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How to Stay Stylish as a Busy Mom

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Helpful Hints
When you are juggling a million errands a day, have a long list of jobs to do, and perhaps additionally work a full time or part time job as well, it can be all-too-easy to feel overstretched. As a mom, you take on many roles every day, and sometimes it

5 Interesting Ways to Use Wood in Your Home

by Editorial Team August 22nd, 2018| Helpful Hints
Wood is one of the best materials to use in the home for a number of reasons. It’s highly sustainable, can be adapted to suit many rooms and purposes and is durable and long-lasting. In the USA the majority of homes themselves are made of wood, though this can pose

5 Things to Try for a Zen Mind

by Editorial Team July 25th, 2018| Helpful Hints
When we think about stress, we often think about the physical facet of it and forget or ignore the mental or emotional parts. But the truth of the matter is that the latter is as important, sometimes even more so when it comes to our wellbeing. You can’t achieve

Don’t Let Your Hairstyle Make You Look 10 Years Older – Hot Styles for Savvy Moms

by Editorial Team January 8th, 2018| Helpful Hints
Banana clips are really convenient for keeping your hair out of your face, but when you pair them with feathered bangs you look like something straight out of the 1980s. The same goals for bowl haircuts, or chunky blonde highlights that were made famous by the ‘Friends’ characters. Most women
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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
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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
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