The past few months have been filled with some major changes for me both personally and professionally. It has been an emotional roller-coaster, but somehow I’ve managed to make it out happier and more motivated than ever.

One result of the changes is that I’ve decided to focus more time on my blog. I’m going to continue to bring you the working engineer mom’s perspective, but I’ve decided to add in more posts for children as well. I am mom to two kids, a toddler son and baby daughter, and I want engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in general to always be a part of their lives.

From my first memories of my childhood my mom always taught me to love math and science and made sure I knew I could do and be good at anything I wanted. I want to give my children the same confidence in their abilities, so I am going to start doing STEM activities and experiments with my kids at home and posting pictures and how to guides for these activities on the blog.

We did our first simple experiment last week and my son loved it – so now I’m excited to start documenting and sharing these activities with you!

Over the next few months you can look forward to lots of new posts about women in engineering, working moms, and STEM activities for kids. I’m also working on re-branding my logo and site, which I hope to release in the next month or so. I hope you like all the changes and continue to read and share my blog!

What do you think of the new addition of STEM experiments for kids to the blog? Will you be interested in trying these experiments at home with your kids? Did this post title inspire you to go listen to the David Bowie song “Changes” like I did? 😉

Do you have an inspiring personal story about being a women engineer or a story about why you left engineering after having children? I’d love to share it on my blog! Please contact me at emily@engineeringemily.com if you’d like to be part of the Engineering Emily Interview Series.

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