Our Experience at STEM Academy 2018 – #LikeAGirl!

My two youngest and I were fortunate enough to be invited to represent HowDoesShe.com at the 2018 STEM Academy sponsored by Always.com and Walmart.com and in cooperation with The Girl Scouts of America!

This is just a glimpse at the event,  held at the Jet.com HQ in Hoboken , NJ! We loved learning how to instill confidence in our girls as they continue to pursue their STEM dreams! I’m putting together a post on HowDoesShe to share more details on what we experienced at the event itself and I’ll be sharing some fun personal details of what my girls and I experienced while exploring Hoboken for the day – that post will be here on ItWorksForBobbi, so stay tuned! You’ll be filled in on why there’s a “clean up” sign at one of the airports 😉

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DIY Nature Journal Cover – Sharing on HowDoesShe!

 
I am sharing a step by step tutorial on your own reusable journal cover! I made five of these in about a half an hour – SO easy! And you can use a variety of different materials to make these, too. I made one from leather, suede, vinyl fabric, craft foam, and canvas. And I bet there are even MORE materials you could use, too! The sky is the limit! Head on over to HowDoesShe to see my step-by-step instructions and to download your free template as well. 

 Nature Journal DIY

I can’t wait for you to make your own! Oh, and a little comment love would be awesome, too. I’m not above begging 🙂
To say my kids love these is an understatement – they have already sketched their way through their entire booklet and have a new booklet inserted and ready to go! Happy nature hunting!

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Some Fall Fun!

Autumn is my absolute FAVORITE time of year! The crispness to the air, which makes putting on a sweater totally kosher. The amazing color everywhere you look. The smells of apples, spices, and leaves that permeate the air. This is the most amazing season! 
Our tree decided to opt out of the brilliant color fashion show and drop every one of it’s leaves FAR before the others on our street. Well, when the world hands you leaves…you jump in them! But first…some serious tree-climbing needs to happen while daddy rakes up a pile.


 Who needs monkey bars when your little monkeys prefer tree limbs to swing on?
 Just make sure to take your heart medication before you watch how high your little monkeys want to climb!
 And put away those OCD tendencies when your kids want to roll in the leaves which are probably crawling with…wait, I put away those OCD tendencies….
 But it makes for some fun photos! (ew.)

 Oh, to be a child again and not care what creepy crawlies you are covering yourself with from head to toe (dang it,..maybe I should embrace the OCD)

 And if that’s not enough…those leaves are begging to be thrown sky-high, danced in, rolled in, jumped in, and in all other ways PLAYED in…thoroughly.

 But wait…we are missing someone! Someone tiny, cute, cuddly, and black and white. Someone who looks on longingly while the rest of us play. Oh, who will rescue Pebbles? 
 
Finally! A kind little girl put Pebbles’ leash on and she is ready for some leaf-romping!

 Who could say ‘no’ to a face like that?

More leaf – jumping madness to be had!

 …by all 🙂
This is one of the ways we celebrate Fall! How do you celebrate? I’d love to see some Autumn pics! Link up! 
Oh, and if you are looking for some fun Autumn Activities for the kids, come visit me at HowDoesShe today where I’m sharing FIVE fun fall crafts and activities for the kids. Make sure to leave a comment and say “hello!” Here is a peek at one of the fun ideas I’m sharing:
Hope to see you over there! Have a great day!

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