Scientist-moms out there might enjoy this playful (tongue-in-cheek) Huffington Post essay on how having a science degree made the writer a better parent. I had to chuckle at Sarah Gilbert’s list of how she’s found uses for the sciences in her day-to-day life:
Physics: Knowing that my house will return to complete disorder immediately after I clean it, because entropy.
Biology: Knowing everything my baby ate by the contents of her diaper, because scat identification.
Neuro-psychology: Knowing that my toddler freaking out over sandwich crusts is just a phase, because frontal lobe development.
Statistics: Knowing that the chance of having a baby brother is 50/50 no matter what my mother-in-law thinks, because mutually exclusive events.
Astronomy: Knowing that the woman judging me by my yogurt-spattered shirt isn’t the only thing in the universe, because cosmology.