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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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On Thursday morning, I heard that we could watch as NASA landed Perseverance on Mars
. I didn’t think there would be much for the kids to “see,” but since they enjoyed watching SpaceX launch in May, we decided to check it out.
It was a lot of fun! Our kids were intrigued after hearing about the 7 minutes of terror
and watching the landing simulations. It was wonderful to see the team celebrate the successful landing and a photo of Mars appear. It made us all curious to learn more about Perseverance and all that it could accomplish.
Since then we’ve enjoyed finding Perseverance on Google Mars
, reading about how it will collect soil and rock samples
, how this mission could help future scientists
that are kids now, seeing a photo of Perseverance as it was landing
and seeing photos of buildings
from California to New York lit red to celebrate.
We are excited to see more images
, hear sounds
, and learn more about Perseverance as it completes its mission.