This is probably leaning a little more “mommy bloggy” than the usual posts to this page, so thanks for indulging me. I guess that today, Milo’s birthday, is making me pause and think about being a mom in the context of this “Science Moms” project. Ultimately, he and his brother are (obviously) two of the biggest reasons for this film’s existence.
Like every parent, I have many hopes for my children - happiness, good health, fulfilling relationships...all that stuff. Back when I read the #Moms4GMOs letter, I realized another hope for my children, one that would start with me as a parent. I hope that my children grow up embracing facts over fear, developing a positive relationship with food, medicine, and the environment. “Science Moms” was, at first, just a working title for a short film, but I’ve since embraced it as a catch-all term for the kind of parent that I want to be for my children. I want to help them think critically, and ask questions, while also being able to look with awe at the beauty of the world around them.
So here’s to 3, Milo. You’re awesome. And I’m looking forward to the 4th year of being your “Science Mom.” (That was cheesy as fuck. Sorry guys.)