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Flow Chart for Older Teens To Find Perfect Book

Try this Chart to Find Perfect Book for Teen

How do you find the perfect book? Do you ask friends? Do you google book? Do you ever wish there was a magical book finder for you? Well, this flow chart should help teens find books that are perfect for you. It’s great for adults too! Happy reading! Read more…

Newbery 2013

Predicting 2013 Newbery and Caldecott Winners

Potential Newbery and Caldecott Winners for 2013

Who are the gurus for predicting winners of the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Award? My vote is for: Read more…

Go Orange, Feeding America, Go Orange Hunger

Top 10 Books to Help Kids Understand Food Insecurity

Books for Kids on Issue of Hunger

Thank you to Jennifer Fischer on Twitter who clued me in on the September month long campaign, Go Orange, to help fight hunger. Read more…

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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…
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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…

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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…