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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Odd [Cousine] Couple

Our family can be best described as the introvert Brady bunch, if the Brady’s had been first cousins instead of a blended set of siblings. Together, the six of us learned about life, love and the pursuits of nerds from our maternal (and in one case paternal) branch of the family, spending most of our […]

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Book Reviews MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Challenges

Mark J Penn, with E. Kinney Zalesne, wrote a very insightful and somewhat prophetic book about the up and coming minorities groups that would become a force in USA politics and social/cultural reform. Intent on highlighting which market segments advertisements and policies should target and rally behind, the authors share statistics, graphs, charts and background […]

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Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Popular 1980s Kids Shows And Movies Worth Rewatching (With or Without Children)

The 80s was a decade of change. Working women were taking and climbing the career ladders so fast and furious that studios flocked to market their take on the new powerful female executive persona. From Baby Boom to Working Girl, the subject of feminism and sexism became household conversation topics. Since many women went back […]

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Mrs Enginerd Travel

10 Ways To Entertain Your Kids While Wine Tasting

You see them everywhere, wine tasters hauling a carseat or stroller with a baby or toddler inside. For those less fortunate, the 3+ kids are in tow with sad faces and uncontrollable fits of “Can we go now?”. If you must tour wineries with children or simply would like to know how to entertain them […]

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Etiquette Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Wrestling Infertility

When Our Friends Had Kids Our Lives Changed Too

Never in my wildest dreams did I surmise that my friends having children would impact my life so greatly. After all, they are the ones who experienced the many sleepless nights and countless bottle and diaper changes, not us. However, the arrival of the kid changed the entire dynamic of the relationship we had with […]

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Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

Don’t Tell Your Kids What To Do!

I was brought up in an environment where failure was an option. My family was big on letting us explore and figure things out for ourselves, on our own. We only got instructions when an adult needed particular assistance. Only when my mom asked for the third plate on the cupboard or for the sewing […]

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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff STEM

10 Things To Do With Your Kids Arts And Sciences Style!

My best childhood memories include going to the theater matinee with my mom to watch a performance of my favorite tales and stories, days at the science and history museums and evenings at the art exhibits around town. My mother loved culture, the arts and sciences, never letting an opportunity to go to a festival […]