in pretty much every aspect of their life. The fun in math for Engineers was usually there from childhood. And if you ask them where they gained their confidence in math, most of them would name a strong adult influence. A […]

6 Ways to Teach Your Kids Math is Fun


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** One of my favorite electives in college was Biomechanics. The class basically broke down the entire human body into levers and other simple machines. So you can imagine how excited I was when one of my son’s Tinker Crates involved […]

Teach Your Kid about Biomechanical Engineering




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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** The weather in Texas has been fairly nice lately, so the other day I decided to round up my boys, and go for a walk (Which really means Mommy walks while everyone else rides something). I strapped the baby into […]

Angry Peeps: A Failed Experiment


**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** After our last Tinker Crate, my son immediately asked me when we would be getting the next one.  I told him not for another month, and his face fell.  He loves making, learning, and experimenting with things, as well as […]

The Mechanics Behind Our Hands


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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** This past week was Spring Break for my oldest boy. As I faced a week trying to keep my super active first grader entertained, my husband and I decide to instead head to the grandparents’ house in New Mexico.  The […]

Learning about Friction while Playing in the Snow



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**Post contains affiliate links.  For more information please see disclosure.** Newton’s laws of motion.  The phrase can conjure up all sorts of unpleasant high school physics class flashbacks.  The first law states that every object will stay still, or remain moving in a straight line, until the object is acted […]

Teach your child Newton’s First Law of Motion


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In a house of 3 boys (4 if you include my husband), you can guess that Star Wars is pretty big in our house.  Any given day you can hear my middle son saying “Shoon shoon!”, his sound for a light saber.  And once my oldest gets home from school, […]

Circular Motion with Star Wars




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I’ve taken a small hiatus from my blog since the birth of my third boy.  As my first post back, I am again joining a great group of women who are sharing their stories of motherhood.  With the arrival of a newborn, I find it a little funny the week […]

Motherhood Messes