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How Mompreneurs Can Open Their Own Beauty Business

by Editorial Team December 30th, 2015| Helpful Hints
We all know that being a mother is the toughest job any woman can have. But an even tougher course is being both a mother and a student. However, just because the mother/student course is hard to master, it does not mean that the time spent in classrooms and simulated

Learn to Stay in Love (Updated)

by Editorial Team August 2nd, 2013| Elementary, Helpful Hints
One of our own parenting specialists, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, is now offering an online course --Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success. If you like Dr. Bonnie's answers to our Parenting Predicaments, you'll love her advice on building a solid bond with your partner.

She says,

The Fatherhood Games

by Ronald A. Rowe March 28th, 2012| Helpful Hints, Tweens
I am officially the father of a Tween now. I was spared the whole Twilight ordeal because my children were too young to care about some mopey girl and her Vampire / Werewolf suitors. But The Hunger Games? That's a whole other story.

My now

Public Speaking

by Ronald A. Rowe December 23rd, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
Sometimes, you try everything you can think of to inspire or educate your child and it still doesn't work. But sometimes -- not so often, but sometimes -- you stumble on something by accident that really gets the job done.

My ten-year-old son is a fearless public speaker. He'll get

Football and Life Lessons

by Ronald A. Rowe November 11th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
It's one of those things that everyone knows but no one really comes out and says out loud. The coach's son gets to be the quarterback. Not always. If there's another player who is much, much better, he'll usually get the job. But if it's anywhere close, the coach's

The 11 Rules Part 1

by Ronald A. Rowe October 14th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
You know that famous speech given by Bill Gates to a high school graduating class where he outlines 11 things that kids need to know but won't learn in school? Turns out that never happened. It's an internet legend, fostered by people with WAAAY too much time on their

Prioritizing Elementary Activities

by Ronald A. Rowe September 30th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
Football. Chess club. Chorus. Band. Drama club. Piano lessons.

If you've got an elementary or junior high school student, you probably have a similar list of obligations. How do you prioritize among them? School work comes first. That one's easy. I think we can all agree that the extra-curricular activities

Oregon Scientific Barbie Junior Laptop

by T Akery September 26th, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
The Oregon Scientific Barbie Junior Laptop is a toy that appeals mainly to girls. It is pink and purple and decked out with plastic jewelry on the case. It has a convenient handle and is designed to flip open like a laptop.

While it is geared toward three years of

Vtech Kidizoom Cameras

by T Akery September 16th, 2011| Helpful Hints, Product reviews
Vtech Kidizoom cameras are one of the more innovative toys out on the market. Since giving your child your cell phone to take pictures inevitably leads to certain disaster, this is the perfect way for your child to dabble in the world of photography and take things from their

Children of Conviction

by Ronald A. Rowe September 2nd, 2011| Elementary, Helpful Hints
The other day my 10-year-old son came home from school and reported that his friends laughed at him because he didn't know who Eminem is. That unpleasant interaction brings to mind the age-old quandary - where is the line between keeping our children above the influence and keeping them

Paper Dolls

by T Akery August 31st, 2011| Helpful Hints, Preschool
Paper dolls are a very old school toy that has never really gone out of style for little girls. Even now, little girls are just as fascinated with the concept as they were years ago.

Paper dolls started out relatively modestly. They were a creative and cheap way to give

Crayola Washable Paint

by T Akery August 18th, 2011| Helpful Hints, Preschool
Practically every kid loves to paint. However, you can rarely find paint that doesn't come in those little ovals. Instead, Crayola Washable Paint comes in 2 oz plastic bottles of paint. There are 10 bottles to the pack. They come in the shades of red, blue, and green along
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