Building Up My Budding Engineers with GoldieBlox

I have never been scared of a little hard work. Tackling a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry, I plowed full steam ahead to Graduate School. After graduating with a Master of Science in Biology, I landed my dream job in a Government laboratory.  As I worked my way up the career ladder, I got married and had two beautiful daughters.  Life was great.

And then it happened.  Budget cuts.  And with the budget, went my job.

My daughters saw me at the lowest point of my life as I struggled to figure out what was next for me and how I would support my family.  I took a job as a Secretary in order to get my foot in the door of a place that I could see a future.  At age 40, I was starting over, dusting myself off and climbing the ladder….again.  Two years later, the hard work and determination paid off and I am better than ever.

I am hoping that my two daughters will take something away from watching me climb the ladder not once but twice in a male dominated field. From not giving up and believing in myself, I was able to transform my situation and I hope I made them proud. But more importantly, I hope that I have showed them how to have pride in yourself and not let circumstance define your self worth.  Look fear in the face and create your own destiny!

Needless to say, I am a huge supporter of getting my girls involved in science and math activities. Solving problems can make you feel powerful and GoldieBlox helps them achieve that feeling while having fun.

In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math, girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8.  Construction toys develop an early interest in these subjects, but for over a hundred years, they’ve been considered “boys’ toys.” GoldieBlox is determined to change the equation. We aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.

My girls got to try their hand at the GoldieBlox and The Builder’s Survival Kit which retails for $59.99. With over 190 piece, GoldieBlox Diary of Inventions tells a story with included prompts for girls to complete Goldie’s projects along the way. My older daughter tackled the Go-Cart while my younger worked on Nacho’s Dog House. Both were all smiles as they completed their task and couldn’t wait to show off the finished product. As a Mom, I loved watching my daughters disconnect from their electronics and not only take an interest in Goldie’s storyline, but enjoy the hands on problem solving as they worked together to find the correct pieces needed for the projects.

GoldieBlox would make a great Easter gift, birthday present or Summer activity for your budding engineer or scientist.  Use code Spring2015-9f63aetc to get 20% off your GoldieBlox purchase before April 5th!  Want to win a GoldieBlox Action Figure and Builder’s Starter Kit of your own? Enter below:

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Comments

  1. Katherine says:

    By example and just keep encouraging them

  2. Cynthia C says:

    I give positive feedback on their efforts and encourage them.

  3. I try to encourage them along the way and we celebrate when they reach their goal.

  4. courtney b says:

    I try to always tell my daughter to NOT say she “Cant” she always says it and it drives me nuts!!! you can do anything you put your mind to!!!

  5. PuffyBiggler says:

    I would like to think I taught my child to preserve and have the determination to reach her goals by providing an example throughout her childhood. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Kristen says:

    I believe the best way is by example!

  7. christine j says:

    I try to teach my kids instead of getting frustrated or giving up to take a break and think about a different approach to the problem

  8. Erica B. says:

    Have them keep trying to obtain goals.

  9. Stephanie Larison says:

    Keep telling her she can do it, even when it seems hard, she’ll get through it with faith and hard work.

  10. Richard Hicks says:

    Constantly remind them to never give up on their goals

  11. Laurie Emerson says:

    I do it by telling them of all them times when I did not accomplish what I wanted to to on the first few times but after trying I finally did.

  12. Tina Reynolds says:

    I encourage them and share postive rewards we celebrate things to make them feel extra special

  13. vickie turner says:

    by example

  14. I teach them by example and highlight examples of people who haven’t given up on their dreams or goals.

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