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About the Science Mom

Hi, y’all! My name is Amy. I’m a mom of girls, writer, and former elementary school teacher. I love talking, teaching, learning, and doing STEM. I didn’t always feel that way, but that’s a big part of why I take scientific literacy so seriously now. This is not only fun – it’s the future.

I have two little girls named Ruby and Lucy and a husband named Todd. We live just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with our three dogs and four tortoises. When we’re not doing science, we’re planning Disney trips (read about that here!) and driving back and forth to the dance studio.

Most of my writing happens while they sleep, but I also like to play music, do hand lettering and drawing, read, and drink a lot of coffee.

About the Blog

This blog was started as a way to spread my love of science to other families and educators. Often, STEM can feel like something that strictly belongs in a lab, but it can be a fun and exciting part of everyday life and learning.

I wanted to share and explain some of my favorite experiments, experiences, and materials.¬†I hope you’ll find that it offers you tools and information¬†that make STEM more obtainable and approachable for your family or classroom. I do my best to accurately summarize scientific concepts, so that they’re fun and easy to explore for everyone.

After the blog had been started, we started evaluating preschool options for the girls and couldn’t find the right fit for our family dynamic. Ultimately, we decided to do “home school” preschool. Friends started asking about my lesson plans and the Science ABCs were born. There, you’ll find weekly thematic units for preschoolers!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment. I love engaging with other parents, educators, and scientists and hope this site will be a collaborative place for everyone interested in raising the next generation of innovators!

Science on!