Brain Bending Science + Color Chemistry Sets

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Happy Monday, friends!

So, I’m a little behind on, well, everything lately, so I’m just now hitting publish on this blog post from last Friday. It was our typical “Quinn and Mumma” day, which included a gym+swim morning as well as lots and lots of experiments throughout the day. I’ve been sharing Quinn’s love for science (I always want to write it: SCIENCE!) on Instagram Stories and have received a ton of questions about them, so I wanted to share the details in a blog post.

Prior to Christmas, we had been doing little science experiments using common household ingredients – pretty much ones that Mal and I remembered from our childhoods + a couple of new ones we had heard about on the internet, like foam slime, and Quinn really loved them. FYI: The foam slime is still a favorite in our house. It’s super easy to make and (bonus) doesn’t make a huge mess!

When family members asked what Quinn wanted for Christmas, we told them that he was really into science experiments, so he ended up receiving two sets as gifts: Crayola Color Chemistry and Brain Bending Science. Both kits are great for different reasons. The Crayola Color Chemistry set has a lot more experiments, but you typically need a few household items to complete them. The Brain Bending Science has fewer experiments, but comes with pretty much everything you need to do them. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either one!

After a morning of experiments (and playing with Cozmo), we headed to CrossFit for a workout. The combo of bike + rope climbs was exhausting! I’m definitely out of CrossFit shape right now, but I’m recommitting to fitness this week. January was INSANE with work, travel, etc., so I really haven’t worked out much in the past month or so, but I’m getting it together starting TODAY. I actually went to the 5:30 AM class at Iron Way this morning!

After class, we popped into Whole Foods for a few groceries as well as some gluten-free donut holes! 🙂

Quinn opted for a poppyseed bagel as big as his head! 🙂

Then, it was off to Goldfish for swim lessons. Quinn continues to make progress every single week, and it’s incredible to see the changes. And, of course, I love that he loves swimming so much! (Tiny Eagle got a little wet and needed a quick blow dry!)

Back at home, we ate lunch and did some more science experiments. I also organized our spice cabinet to make way for some new ones from Flavor God!

Ranch broccoli in the air fryer? OH YES!!!

The rest of the afternoon was pretty low-key. It involved a mix of experiments and laundry! 🙂  The evening concluded with wine (for the adults) and MANY rounds of Go Fish, which is another favorite activity right now. This alphabet/baby animal set is fun, and it has really helped Quinn learn all of his letters!

Question of the Day

What activity is your kiddo loving lately? 

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