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If you haven’t checked out Women in Science – PDX, you should

Before I started my career in the lab (more than a decade ago now) I was blissfully unaware of the need for professional women in science organizations . I didn’t realize that I would eventually yearn for a community of other ladies, with a passion for science, that I could go to for advice and insight. …

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Scientist Inspired Baby Names You are Sure to Love

Are you trying to find the perfect name for your impending little family member but keep coming across the same “trendy” lists? Do you find yourself awash in suggests that don’t exactly “roll off the tongue” or add 3 eee’s to the end so that it’s “original”? Well, fear not. Here are 5 scientist inspired …

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How to Feed Your Baby Food When You Don’t Know How to Cook

This post contains affiliate links. However, I only include products that I can speak to personally. I don’t know how to cook. I mean, I can get myself fed but I don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to MAKING food. College, for me, consisted of a lot of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and …

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Children’s Consignment Events are Coming

Prepare Yourselves. Please hold while I try to restrain myself… I LOVE consignment events like Oprah loves bread (you guys remember that commercial, right?). While I certainly am on board for traditional consignment stores, consignment events are my absolute FAV! I will sing their praises to the end of my days, along with birth doulas …

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Should STEAM be the New STEM?

I know, I know. I just posted about STEM education not too long ago. Essentially, it combines various principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Subjects are presented together through learning activities that involve problem-solving in “real-world” scenarios. The idea is to strengthen (mainly K-12) students’ foundation within these STEM subjects. By the time these …