Ariane Coffin Ariane Coffin

Ariane is a programmer by day, a writer by night, and a mom somewhere in between. She is married to another programmer, and together they have a two daughters who don't stand a chance against their nerdy lineage.

Learn to Play the Ukulele

The ukulele is becoming a rising trend and I can see why. This petite instrument is easy to carry, fun to play, popular with kids, and impossible not to love!

The Doctor vs. Sherlock: The Ultimate Geek Face-Off

Would would choose to become the Doctor's companion or Sherlock's blogger? Read on to find out which of the two won the most votes!

The 2014 NASA International Space Apps Challenges Announced

Programmers, teachers, artists, et al., are welcome to join this NASA hackathon on April 12-13th.

Observing Mini-Me: A Lesson in Perspectives

Is there something in yourself you wish you could change? Did your kids inherit this trait too? Sometimes the difference between negative and positive is only a matter of perspective.

Diversify Your Wardrobe With a Subscription to Cypress & 5th

Cypress & 5th is a new clothing subscription service that lets you choose what you want out of an array of options pre-selected for you by a stylist. Could your wardrobe use a little variety?

The Soft Side of Endeavour: What Space Exploration Means to Me

The first time I saw Endeavour was the day I found out I was pregnant. For that, the shuttle will always have a special place in my heart.

56th Grammy Awards: Children’s Album of the Year

The Mighty Sky, our family's favorite album featuring the science of astronomy, was nominated. However, it's a fun jazz-inspired album that won the award.

OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid mission lead by professor Dante Lauretta at the University of Arizona, will carry your name into space!

Haikus On Being 9 Months Pregnant

Dressing your belly / Like Rainbow Dash does not make / You any faster.

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