Archive for September, 2012

women who shine, Yahoo Shine, Jennifer Price, Principal Newton North High School

Women Who Make A Difference: Yahoo Shine!

Women Who Shine! Jennifer Price

Can you imagine how competitive it is to apply to college these days? My friends and I joke about how we would not get in to our alma mater if we had to apply now. It’s no joke though. Demographics are making colleges more difficult to get into. More kids are applying as a percentage and there was spike in applicants as mini-baby boom of college applicants applied in the last few years. Read more…
PragmaticMom pitching tent,

Girl Power: BlogHer vs Sleep Away Camp

Girl Power Weekends: Blogger vs Camper

I had two weeks of back to back girl power weekends which is strange for me because I hardly ever go away by myself. Both events were new to me. Both were 3 days. Both were overnight trips. Both were in the vicinity of New York. What were they and how did they compare? Read more…

Dr. Laura Jana, chores and self esteem, chores and allowance

Why Chores Build Self Esteem

The Importance of Chores for Kids

If students learn that they can make their own socks (grow their own food, build their own computers, etc.), they also have learned that there isn’t much that they cannot do. In learning of this kind, students self-produce self-esteem. Read more…

Vanita Cyril, SEO course, mommy bloggers

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog

SEO Class for Mommy Bloggers

Now that I am 7 lessons deep into Vanita’s course, I feel qualified to say that things are starting to make sense. Read more…

dog book, dogs book, book about dogs,

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know (And I Don’t Want to Know Either)

Dog Book Misses Mark for Middle Grade Kids

Dear Human,

Your dog probably puzzles you. Most of us do that. And most of us would like to keep things as they are: humans in the dark, dogs with the upper hand. Read more…

Personal Finance For Kids with Save/Spend/Donate

Teaching Kids About Money

It’s great that schools are now emphasizing the need to teach financial literacy in the classroom but the issue is training teachers. The problem is that most adults don’t understand the basics of financial investing, yet they overestimate their knowledge. Here’s a way to test your financial investment acumen from The Wall Street Journal: Read more…

lapfit

Friday Find: LapFit Snack and Homework Tray GIVEAWAY

On-the-Go Car Tray for Snack and Homework

Designed by dad with 4 on the go kids, LapFit is a set of two stacking trays that keep your kids organized and tidy in the car. The lower tray of the LapFit Todder, is designed for eating in the car. I know, I know … some of you hate kids eating in the car because it’s so messy. But when life moves fast, and you either must feed your child in the car or suffer a meltdown(theirs) and/or migraine(yours as a result of meltdown), you might find the LapFit handy. Read more…

why we would never use Hertz again

Why It Hurts to Use Hertz

Worst Car Rental Company

We had just arrived in Honolulu after a long but uneventful flight. Leg 1: Boston to San Francisco 6 hours with only a quick stopover for a meal. San Francisco to Honolulu: another 6 hours. Our luggage arrived safely with us so there was only the rental car to pick up then a half hour drive to the house we were staying at in Hawaii Kai. Smooth sailing, right? Read more…

How To: Learn 100,000 Words by 8th Grade

Learn SAT Vocabulary

100,000 vocabulary words seems like an impossible number to master by 8th grade! I found this article to figure out the science behind how kids actually learn that many words (and just in time for the SAT test!). Read more…