Mama Gone Geek: Calling On My Inner Science Nerd To Help Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Parenthood

by Lynn Brunelle

Shambhala | October 28, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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How do you connect the artsy, science-nerd mom to the art and science of parenting? Lynn Brunelle shares her field trip through pregnancy and parenting, sprinkled with a sparkle of science, in this hilarious and awe-inspiring memoir.

     With great enthusiasm, Lynn shows how she shares her inner geek--the part of her that is gleefully curious and wide-eyed with wonderment--with her children. For Lynn, science is the stardust that makes common things glow. Why not pass that magic along to the kids? When Lynn brought her passion for science into her parenting, it began to make all the difference to her and her kids. Her heart lifts when her boys are elbow-deep in mud searching for crystals and when she catches them debating whether a chicken is related to a dinosaur. Science isn''t just for geeks. It''s the future. If you''re a parent or planning to become one, it''s your future.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.42 × 5.95 × 0.6 in

Published: October 28, 2014

Publisher: Shambhala

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611801516

ISBN - 13: 9781611801514

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Mama Gone Geek: Calling On My Inner Science Nerd To Help Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Parenthood

by Lynn Brunelle

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.42 × 5.95 × 0.6 in

Published: October 28, 2014

Publisher: Shambhala

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611801516

ISBN - 13: 9781611801514

Table of Contents

Introduction: Most Persistent Camper
BIOLOGY
Chapter 1: Making Sense of Santa
Chapter 2: Your Chlorophyll Is Showing--It''s Not Easy Being Green
Chapter 3: Wait a Minute, I''m Eating What?
Chapter 4: Lizard Brain--Sibling Stuff
Chapter 5: How Was School Today?
Chapter 6: Mother of the Year
Chapter 7: I''ll Show You Mine
Chapter 8: Baby Talk
Chapter 9: Lice Mama
Chapter 10: On the Brink
CHEMISTRY
Chapter 11: I Want to Hold Your Hand
Chapter 12: A Knight in Shining Cardboard
Chapter 14: Memory Architect
Chapter 15: ADHD
Chapter 16: Pennies in the Lemons
PHYSICS AND EARTH SCIENCE
Chapter 17: I Hate to Tell You, but You''re a Little Bit Fat
Chapter 18: Moments of Magnetism
Chapter 19: What if You Screw Up?
Chapter 20: Newton at the Plate
Chapter 21: OK, Play with the Fire
Chapter 22: Nose Flute and Armpit Fart
Chapter 23: Sucking the Bounce
Chapter 24: The Spark Inside Refraction and Reflection
Epilogue

From the Publisher

How do you connect the artsy, science-nerd mom to the art and science of parenting? Lynn Brunelle shares her field trip through pregnancy and parenting, sprinkled with a sparkle of science, in this hilarious and awe-inspiring memoir.

     With great enthusiasm, Lynn shows how she shares her inner geek--the part of her that is gleefully curious and wide-eyed with wonderment--with her children. For Lynn, science is the stardust that makes common things glow. Why not pass that magic along to the kids? When Lynn brought her passion for science into her parenting, it began to make all the difference to her and her kids. Her heart lifts when her boys are elbow-deep in mud searching for crystals and when she catches them debating whether a chicken is related to a dinosaur. Science isn''t just for geeks. It''s the future. If you''re a parent or planning to become one, it''s your future.

About the Author

LYNN BRUNELLE is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for the television series Bill Nye the Science Guy, with over twenty years of writing experience. A former classroom science, English, and art teacher for kids K-12, as well as an editor, illustrator, and award-winning, best-selling author of over forty titles, Brunelle has created, developed, and written projects for PBS, NPR, A&E, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney, and ABC. She is a regular presenter of science and art projects in classrooms and schools. She lives on an island off the coast of Washington.

Editorial Reviews

"The book takes readers on an exuberant journey that combines maternal highs and lows with the joys of being a born science "nerd." Brunelle recreates the magic of everyday family life with a scientist's keen eye for detail and a parent's faultless ear for mother-son dialogue."-Publishers Weekly

"Lynn loves being a mom, and she loves science. She relays tale after tale of how she engages her kids in wonder after wonder of the world around them-and around all of us. Her science enriches their lives and saves her sanity. Mama Gone Geek will do the same for you."-Bill Nye, the Science Guy

"A wonderfully hilarious romp through Lynn Brunelle's world, complete with directions on how to turn the most awkward and smelly aspects of parenting into teaching moments.  Mama Gone Geek is a memoir and a how-to book on its surface, but it is also--and more importantly so--a testament to the undying love, joy, faith, and protectiveness a mother feels for her family. Brunelle's ability to see her world anew, even as she knows precisely how to describe it to her children, is refreshing, touching, and, ultimately, very gratifying. Brava!"-Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

"Lynn Brunelle is the love child of Erma Bombeck and Mr. Wizard!"-Susan Wiggs, author of The Apple Orchard and The Beekeeper's Ball
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