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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pictures

A lot of heavy blogging this week, so here’s a cute kid picture (as the featured image; click through if you’re reading via RSS). This is SteelyKid and The Pip at play this morning, when they were back and forth across the yard a dozen times to pick up rocks from our gravel path and…

More Kids and Conferences

The kids and conferences issue, discussed here a while ago has continued to spark discussion, with a Tenure She Wrote piece on how to increase gender diversity among conference speakers and a Physics Focus blog post on a mother who wound up taking her toddler to a meeting. There are some good points in both,…

It’s Independence Day here in the US, so here are some patriotic kid photos for you. “Wait a minute,” you say, “That featured image doesn’t have any flags or fireworks or gilled meat products! How is that patriotic?” “Ah,” I reply,”It was taken at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC last weekend.” Game.…

Preschool Science

Kate’s off at Wiscon this weekend, so I came down to my parents’ with the kids, rather than be outnumbered at home. We packed everybody into the car Saturday and drove to Ithaca to go to the

Nature or Nurture?

During our weekly trip to the Schenectady Greenmarket, we took refuge from the rain in the Open door bookstore, where a short while later I saw the following scenes at opposite ends of the kids-book aisle (also the “Featured Image” for this post, but I’ll reproduce it to save the RSS folks from having to…

Return of The Physics Bus

My parents have a DVD of the Bacon Brothers singing “The Wheels on the Bus” over an animated scene, which The Pip loves and insists on watching over, and over, and over, and over… As the parent sitting through this on Sunday morning, I got a little punchy over on Twitter, and invented some quantum-physics-themed…

Sunday Morning, Chateau Steelypips

The Pip is getting really into books these days, and SteelyKid has been into them for a good while now (she’s four-and-a-half, after all…). At some point last week, she asked about my writing, so I got down a copy of How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog and showed her her name in the…

Long-Overdue Kid Blogging

WordPress’s upload is broken, so here’s a link to the photo: SteelyKid and The Pip. February was… not a good month, in a lot of ways. Let’s leave it at that. One of the unfortunate consequences of this was that I went just about the entire month without even taking any pictures of the kids,…

Cute Kid Update

It’s been a good while since I did any Cute Kid Blogging, due to excessive busy-ness. There’s big news among the younger residents of Chateau Steelypips, though: SteelyKid lost one of her front teeth the other day: That gap? Wasn’t there on Friday morning. Lest you think we’re horrible people who let her run headfirst…

2012 Was Just This Year, You Know?

The Pip’s ringing in the New Year… Well, OK, he’s actually asleep upstairs. Because when you have a one-year-old and a four-year-old, you don’t really get out to a lot of parties on New Year’s Eve. Anyway, to be honest, I won’t be all that sorry to see 2012′s taillights fade to black. There were…