Favorite Family Movies I wanted to get more active on BlogFrog so when they asked me if I wanted to participate in a conversation with RedBox, I said yes. The topic of the conversation is what is your family’s favorite movie and how many times have you watched it?! Please follow and like us: 0
I chose these books because there was something special about each of them that helps me to connect to my Chinese roots and I hope that you enjoy them to, even if your ancestry isn’t Asian.
Math anxiety is more than just disliking math. It can have lifelong effects and pass down from one generation to another. It can preclude that person from pursuing careers in the sciences, finance and math/engineering fields. The latest research shows that math anxiety can be crippling during test taking, shutting down the working memory in the brain. What to do? Read on!
The first book is a picture book that is a really wonderful way to visit another culture with your children. The second book is for young adults. As for the food, I was intimidated to make Sri Lankan food, but the owner’s son who manages the two cafes assured me that this was an easy and delicious recipe that he loved as a child. As for Sri Lanka interior design, it reminds of me of Ralph Lauren when he tries to create romantic images of British Colonial Style. It’s elegant cane furniture crossed with Polynesian style.
I found that I saved all the personalized baby gifts that my three kids received so now I have been giving personalized gifts as well when I have the forethought to plan. I have bought presents from Pocket Baby and Wilder Glassworks and both make great gifts. Simon Pearce comes recommended by Capability:Mom and I like the idea of a piggy bank. Please share your favorite custom baby gifts!
Please welcome Erika Coplon of InsideTrack (private college counselors) who offers these tried and true suggestions when visiting college campuses. I remember doing her suggestions when I looked at colleges and would add a few of my own.
Yikes, I am almost out of pics of kids caught in the act of reading!!! Please, please, please take pity on me and send more to email@example.com. Thank you!
And thank you to the nice people who sent in photos for this week! I know two of them; middle grade author Karen Day and Mama C and the Boys whose excellent blog arrives daily into my email box! Thank you to readers Elizabeth and Hope for their cuties caught in the act of reading!
What Not To Say In An Interivew! This gem is from the Wall Street Journal. I have to say that as someone who has been in the staffing business for a billion years (and I actually have interviewed more than 1000 people!) that an interview should be a conversation! Let me say that again: AN INTERVIEW SHOULD BE A CONVERSATION. Granted that the interviewer needs to be skillful at making this an interview versus checking off a list of routine questions, but it’s your job, too, as the interviewee, to make this an interesting conversation for both of you.
The words for Week 9 are from the picture book, The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock. It turns out that my son has “Text Talk” at school and this is the source of all the SAT Vocabulary Words for Kindergarteners. They read a picture book and then talk about the “big words.” Picture books are great sources for not only gorgeous artwork, a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in about 36 pages, but rich language!! Did I mention that I LOVE picture books?!