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Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.

Admittedly younger and more naïve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases…

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The Happy Chip by Dennis Meredith

Science fiction at its very best!

Family man and struggling science writer Brad Davis cannot believe his luck. All his problems are solved when he manages to clinch a $400,000 contract to co-write the biography of…

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Added by Susan Keefe on May 2, 2017 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The thing about girls and math...

When I was in fifth grade, I missed a few days of school due to sickness and when I came back, I had some trouble getting up to speed on fractions. They were hard and awful and I cried at school one day because I thought that I would never understand them. And I am pretty sure that in that moment, I decided I wasn't good at math.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 6, 2017 at 6:53am — No Comments

The Witch’s Shadow (The Mind Traveller Book 2) by James McKenna

Rosie is a 15 year old orphan who lives with her Uncle Hugo at Haston Manor, however, she is also very special as she has inherited the ability to travel into Mind Space from her mother. Mind Space is a mysterious realm which can be reached by special people called Mind Traveller’s, and it is inhabited…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 15, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments

The Time Traveler's Son (Book 7) by Joe Corso

This book starts another chapter in the exciting Time Traveler series. It is spring in the 12th century and we find Lucky’s young 6 year old son Robert in the castle gardens, waiting for the chance to enjoy special time with his father. The bond between father and son is very close, and it is…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 12, 2016 at 10:23am — No Comments

The Mind Traveller by James McKenna

This fast paced fantasy story opens with Rosie, hunting in her Uncle Hugo’s cellar at Haston Manor. It’s creepy down there, but she is on a mission, she’s searching for a family heirloom, a locket handed down through her mother’s line. Why? Because her mother told her in a letter given to her by Uncle Hugo on her 14th…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 7, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments

Smart like Mom

My husband and I are smart about different areas of life. I've always been happy about that, because I think we round each other out nicely - I know stuff he doesn't know and vice versa. I remembered being elated about our intelligence balance when we had our son, because I imagined all the various ways we could teach him what we knew.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 23, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

20 (Mostly) Free Summer Activties

20 (Mostly) Free Summer Activities.

Running out of ways to keep your littles busy in the summer? Look no further! We have plenty of cheap or free ideas ready for you! From science activities to nature learning or just plain fun - we have ideas that should work for nearly everyone!

Added by Jessica on August 31, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

Listening to your mother

When I was pregnant with my son, I was working at a company located about an hour away from where I was living. I would sit in the car and sing along to the radio, secure in the fact that my son was the only one who could hear me and he wouldn't judge me for being out of tune.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 25, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Choosing what to forget

Up until this point, my husband and I have been the keeper of our son's memories. I've written letters to him since I learned I was pregnant, I'm one of those scrapbooking Moms who has shelves full of family albums documenting our family adventures, and my wonderful husband is the photographer of the family, capturing all the big (and…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 18, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Preparing for disaster

My son is six. So clearly he needs to know everything about tectonic plate movements. I didn't know that six-year-olds were interested in tectonic plates, but apparently they are. In the past two weeks, I've had to find videos on how plate movements cause everything from mountain formations and earthquakes to how they once caused the Beringia land bridge to break apart.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 20, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

For better mental health, let the tears out

As mentioned earlier this month, I am not afraid of a good long cry. There are certain places where I do my best not to cry, like at work. I try to suck it up and let the tears out later when I won't be interrupted. Fortunately I have a wonderful job right now that doesn't cause me tears.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 16, 2016 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

The cure for unrequited love

My son is in love with one of my coworkers (well, as in love as a five-year-old can be). Whenever he visits my office, he gives her lots of hugs, tells her secrets and brings her chocolate from my candy drawer. She adores him and gives him lots of attention, playing her part in his little crush.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 4, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

The science that sticks

I listen to a podcast on my way to work called Stuff You Missed in History Class. It touches on people I've never heard of before, takes a much deeper dive on stories that may have only gotten a paragraph in my history textbooks and offers up a lot of non-U.S. history, which I thoroughly enjoy.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 2, 2016 at 6:22am — No Comments

The Health Wars

When I first started this blog, I began to do a lot of research into modern health. Actually, I am only a few credits short of completing my degree in Health Science, so this research was serving a dual purpose. And let me just say that I am absolutely not against modern Western medicine- even if I may sound a little “crunchy”…

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Added by Kelly Williams on March 1, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Time Traveler by Joe Corso

Fans of The Time Portal series know that the main character is called Lucky Campo, and that he gained the power of time travel after a horrific accident. In this book the author, Joe Corso, takes the reader back to Lucky’s terrible…

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Added by Susan Keefe on December 15, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Science of Parenthood| Jessica Ziegler on MomCave LIVE

Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.

We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Robot shows babies are manipulating their parents to smile

There is a special moment between newborns and their parents, when the baby first smiles. Lots of people will try to ruin this moment, saying that it is just gas or that smiling is a learned response so the baby didn't mean it, but those people are awful, because as a parent you just know that the smile was because your baby loves you.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 30, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

The serious business of laughter

My son laughs at the slapstick pratfalls on a television show. He laughs at the goofy knock-knock jokes that I tell him. And he is super ticklish.



And all those things make me really…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 12, 2015 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

The Time Portal 6 – The Philadelphia Experiment by Joe Corso

Fantasy at its best.

In the Time Portal series of stories by Joe Corso, we follow the adventures of Lucky an ex jewel thief, who, following a terrible injury discovers that he can travel through time. Each one of the series…

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Added by Susan Keefe on April 9, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Blinding them with science

One day far into the future, when my son accepts his Nobel Prize in chemistry, I fully expect him to thank his Mom for doing all those "way cool" egg experiments with him on that one rainy Saturday afternoon. "Because of her," he will say, "I learned to look at the world as a place filled with answers. You just have to know the right questions to ask." And I will tear up, and it will be lovely. (Trust me.)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 25, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

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