About Bio Girl

Hi!  Welcome to Bio Girl!  (I like exclamation points!) I am Sarah and I have been blogging here at Bio Girl since January of 2007 (that's over eight years but who's counting?).  At the time I started blogging, Nick and I were newly married and I was putting my Biology degree to work in an Environmental Lab here in the Bluegrass State (hence the Bio part of Bio Girl). 

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Not long after the start of this blog we decided we were ready to start a family.  The road to parenthood was not an easy one for us.  We ended up in the thick of infertility treatments before finally becoming parents to our sweet son Henry in 2009.  Not to be too sappy here, but the kid is totally the light of our lives and he owns my heart.  You might be able to tell this by how much he is talked about around here.  In 2011 we tried to add to our little family again, but it didn't work out.  We are now settled in and happily living as a family of three. (If you are interested in our infertility journey, you can find our time line here. )

In 2010 I switched jobs and started working in a soils lab at our local University.  I am not naming names or anything, but we are the kings of basketball. While working in the lab I decided to start taking classes for a Masters Degree in Public Health on the side. Just for fun. And for money.  But mostly for fun.In 2014 I switch career paths entirely and starting working in Public Health research. That research focuses on the impact of early childhood experiences.  In addition that research, I also do a little teaching for the University... just to keep things interesting.

Anyway, on this blog I talk a lot about things I enjoy, which turns out is pretty much everything.  I read a lot, I spend time with family a lot,  I take a lot of pictures.  If that sounds like stuff you might like, then I would love it if you stick around!
The Bio Girl Family, June 2012

I couldn't bring myself to take down that picture, but it is getting sorta old, so here is one from 2015


  1. If you don't mind me asking, what are you giving Ellie for arthritis?
    I have a 10 yo German Shepherd. we have started him on Rimadyl. I don't really see great results yet and it has been 2 weeks. I would love to give him some relief!! I have followed your blog for years. I found you through Jenny Coin's blog.

    1. Hi Alisha! I am replying to you here because it would not allow me to send a reply to your email address. We are actually just giving her a steroid for her arthritis right now. Other things like rimadyl are off the table for her because of her kidney issues. I will say my childhood golden was on rimadyl for several years and it was like a wonder drug for his arthritis/hip issues! I am not sure if it's one of those meds that takes awhile to work, but it worked amazingly well for him. Good luck and thanks for following along with my blog!