Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.
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A Countdown to Christmas with Hallmark Movies

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Easy Kid-Friendly Filled Christmas Ornaments

Easy Kid-Friendly Filled Christmas Ornaments

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Having a Child Diagnosed with ADHD

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A Simple French Dip Sandwich

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How to Get Started with an IEP

Many of our perspectives in parenting stories offer an intimate look into the highs and lows of being a mom in Baton Rouge. Whether it’s avoiding the mom shame game, or the challenges of...
a pumpkin volcano for fall fun

Pumpkin Volcano :: A Halloween Science Activity

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How to Make Bouncy Balls: LSU Style

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Preparing for that Back to School Routine

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