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In addition to starring in the IFC comedy Portlandia, Carrie is also a musician (she was the lead guitarist for Sleater-Kinney and now plays with WIld Flag) and she is a huge advocate for rock camps for girls. Check out … watch episode

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For those of us haunted by the ghosts of science fairs past, the thought of encouraging our kids to become young scientists can be a bit daunting…Continue reading.

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It’s not often that I hang out with astrophysicists.  But if they’re anything like Neil deGrasse Tyson (director of the Hayden…Continue reading.

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Dear Mom,
I know that you always said that “You will thank me some day when you are a mother!”
Well, I am a mother and now I completely…Continue reading.

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Ever watch a kid’s show and wonder why the show producers made certain choices?  Neil deGrasse Tyson challenges Angela on the logic of verbal spice shakers.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Expert advice from astrophysicist and all-around smartypants,  Neil deGrasse Tyson: If you want your kid to love science (and grow up just like Neil?!), let them be kids, he says. Playing in puddles, taking things apart, and asking endless questions … watch episode

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Dave’s big thought: What if Ronald McDonald hawked asparagus spears instead of French fries? Imagine how into fruits and veggies our kids might be. Dave tries to make learning about nutrition fun for children and grown-ups with superheroes, interactive games, … watch episode

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Interviewing Johnny Tartaglia was amazing.  Watching him act, sing and puppeteer on Avenue Q gave me the chills.  I just knew he was the real…Continue reading.



Recently I spoke with Ana Flores of, and she got me thinking about the importance of exposing my girls to their cultural inheritance.  My husband and I are both of Italian descent, and even though we don’t speak Italian, … watch episode

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