January 22, 2010

Farewell to Slime

 Science Explorers has been such a fun adventure these last three and a half years.  It started as a challenge, really.  Could I actually start my own small business in New York City?!  Hands on science classes were hard to come by and I knew a lot of kids/parents who were interested.  I did a lot of foot work while largely pregnant with Isabella, taught one class and learned a lot.  By the time she was 4 months old I was teaching 7 classes a week.  It required so much physical, mental and emotional stamina I burned out.

After weighing different options I reduced my work load and only offered science birthday parties.  It was so much fun!  And did not require constant care, like the classes did.  Now with two wee ones it is time to completely dump the load, let it go and maybe look at it again later.  Later, as in, when I sleep at night, as in, when I'm not completely exhausted with the energy required to adore and love my little ones.  Oh, how I love them, and look forward to dedicating all my time to them.

Some fun things that came because of all this business stuff:
~Approached by Martha Stewart's people to possibly do a segment on her show.
~Approached by Scholastic to work on a hands on science book.
~Did a party for Maude Blair, DesignMom's daughter.
~Nominated for Best Party Entertainer in New York City by Parents Connect.
~Did a party for the son of Sara Ruffin Costello (formerly of Domino magazine) and Paul Costello (amazing photographer).  I would love to see the photos he took of the event.
~Did a party for AlphaMom's son
~Went to many amazing apartments in the city.
~Met and worked with some wonderful people.

It's hard to say goodbye to something that has been so good to me.  But I know, if the time is right, I can do it all over again...maybe even better!


  1. Wow! What a successful little business you had going. I'm sure it was great fun, too. I would have loved to see one of your parties. Science can be so much fun... especially with little kids who get so into it. I also know that "science" can take a lot of time to organize and prepare for. You've made a good albeit difficult decision. A little extra sleep and a little more time with sweet Bella and Oliver are both very good things.

  2. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Great Choice! Good timing! I suspect it will come back to you later even in greater abundance. Those that benefit now? My grandchildren! Thanks! Dad

  3. It's so hard to say farewell to something you love doing. Good for you--I admire your choice.

  4. I'm so appreciative of your comments over on my blog. I'm even more appreciative that you would put something on hold that you love for something you love even more - your kids!

    Man, though, I'm sad to just discover you when you're putting your science "gig" on the shelf . . . I've got some kids who would love, love, love you!
    (and speaking of love, I LOVE the movie Cold Comfort Farm . . . haven't seen many people with that on their favorites list! Awesome.)

  5. Ok.. you never told me you were approached by Martha Stewart!!!! Hmmm Who is the fabulous one here? I think it's you!!! xoxo

  6. at least you did something even if it was short lived---the story of young mothers. what an awesome business!

  7. I'm impressed. You are big time. And inspiring.


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