Symposium in the Rain

Last week the whole family got to tag along with our rocket scientist to the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. Jonathan was presenting an update on the mechanical rover for extreme environments, like Venus, where traditional electronics can't take the heat, literally. When he first won funding from NASA for this …

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Urban Exploration

Living in the city, there is high priority placed on playtime in greenspace for our kids. For calling Los Angeles home, we are so privileged to have access to more than concrete and asphalt. Parks are plentiful. The mountains and beaches are not far. Diverse hiking trails abound. Botanical gardens offer affordable memberships. We're even …

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Follow the Directions

From IKEA purchases to a brand new recipe to business protocol, there are times when following the directions is a must, right? But where is the art in coloring inside the lines all the time? In the interest of STEM turned STEAM (that's Science Technology Engineering Art/Design Mathematics), let's talk about learning to follow directions …

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Living that Conference-Wife Life

I've spent the last few days at a extravagantly lovely resort in Central Florida. Not because I found myself in need of warmer weather, but accompanying my rocket-scientist husband to a large technology conference: SciTech. This isn't my first rodeo. We married when my husband was in grad school, and literally came back from our …

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