Archive for August, 2011

How To: Organize by Creating a “Home Bible” Directory

Getting Organized with a Home Bible Directory

My friend, Aloha Mom, asked me to write about organization, particularly on how to make things easier for working moms.  That was about 6 months ago, so clearly I am not that organized.  But during the last two weeks, I have been ticking off those things on my personal “To Do” list like annual medical appointments and other yearly pain-in-the-neck errands that I realized the value of the “Home Bible” I created a few years ago for myself. Read more…

A Workbook for Dyslexics

Workbook to Help Kids with Dyslexia

I came across this and wanted to share it.  The url is: Read more…

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Best Beauty and Skin Care Products from Into The Gloss

Best Beauty Products Fashion Insiders Rave About

I find that now that I am of a certain age (ahem … mid forties), I am experimenting with serums, night creams and the like and also, in general, trying to take better care of my skin. It’s overwhelming, however, to figure out what the best products are for me. Read more…

Summer Math Slide? Time to Take Action!

 Math Milestones of Concepts that Build

These are the areas that milestones for kids to master.

a)  Math Facts for 4th Graders – Difficulty in understanding division leads to challenges with understanding factors and fractions, key to middle school math.  Weakness if these areas result in the student not getting most algebra concepts. Read more…

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What Are Your Kids Reading This Summer? Win Prizes by Sharing!

Summer Reading for Kids to Win Prizes

When BlogFrog asked me if I wanted to get involved with Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club promoting their kids’ Summer Reading Series campaign, it was a no brainer. I love this stuff! Summer reading lists? That is  right up my alley. What is even better is that my readers will get a chance to win prizes just for sharing what their kids will be reading this summer. I’m interested in knowing. Sharing this info is a great way to discover new great books. Just like the Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club! Read more…

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Top 10: Best Middle Eastern American Children’s Books

Best Multicultural Books for Kids on the Middle East

In honor of Ramadan, I wanted to offer a book list to help bridge an understanding between Muslins and people of other faiths. It’s actually taken me more than a year to assemble this book list as I am not familiar with this topic. I hope that you will share your favorite books and I will add to this list.

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How To: Save Money on Back to School Shopping

Back to School Savings

It was fortunate that today I met with Capability:Mom for a few minutes before our client meeting. We do social media consulting together and we are having so much fun that it hardly feels like work. I told her I needed some back  to school shopping savings ideas and she rattled of a ton of great ones so fast I could barely keep up. She likes CouponMom whose blog has now become a small enterprise with 14 staff members! I know that she also researched backpacks extensively last summer. Read more…

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15 Most Famous College Libraries in the World (from Associated Degree)

Best College Libraries World-Wide

When I was a student at Harvard, I was unhappily studying as a premed and so tried to avoid studying as much as possible. One reliable method was to go to a library and take a nap. This worked pretty well except sometimes I snored. Finding the right library became a past time my boyfriend and I enjoyed as a procrastination technique. We knew there were a zillion libraries on campus — 90 is what Wikipedia says — and we’d hunt down a different library every day. Read more…

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How To: Apply Early Decision To Get Into College

How to Get into College through Early Decision

My niece did not get into her top choice college this past year.  It was a little devastating for everyone in our extended family because she was the kid who read, and very well at that, at age 3.  Instead, she is attending her safety school.  Thank god for the safety  school!  It turns out that the safety school is a state school so it’s well priced, but it doesn’t get her out of Ohio, where much effort and money was spent in touring her around Harvard and sending her to fancy boarding camps at both Wellesley College and Yale. Read more…