One of the areas I struggled with in college was circuits. It was all very confusing talk about voltage, current, resistors, power, and all the other electrical terms. The mystery behind circuits continued in my career, until I met an electrical engineer who was able to equate electrical circuits to […]

Christmas STEM Project for Middle School


Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to an inspirational young lady I recently met, Emily Bayuk. I was initially introduced to her through her circuits book ,”The Fundamentals of Circuits Made Easy“. In college I really struggled to understand circuits, and wish Emily’s book had been available back […]

The Best Circuits Book for Understanding Electrical Circuits!


The boys and I have experimented with crystals a lot over the past year. We love watching as the crystals grow like magic. Growing crystals is a perfect science experiment for my oldest, since he is learning about mixtures and solutions at school. In an earlier experiment, we learned Borax […]

Fall Borax Crystal Science Project



Fall is finally here, and the boys and I wanted to start decorating for Halloween and fall. While we could do the traditional carving of a pumpkin, I’m fairly certain knives and kids are not a good idea. Also, I had an unfortunate pumpkin carving incident in middle school, so […]

Melted Crayon Pumpkin STEAM Activity


My middles son is in first grade, and they are starting to learn to skip count. Being a visual and tactile learner, my son needs a different way to practice both counting by ones and skip counting. I tried practicing counting by twos verbally, but he really struggled to understand […]

13 Skip Counting Hands-On Activities


As the beginning of the school year is approaching, and many of our children will be learning virtually, and hands-on learning will be at a minimum. STEM activities are a great way for kids to apply many of the concepts they will be learning from school. From problem solving, math […]

12 STEM Subscription Boxes for STEM at Home



We finally jumped on the DisneyPlus bandwagon about a month ago. After watching all my childhood favorites, I finally let the boys start watching some of the other shows. They started by watching every episode of “The Floor is Lava”, then stumbled upon a show that looked really interesting. “Shop […]

STEM Challenge Inspired by”Shop Class”


I received a free trial box from Raddish kids, but the opinions in this post are completely my own. I recently had an opportunity to try out Raddish Kids’ cooking subscription box. Cooking is NOT one of my strengths. I have 5 go-to recipes that I do really well, but […]

Get Kids Cooking with Raddish Kids!


Why are dads always so hard to shop for? Probably because they end up buying whatever they need or want on their own, leaving their love ones with little options come gift giving time. Subscription boxes give you an opportunity to give dads something he never would have found at […]

The Perfect Gift for the Dad who loves Science!



Before starting school each day, the boys and I take a walk before starting school. During our first walk, I we picked up acorns we found around the oak trees. Then, one morning, we found an acorn with a small tree popping out of it! We continued to look for […]

Discovering the Acorn Life Cycle During Morning Walks