All Blog Posts Tagged 'education' (104)

Stay in school, kids

As my son and I waited way too long to get a prescription filled the other day, an older gentleman started chatting with us. He remarked that my son was being very patient, and he asked my son how old he was. My son replied politely. (Proud Mommy moment.) My son then volunteered the information that he was allowed to talk to strangers but not leave…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 16, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

Are You Thinking of Attending a Blogging Conference in the Future?

I have added a new resource to She Does Business – the 2015 Blogging Conference page.  I hope it will be your go-to resource if you decide to attend a blogging conference in the future!

There are literally thousands of professional conferences that happen every year.   Is it worth your time and money to attend one?  The answer is –…

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Added by Brandi on November 15, 2014 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Let's talk about sex again

My son has an imaginary wife. And he loves to tell me stories about her.



Her name is Captain Flamers. She is a cowgirl and she was sick for a long time, but he took good care of her until she was better. She and he like to ride horses together.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 12, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

Join Us For An Amazing New Experience That Could Transform Education!

     My life has been filled with chaos, joy, grandchildren, children, animals, students, writing intermingled with walks along the beach and hikes through the mountains. None of this has turned my life upside down like my latest endeavor! We have a wonderful conference in its 2nd year coming up this April in Minneapolis, MN. It is designed to bring creatives (musicians, artists and writers) together with brain experts and educators. I can't believe how amazing this…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on November 4, 2014 at 11:21am — No Comments

New Take On Meals

Have you ever heard of Coursera? You just might want to look into it, especially for stay-at-home moms! 

My mother recently went back to college so that she can get her Masters degree. One of her classes required her to watch a video, and on that video, she discovered Coursera. Without hesitation, she…

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Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Footing the bill for college

A decade from now when my son does an Internet search on me and comes across this blog, I want him to read this post in which I state the following:

I love you, and I am not footing your entire college bill.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Who is smarter in your marriage?

My husband and I have different educational backgrounds. I really enjoyed all my years of school, made excellent grades and went off to complete college in less than four years. My husband's experience was different as he doesn't have many fond memories of classes.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Nickle and diming the kids

My son is a picky dresser.



I've not been allowed to pick out his clothing for at least two years. Yes, I supply him with enough neutral pants/shorts so he generally matches, but it is quite clear that I am not allowed to pick out his shirts. If he needs new clothes, then he is picking them…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 30, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Falling in love 101

When my son sees two people kissing, he often says, "Those two people are kissing and then they will go and get married." Evidently my sex talks with him have paid off. (Just kidding.) When I ask him about the leap from kissing to married, he shows me the various wedding pictures of my husband and I kissing right before we tied the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

My state gets a D; what about yours?

I work for a really great company. As mentioned before, I really love my coworkers, my work keeps me busy and I really appreciate the level of support and understanding that I receive on my team. We are able to work from home if we have a sick child or adjust…
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Added by Lauren Markman on July 8, 2014 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

On Raising a Bilingual Child

THE-BILINGUAL-BABY

Do you feel the intense pressure to make sure that your child knows how to speak his/her mother tongue?

Because I do.

I remember that even when I was pregnant, my family members would continuously remind me about the importance of Olive learning how to speak her native Chinese. I never really thought too much about it – I didn’t think it would be too…

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Added by Jody Che on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Life in large families

I have one child. That's it. Because I have one child, studies tell me that because he is the eldest (and the only), he will be very mature before his time, as he primarily interacts with my husband and myself. Recent research also indicates that if he were born female, he…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 21, 2014 at 6:40am — 5 Comments

They keep changing the math

In my nightmares, I am sitting at a too-small desk, faced with a series of computations. I have to solve for x...but I have no idea how to do the work.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Standardized Testing, TCAP, Common Core and Why it All Sucks.

The TCAP standardized tests (aka the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) have finally wrapped up for the school year.

Have you seen the clip from the Stephen Colbert's Report yet? (You can find it here.) Kind of sums up how I feel about Common Core and the testing procedures. He just doesn't swear as much as I do when I talk about them. Because they are completely &#$*%@*…

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Added by Dawn K Rutt on May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How much homework is too much?

My son has been in school since he was 6 weeks old - not daycare, but a school with curriculum and accreditation and the works. Sure it was all fun and games as he focused his young energy on learning how to walk and talk, but once he hit the age of two, the homework started.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 8, 2014 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

It's time to start an honest conversation about money

It will start with three jars.

The first jar will be spending money - for candy and small toys that fall into the "want it now" category.

The second jar will be saving money and we'll stick a picture of whatever he is saving up for on the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 28, 2014 at 6:38am — 2 Comments

GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



GIVE ME A CALL SOMETIME!



Those pleasantries that we all learn as we get older.  Those short pat answers and replies that flow off of our tongues.  Right about now you may be wondering what I am talking about and are about to move on to the next post but I ask you to continue reading, you will see yourself soon or maybe you won’t.

Scene one:  Someone has received bad news, it may be health related or…

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Added by Cindi Walton on December 31, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

The ramblings of a Nana

To the moon and back

11/20/2013…

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Added by Cindi Walton on November 20, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Why some parents stop saving for college and start saving for day care instead

My son loves his school. In an affectionate, nurturing environment, he learns socialization skills, masters safety scissors and learns insanely adorable songs. Because of the amazing teachers at his school, he can tell me who Johnny Appleseed is, can identify all his continents on a map, and gets plenty of exercise. We do his homework together every week to strengthen the concepts he learns there. I love his school and his fearless…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments

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