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How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

With Spring arriving it is time to start Spring Cleaning your house.…

How Due Date Calculators Can Change Your Pregnancy for the Better

Learning that you are pregnant can be one of the most joyous occasions in a woman’s life. As many of us know pregnancy can happen spontaneously or after much trying.  Regardless of how a woman becomes pregnant, it is vitally important for her to know when she…

All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (142)

Studying education over a lifespan

My son started school at six weeks old. Technically it was more of a daycare situation in the beginning, but the facility was actually a school. So as he got older, they taught him a lot: I have a binder full of his work from that facility - times when he finger painted, pictures of him learning sign language before he could speak, collages that taught him about textures and lots of tracings of his hand.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 28, 2018 at 7:04am — No Comments

What's a number line?

I didn't like math in school. I was actually pretty good at math, but I didn't like it. It seemed too finite. I loved writing because there was a lot of room for interpretation, but in math there was only one answer. And I had to show my work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 19, 2018 at 6:57am — No Comments

Where My Girls At? A Message For Moms Who Have Considered...

I was searching for the words over the weekend to share something that I was not sure if I should even share at all. Then, the more I thought about it the more it became clear to me that I had to. Because sometimes the very thing thing we…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on February 5, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments

When you could really use some guidance

I was listening to some parents chat about the relationship their teenagers have with their school guidance counselor. These parents were describing one-on-one meetings, advice given about extra classes and lots of phone calls to schools for college-bound students.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2018 at 7:01am — No Comments

That Moment My Son Caught Me Off Guard And I Totally Wasn’t Ready

Have you ever found yourself betwixt the intense snares of a worthy competitor during a game of I Declare War, Who Sank My Battle Ship or Connect Four, who’s challenging your every move with statements that will make you second…

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Added by Niedria Kenny on January 3, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

12 Unexpected Units Of Measurement To Teach Your Kids

How can you make science education more fun? Well, how about introducing some of the weird and wacky units of measurement that tend to be excluded from regular science lessons?

There’s not an ounce of fun in a centimeter, while miles-per-hour can induce a gallon of yawns. But across humankind’s long history of measuring stuff, we’ve come up with a few funnier ways to count, tot-up and otherwise quantify the world around us.

You can catch your kid’s attention with the ‘Mickey’,…

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Added by Marilyn on October 4, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments

Tips For Finding A Suitable Job For Moms Returning To Work

Most 21st-century mothers have at one time had to make a decision that would permanently impact her career and her family routine. After the maternity hiatus, the choice of returning to the workforce becomes more complex with so many moving parts…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 14, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

How Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Can Impact Children's Learning

Education, and the way teachers interact with their pupils, is constantly in a state of flux as institutions look to implement new technologies, research and policies into their own practices. 

Take the computer as a prominent example. As computing power became more proficient and affordable, many schools and universities looked to integrate the new technology into the classrooms, offering students and teachers a new way of accessing and interacting with the curriculum. 

Today,…

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Added by Jane Johntson on September 5, 2017 at 11:19am — No Comments

Thinking in future terms

My son is seven. He has long legs and has developed strong arms from swimming. He has soft, floppy, light brown hair and dark brown eyes. There is a smattering of freckles under his eyes and across his nose from spending summer outside. He laughs easily and often.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 26, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Five Characteristics of High-Quality Preschool

When my son turned two-and-half, I started looking at preschools. I had a great experience in preschool, which I credit with igniting my love of learning, so naturally, I wanted to share that love with my son. I thought, I had found the perfect preschool. The school was…
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Added by Lorë Phillips on May 5, 2017 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Creative Writing for Children as an Effective Instrument for Using Their Imagination

In today’s world creativity is an incredibly important skill. That’s not just because we need more artist (though we do) it’s also because even non-artistic pursuits can benefit a huge amount from having a more creative understanding of the world. This is because creativity isn’t just art, it is also problem solving and re-evaluating situations to realize there is a problem in the first place.

For that reason, any attempt to boost our children’s creativity should be applauded.…

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Added by Nelma Lumme on April 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls by Shadow Bregman

What a wonderful book for children. Not only is it cleverly written by a worldly black Labrador called Shadow, of course kindly penned by his human daddy Walter Bregman, but it contains some important life lessons for children to learn, and other dogs of course as long as…

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Added by Susan Keefe on March 21, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments

The know-it-all in our household

I have made two key points very clear to my son over the past year:

  1. Mommy is not an octopus.
  2. Mommy does not know everything.

The first concept is an acknowledgement that I can't do everything at once, so if he sees me…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 13, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments

Becoming the teacher's pet (when you are a parent)

Right before Valentine's Day, I received several brightly colored pieces of paper letting me know that parents were invited into the classroom to secretly decorate their child's desk for February 14.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 3, 2017 at 6:58am — 2 Comments

'Connect With Nature Through Art' Cave Paintings

This week, at the ‘Connect With Nature Through Art’ class, learned all about cave paintings. We made paint with dirt and butter and we even played shadow tag at the end.

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Added by Merissa Hatch on September 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

She's growing up too fast

I can still remember the day the nuns and teachers separated the girls and the boys in seventh grade to cover sex education. In retrospect, it was probably worse for the boys, since the monsignor was brought into the school to talk to them. We girls at least had the female science teacher in addition to the nuns.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 6, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

At University with a Baby

When I was about two weeks into my pregnancy with Bobby, I was made redundant from a job that I had been in for nearly three years. Believing (perhaps wrongly) that I wouldn't be able to get another job in my current condition, I didn't look for anything else, deciding instead to look…

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Added by Steph on April 18, 2016 at 5:15am — No Comments

9 Ways To Help Your Child Get Better Grages

Parents want their children to excel in all aspects of life especially studies. The standard of education has climbed to a very high level in the past few years. Things that were taught in fourth grade are now part of second grade's syllabus. Some children find it hard to cope with the…

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Added by Mamoona on April 12, 2016 at 7:10am — No Comments

Why you should seriously consider taking online classes

Why shouldn’t more people take online classes? Young mothers do not have a lot of time on their hands, but they do get snippets of time during the day when they are at a loose end. They may watch TV or try to steal a little time with a lover, but instead they could take online classes and cement a better future for themselves and their children.

 It…

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Added by Linda Craig on February 26, 2016 at 5:46am — No Comments

Fun and safe online places for kids

Kids are starting to use laptops, tablets, and smartphones on a daily basis. Even before they know how to read or write, kids know how to play the video games. However, not all of the online games are safe and a good place for them to develop. If your child is spending time playing some of these ten games, you have nothing to worry about.…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on February 13, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments

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