Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy
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Turn your great room into a classroom

When my girls were pint-sized, I couldn't stand the thought of sending them to a pre-school each day that was barely meeting their needs, yet eating up my entire paycheck.  I literally stayed up countless sleepless nights wondering how I would fix this problem-- until one night I came up with a solution. I hired a fantastic teacher to come into our house to do educational hands-on activities with our girls.  This came at a small cost at first, and then we added a couple of other families into…See More
Nov 4, 2011
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"Moms: Struggling with the ever-rising cost of childcare? You're not alone. Take two minutes to read about the solution http://bit.ly/pmMf0a"
Nov 2, 2011
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"The most competent Moms know when to seek and accept advice. @CollegeMoms #Education http://bit.ly/qwUZsR"
Oct 19, 2011
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A Common Conundrum for Parents: Childcare Expenses that Drain your Pocketbook

http://www.meritworld.com/I can empathize with new parents when they talk about the seemingly-impossible task of finding great schooling that doesn’t break the bank.  Sending your preschooler off is hard enough emotionally, and becomes even more challenging when factor in your requirements: you want it to be a stimulating, educational, and reliable start and a comfortable place for your kids to be while you are at work.  For most options,…See More
Oct 17, 2011
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Who are we blogging to anyway? Is anyone out there???

I love the blogosphere, and since you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you do too!  Blogging is a terrific way to have a discussion with perfect strangers about topics that bring us together.  Perfect example: here we are at MomBloggersClub.com. . . we are all here for one reason: we are mothers seeking information, wanting to share information, and looking for a way to connect with one another.  We are a…See More
Oct 11, 2011
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy posted a discussion

Restore Order and Organization in your Life!

This guide takes mothers through all the steps they’ll need to restore order and organization to their life and the lives of those around them. The program emphasizes time management, careful planning, and ongoing communication with family and coworkers. Available now on Amazon, Kindle and Nook! See More
Sep 20, 2011
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Win Scholarships and Get Into Your Dream School!

Thanks to budget cuts, California’s higher education system is going through tough times, and students from across the state are feeling the strain. We’ve already gone over the fact that the UC’s are now admitting a lower percentage of residents, which means that their ever-higher admissions standards are only getting more so for Californians. It’s becoming harder and harder to stand out. These days, with the abundance of AP and Honors classes offered at many high schools, a 3.6 GPA or even a…See More
Jul 12, 2011
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The Curious Case of Babymoons

It used to be that a “babymoon” referred to the period of time that parents spent bonding with a newborn baby, but in recent years, people have instead been using it to describe a vacation that expectant parents take before the baby arrives. Whether it’s Natalie Portman or French First Lady Carla Bruni, the recent uptick in celebrity babymoons has been making more and more Americans aware of this phenomenon. The implication behind it, of course, is that once your baby arrives, life as you know…See More
Jul 6, 2011
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Jun 29, 2011
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Jun 3, 2011
diana hampo replied to Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy's discussion 'Entitled children'
"You are so right on target.  It drives me crazy when high school kids have much much nicer cars than their parents(pardon the pun).   And the children don't even realize there's something wrong with the picture."
Jan 24, 2011
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy posted a discussion

Entitled children

After a long week of working with teens, I've decided to write a book about America's entitled children.  I don't plan to degrade our youth but I hope to bring awareness that we (all of us who strive to give to our children what we didn't receive as children ourselves) need to get our children involved in the family, neighborhood, community, and society.  Rather than giving our children material goods, we should be guiding them to want more than material things -- the exhilarating feeling you…See More
Jan 21, 2011
Jamie Seger and Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy are now friends
Jan 15, 2010
Erica replied to Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy's discussion 'Rate me - Kudos to Anyone Who Can Really Rip it Apart' in the group Rate My Blog
"Hello Susan, Clicking on the above link takes me to an invalid mombloggersclub page... I just typed your url into a new window and found it just fine. Your content matter is pertinent, reads well and is informative. The downside that I see is that…"
Sep 14, 2009
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy replied to Nadia's discussion 'New blog and would love to see your blog'
"Always happy to start following another blog! www.collegeadvisory,net"
Sep 10, 2009
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy posted a discussion

Secret to getting your child into Top Colleges!

