By Cheryl Bac
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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Breaking Up the Repetitiveness of Staying Home
Uploaded: Apr 22, 2020
When we found out that we would be staying home for an extended period of time our kids were very excited to do lots of new science experiments. The problem? I didn’t have lots of new science experiments prepared! It was overwhelming to think about sifting through the abundance of science experiments/demonstrations online. And preparing for weeks (most likely months) of new science activities. So I narrowed my focus and mainly choose experiments and demonstrations from Steve Spangler
, and Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
. I’m so grateful for the creative and educational activities these sites have for kids.
When stuck at home with young kids, life can become very repetitive. Reading the same books, playing the same games, singing the same songs. I’m grateful that our kids asked for science experiments when we first started staying home. Yes, it was a bit overwhelming at first, but now we’ve fallen into a rhythm of doing (or watching) at least one science activity every weekday.
These science activities have given us a great way to change things up. When I look back on this month with our kids, I hope I’ll think about crushing a soda can with air pressure
, getting our walk along glider flying
, and patiently waiting for our egg geodes to form
We get to try something new, I get to share my passion for science with our kids, and our kids can share their favorite experiments with friends and relatives. If you haven’t added science projects to your day, I would recommend trying some of the simple (yet impressive) ones (Have you walked on eggs
? Crushed a can with air pressure
How is your family changing things up while staying at home?
What is it worth to you?
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