What. A. Summer.

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How can it be true? Summer is almost over, with just a few weeks until school starts, so we are going to both take this week to share some time with our families. I am still in Rhode Island with my big crazy family and Jaime is off to NYC to enjoy some girl time with Scarlet. We will be back next week with lots of talk of cozy Fall and back-to-school but for now it’s all about the beach and The Big Apple.

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Summer of Science

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We went into Summer with big plans for traveling, reading, art, music, and even a little math but when Green Works reached out to us to partner on their new initiative we realized that we had left science off of the schedule. We needed to get these girls busy with some exciting experiments to encourage their love of science and the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Scientists and Green Works were ready to help.

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Our society tells girls and women that they don’t belong in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. As early as first grade, children have already developed a sense of gender identity, and most have developed unconscious bias associating boys with math. Toys still reinforce rigid, highly gendered stereotypes that encourage only boys to build or engineer. Take a look at Green Works AWESOME video which explains why they were inspired to launch this initiative and how they plan to accomplish their goal of build a STEM Pipeline for Girls and Women.

Read on for instructions on how to conduct one of their science experiments with a few household products. (more…)

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Toast Tuesday: Hummus, Red Pepper & Olive

Toast Tuesday | Hummus, Red Pepper & Olive This is a simple Mediterranean-style toast that you can pull together from the pantry. Start with hummus, add roasted red pepper and coarsely chopped kalamata olives. Simple and delicious!

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Pop ‘Till You Drop: Our Five Favorite Ice Pop Recipes

Peaches & Cream Pops | Pretty Prudent Peaches & Cream: If you like this fuzzy fruit of summer, I think you’ll agree these honey-sweetened, yogurt-filled swirls of beauty are just peachy. Get our Peaches & Cream Ice Pop Recipe.

Mango Coconut Sriracha: In the great history of paletas, mixing spicy and sweet is a grand tradition. My husband, Carleton, adores sriracha sauce… he puts it on everything from eggs to ice cream, literally every single day. So I took it upon myself to create a sriracha popsicle, get our Mango Sriracha Popsicle Recipe.
sriracha popsicle recipe | Pretty Prudent

Pumpkin Spice: This is the perfect pop to satisfy your need for cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin goodness, any time of year. Get our Pumpkin Spice Latte Pop Recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Pop Recipe

Strawberry Basil Balsamic: The balsamic reduction adds just a touch of depth to the sweet strawberry flavor, while the basil keeps it light and refreshing. Get our Strawberry Basil Balsamic Pop Recipe.
Strawberry Basil Balsamic Pops | Pretty Prudent

Lemon, Ginger, and Cayenne: The lemon, ginger, and coconut milk boost the immune system, cayenne gives a kick to fight the sniffles, and turmeric and honey are soothing on sore throats. Get our Lemon, Ginger, and Cayenne Pop Recipe.
Lemon, Ginger, and Cayenne Wellness Pops | Pretty Prudent

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