and welcome to my (our?) cozy little corner of the internet! I’m Emily, and I’m ever-so-happy that you’ve chosen to join me!


And who am I exactly? (Wow…that question’s pretty weighty, but I’m going to keep it simple.) I’m a 42-year-old ball of enthusiasm who is also stepmom to one of the most fabulous teenagers on the planet, wife to one stunningly amazing fella, and mom to a four-legged, 20-pound pile of feisty cuteness who goes by the name of Frank.


I adore science and math and science fiction and books and games and all sorts of nerdly delights. I’m an introvert, a liberal, a southerner (complete with accent and love of biscuits), a feminist, an atheist, a teacher, a tinkerer, a music lover, a quiet adventurer, and a volunteer.


I spend my days playing science, conquering the world of domestic bliss, creating educational products, and wrangling my family’s chaos. It’s a good life. 🙂




What Can You Expect From Me?


Oh, all sorts of things! You can expect babble about science-ing, reading, playing, tinkering, and exploring…and lots of bits of STEAMy knowledge. 🙂


More importantly, you can expect a safe space where you are loved and accepted and free to be just exactly who you are…as long as who you are isn’t being a meanie to other people. 😉


I don’t believe in the idea of being “too old” to be enthusiastic about things…or being “too enthusiastic” or “too weird.” Nope. You are 100% welcome to let your freak flag fly around here. Fly those flags, y’all!


I also believe in welcoming all of my blog friends…no matter your religion, sexuality, gender, race, age, hobbies, or favorite pizza toppings, you are welcome and safe here.




What I Expect from You…


Be kind and respectful. That’s it. 🙂 (Oh, and try to have fun!)




Comment Policy


I only have one way of dealing with hateful and nasty comments…by deleting them. I will not engage with trolls. I will not allow trolls to insult or be nasty in any way to me or the people who frequent my blog.


Of course, you are welcome to kindly and respectfully disagree with things I post and comments readers make. Disagreeing doesn’t make you a troll…being hateful and/or mean does. (But you’re not hateful and mean, are you? Of course not! This whole comment policy is probably 100% unnecessary because you’re all awesome people!)




Award & Challenge Policy


I am truly honored and flattered to be nominated for blog awards, but I will not be accepting any blog awards here at Nerd in the Brain. As I have a rather regular posting schedule planned for my blog, I also tend to decline participation in challenges.




Contacting Me


Getting in touch is super-easy! You can contact me through the Contact Page, find me on social media, or leave a comment on the blog.