One of the first blog friends I made after I started networking my site was Trisha.  Over the course of time, her blog has molded into a terrific resource for moms who want to get involved creatively with their child's education. Her blog constantly offers fun and interactive science lessons for mommy and child.  It really is an inspiration -- pun fully intended!

In addition to all that, she is a woman after God's own heart and is constantly encouraging me to live out my faith. She's incredibly supportive -- not only through her words, but through her actions. I could not be more thankful to her for sponsoring our mission trip to India as a Featured Ad on my blog.  

Thank you Trisha!

::Visit her Blog::

In one sentence, describe your blog for my readers!

At Inspiration Laboratories, I write about kid activities (science, reading, learning through play, art, and crafts) as well as thoughts on various topics (my faith, design ideas, the occasional craft for grown-ups, and recipes).

I love that you call you're blog inspiration laboratories.  What inspired you to start your blog?

I actually just wrote about where I get my inspiration, [here] I think my friend, Karen, was the one who first encouraged me to start blogging though.  She said I should share the things I did with Aiden with other people.  Before staying home with my son, I was a high school science teacher.  I love writing and creating lessons.  Now I get to do that for my son.

That's really great. I love how you share so many ideas on your blog of how to get interactive with your little boy and teach him through play!  How has being a mom changed you?

Instead of waking up to an alarm clock every morning, I wake up to his voice - that's so much more pleasant. :)  
I would not consider myself a worrier.  I usually am good about trusting God and knowing that he will take care of me.  This has been more difficult since becoming a mom.  Aiden is our second child.  We lost our first baby just 6 weeks into the pregnancy.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to have children.  I trusted God and knew he had a plan.  My husband and I had always talked about the possibility of adopting so I accepted that.  When I was pregnant with Aiden, I had a rough time at the beginning and thought I might lose him, too.  Everything turned out fine, but the worry was there.  I've learned that moms just worry about their kids.  Are they eating enough?  Are they growing enough?  Are they doing everything they are supposed to be doing?  

I can definitely relate to some of that.  As a Christian, what scriptures would you say God has used most in your life?

Lately, I've been holding onto 1 Peter 5:6-7 "And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you."  It reminds me of the importance of talking to God and letting Him take care of things.  
2 Corinthians 12:9 speaks to me as well. "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." This verse is a part of the passage (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) where Paul asks God to remove the thorn in his flesh. God responds in verse 9 that His grace is sufficient. He is enough. And Paul was satisfied with that answer. A pastor shared a special sermon on this passage. My husband and I have been praying for help with a decision we were contemplating. During the sermon we know our answer.

Is there anything else you'd like to share with my readers?

I just want to encourage everyone to be mindful of mission opportunities that are around them.  Kerrie, your blog sets a great example of showing people how to live life on a mission.  There are so many ways to be a part of mission work (small everyday gestures, local projects, and foreign missions just to name a few).  If anyone feels led to donate to Kerrie and Wade's mission trip to India, they shouldn't hesitate.

I promise I did not ask her to say that! Trisha you are SO sweet :) See what I mean about her being super supportive??  I really hope you will go by her blog and leave her some love!

Again, if you would like to sponsor our trip to India as a Featured Ad donor for June, please email me at