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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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Many people think they need a special place in their house for STEM activities and experiments, which is not true! Every house has a great place for STEM. This week I am pleased to have a guest post by Liz Woodiwiss, a fellow blogger who loves to inspire kids to […]

STEM in the Kitchen – An Edible Exploration of Science, ...



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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.** My oldest recently turned 7, and this past Saturday he decided to work on one of his birthday presents.  Everyone knows he loves to build, so many of his presents were Legos.  But one of his presents was a toy […]

The Time my Son Out Engineered Me!


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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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Most parents try to limit the amount of screen time their children have each day, but sometimes its hard to avoid. So much of our world is not the easiest for parents with little ones.  Weddings, restaurants, and church are just some of the places that require our kids to […]

9 Math Apps to Improve Your Child’s Math Skills


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**This post contains affiliate links. Late last year I decided to try out a Tinker Crate subscription box for my son.  He’s a very active kid both physically and mentally.  I thought the subscription box would be a great way to keep his mind active, while teaching him about engineering.  […]

Tinker Crate: Exploring Polymers


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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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What do you think an engineering career looks like?  When most people think of an engineer, they picture someone working on math equations and engineering drawings all day. They see it as a job where you work for hours in solitude on some kind of new invention.  And that is […]

An Unexpected Engineering Career Option