Category: Education

Foothills robotics: Girl-powered and going strong

Taylor Reyes thinks she might work for NASA someday. Or maybe, since she really likes geometry, she’ll become an architect — using computers to compose beautiful, intricate digital blueprints. No matter what this Foothills Middle School eighth grader chooses to do when she grows up, Taylor knows she’s already on the right path toward achieving […]

Kids will love these fish tacos

In early July I had the opportunity to work with one of the summer camps run by 21st Century After School Programs at Mission View Elementary School. The concept for this summer camp was so fantastic that I had to be a part of it. The program developers had the kids catching fish, dissecting fish, […]

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]