Besides GPAs (grades) and SAT/ACT (standardized tests) scores, what are top-ranked college admissions officers looking for in their incoming students? They're looking for outstanding, curious, interesting students. Long gone are the days of recruiting bookworms and science nerds. Colleges want to build a class of students who are bright and innovative. That's why doing a project is the best kept secret to getting your child into the best colleges.By doing an independent project -- not something…See More
Sep 10, 2009

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College Adivsors
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http://www.collegeadvisory.net
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Meritworld
Twitter URL
http://www.twitter.com/meritedconsult
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http://www.meritworld.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
In 1984, I became pregnant with my first daughter Nicole. After the initial excitement, I became overwhelmed about the prospect of sending my daughter to the terrible public schools in our district, which had just had their budgets cut. Being an educator myself, I was in contact with some of the teachers. I knew how bad the textbooks were, how large the classes were, and how incoherent the curriculum was. Even though she wasn’t born yet, I was worried about how my daughter was to be educated.

Now I am the Director at Merit Educational Consultants. Merit is a college Advisory looking to connect with parents that want to get their kids into selective colleges. Merit offers services such as test prep, 4 year plans, interview skills, personal statements, resume building, appeal letters, and ProjectMERIT. ProjectMERIT is a program where students use real world skills to develop a project that benefits the community. I also run a K-12 program that focuses on one-to-one teaching.
What is your blogging philosophy?
Comment to one as one would like to be commented on. Focus on content and blog with integrity, expressing my opinion and sharing my thoughts.
I have been blogging since...
2008

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A Common Conundrum for Parents: Childcare Expenses that Drain your Pocketbook

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

http://www.meritworld.com/

I can empathize with new parents when they talk about the seemingly-impossible task of finding great schooling that doesn’t break the bank.  Sending your preschooler off is hard enough emotionally, and becomes even more challenging when factor in your requirements: you want it to be a stimulating, educational, and reliable start and a comfortable place for your kids to be while you are at work.…

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Who are we blogging to anyway? Is anyone out there???

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I love the blogosphere, and since you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you do too!  Blogging is a terrific way to have a discussion with perfect strangers about topics that bring us together.  Perfect example: here we are at MomBloggersClub.com. . . we are all here for one reason: we are mothers seeking information, wanting to share…
Continue

Win Scholarships and Get Into Your Dream School!

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

Thanks to budget cuts, California’s higher education system is going through tough times, and students from across the state are feeling the strain. We’ve already gone over the fact that the UC’s are now admitting a lower percentage of residents, which means that their ever-higher admissions standards are only getting more so for Californians. It’s becoming harder and harder to stand out. These days, with the abundance of AP and Honors classes offered at many high schools, a 3.6 GPA or even…

Continue

The Curious Case of Babymoons

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

It used to be that a “babymoon” referred to the period of time that parents spent bonding with a newborn baby, but in recent years, people have instead been using it to describe a vacation that expectant parents take before the baby arrives. Whether it’s Natalie Portman or French First Lady Carla Bruni, the recent uptick in celebrity babymoons has been making more and more Americans aware of this phenomenon. The implication behind it, of course, is that once your baby arrives, life as you…

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The Wisdom of Letting Kids Fail

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

I think that many Americans have known for a long time that indulgent, Helicopter-style parenting leads to entitled children. Of course, when it’s spelled out that way, the truth seems implicit and obvious, but it’s a truth that’s been lost on a generation of middle class parents who only wanted their children to avoid all of the discomforts that they experienced, and to have all of the advantages that they never had. While that sentiment is certainly one that anyone can empathize with, it…

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At 10:16pm on June 25, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 9:21am on August 6, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 8:03pm on September 8, 2009, Molly said…
hey Susan...I started following you, your blog is just what I need, since my son is off to kindergarten in the morning!!! www.imasleeperbaker.blogspot.com
 
 
 

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