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.

Easy Kid-Friendly Filled Christmas Ornaments

The countdown to Christmas has officially started since December 1st in our house. We did manage to get our tree up a few days after Thanksgiving, but it was the perfect time. I love...

Easy Thankful Turkey Craft for Kids

I can't believe Thanksgiving is already here. This year has gone by too fast! My kids have already gone through the Toys R Us magazine circling what they want for Christmas, which is EVERYTHING....

The Truth Behind Abdominoplasty :: My Tummy Tuck Experience

Everyone has heard of the term abdominoplasty, aka tummy tuck, at least once. When we think of a tummy tuck, visions of a skinny and sleek stomach pops into our minds. Those that choose...

The Reality of Gender Bias

Who doesn't get excited about a baby announcement? Your own, a family member, a friend, or even a stranger's announcement is exciting. It is all hunky-dory until someone brings up the whole gender topic...

Pumpkin Volcano :: A Halloween Science Activity

October is finally here, and we are surrounded by all things pumpkin. Pumpkin carving is a family fun activity we do every year during this month. Our first pumpkins never last until Halloween. This...

What Say You? Let’s Put an End to the Judging

If you haven't heard it now, you have heard it before :: Please keep your opinions to yourself! I finally reached my last straw yesterday while running through the grocery store to pick up a...

How to Make Bouncy Balls: LSU Style

Bouncy balls ... all kids love them. They can be rolled around, bounced, and thrown through the air. Making bouncy balls at home is even more fun. This following activity will have your kids...

For the Love of Texas

I went to bed with a heavy heart last night. The word 'heavy' sounds too light in writing. I can not describe in words how I am truly feeling at this very moment. It...

How to Beat that Back to School Rut

How to Beat that Back to School Rut Every year summer comes to an end, and one particular thing pops into mind ... school is about to be in full swing. I don't know about...