From neo-natal nurse to middle school science teacher to soapmaker, Ida Friedman Kasdan's career path has been a journey filled with the love of people, nature, science, and learning. After spending a decade in nursing, she got her Master's in Biology and taught middle school science for 16 years. Throughout her work, Ida's favorite job description has been "mom," collecting memories of games, walks in the park, story times, and family holidays. As a breast cancer survivor, she delights in growing older, living each day to its fullest, and doing things she loves to do with passion. Her soapmaking studio is infused with everyone and everything that has enriched her life.