Articles About STEM

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

The holidays are quickly creeping up on us! Whether you are juggling end-of-year projects at work or shuttling kids to and from holiday activities, busy schedules make time fly even faster. We all scurry to take care of holiday decorations ...
Peptide Scientific Card Game Overview

Peptide Scientific Card Game Overview

You’ve probably come to realize we like to push the envelope with games and projects for our girls. We’re firm believers that there is a solid place in the world of math, science and engineering for both sexes. Whether they̵ ...
STEAM Toward New Role Models

STEAM Toward New Role Models

Role models are all around us: Teachers, advisers, instructors, athletes, coaches, musicians, clergy and even parents. Yet so often, the most common role models for our children show up on a screen somewhere. Movie, television and even YouT ...
The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

While neither Nicole nor I have any musical talent to speak of, we’ve been fortunate to be blessed with two girls who not only enjoy listening to nearly every genre of music, but also love to learn new instruments. Both have been invo ...
Recycle Before You Recycle

Recycle Before You Recycle

You’d have to have been living under a rock to not have heard of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or S.T.E.A.M. (A = Art) over the past decade or so. It has become an important part of education policy and curriculum c ...
Win a K’NEX Titanfall Set

Win a K’NEX Titanfall Set

We enjoy bringing you stories about all kinds of products, websites, services and places. It’s rewarding to share about upcoming movies at the theater or what you can be streaming. Sharing about the things we love, enjoy and see value ...
Tinkering with Creativity

Tinkering with Creativity

When I was little I would go to my grandma’s house and play in her playroom with toys that she had kept from when her kids were little…toys that were my mother’s toys. Funny thing is that my mother kept some of them and now has them in her ...
More K’NEX?  Of Course, We Need Them!

More K’NEX? Of Course, We Need Them!

Ever since my children received their first K’NEX set many years ago, our family has had a love affair with the brand. Our first set was one of the Ferris wheels. Since then we’ve also had the KNEXosaurus Rex Building Set (with motor to mak ...
A Toolbox for Learning and Bonding

A Toolbox for Learning and Bonding

What do you think when you hear “fruit-of-the-month club”? For me, I associate it with corporate gifting. You don’t hear much about it these days, but if you’ve been online over the past several months, you’ve ...