"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

July 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, Principles, Success

Tweet 7+1 Tips for Working Moms by Erika Kalmar, Career Wellness Coach From SelfGrowth.com Tip #1 – Accept the imperfect! Many Moms (especially after the first child) want to do everything perfect. They want to do a perfect job at work, with the child, at home and with their husband. They just want to be perfect […]

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Stroller Strides: Driven by Motherhood

July 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Entrepreneurs, Fitness, Franchise Center, Health

Tweet Stroller Strides: Driven by Motherhood Lisa Druxman’s fitness franchise has grown even faster than her children. By Aliza Sherman From Entrepreneur Magazine Online What’s the difference between a mompreneur and an entrepreneur? According to Lisa Druxman of Stroller Strides, the difference is defined by the qualities of businesses women start. “Either the type of business […]

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Planning for the care of a special-needs child

July 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, Toddlers

Tweet Planning for the care of a special-needs child By Paul Keegan and Karen Cheney From Money Magazine Online (Money Magazine) — Jason and Amanda Purnell met while getting their Ph.D.s in psychology at Ohio State, married in 2007, and were ecstatic when Amanda became pregnant shortly before they moved to St. Louis last July […]

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Money Savvy Pig can teach us Adults a few Tricks

December 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Kids & Money, Money

Tweet Susan Beacham, founder of Money Savvy Generation,  writes books, curriculum and tools for children.  It  helps Parents and Grandparents teach them how to understand money.  She mentions money management as a critical life skill.  Wow, what a concept!  Remember,  our children may not always do what we say but they see what we do!

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Healthy After School Snacks

November 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Food, Health, Kids' Health

Tweet Good Housekeeping Magazine tests kids’ snack foods by breaking them into 5 categories: Sweet, Creamy, Hot, Frozen and Crunchy.  They had the kids rate the products and came up with ideas for parents that not only were rated high by the kids on the “yummy” scale but were healthier as well.

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Good Behavior is not Magic, It’s a Skill: The three Skills every Child Needs for Good Behavior

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, School Age, Teens

Tweet When you have a child who acts out and is disrespectful or disruptive, it’s easy to compare him to the so-called “good kids” who never seem to get into trouble or give their parents grief. Many people feel hopeless about the possibility of ever teaching their child to “magically” become the kind of well-behaved […]

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Anger as a Weapon: Does Your Child Point the Gun at You?

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, School Age, Teens

Tweet From young children to teens, we explain why your child is in trouble if he or she uses anger and acting out behavior to control others. When children use anger to get what they want, it can feel for all the world like they’re pointing a loaded weapon at you. As a parent, you […]

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Should you Negotiate your Childs Curfew?

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, School Age, Toddlers

Tweet There are times when your thirteen year old may seem like a seasoned litigator, and your kitchen feels like a courtroom. Kids are surprisingly adept at negotiating, and sometimes it’s hard to “beat them at their own game.” It’s important to teach kids how to negotiate because it’s a necessary life skill, and it […]

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Low Self Esteem in Kids Part I: Forget what you’ve Heard, It’s a Myth

November 20, 2009 by  
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Tweet Is your child struggling with low self-esteem? As a parent, it’s tough to stand by and see our children feeling like they don’t “measure up” or can’t handle things as well as their peers seem to do. Here we debunk the myth of focusing on children’s feelings at the expense of teaching them how […]

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Motivating the Unmotivated Child

November 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog, Parenting, School Age, Teens

Tweet Getting into the back-to-school routine can be hard for everyone in the house. In the morning, parents are faced with groggy kids who won’t get out of bed and get ready for school no matter how much you nag, bribe and scold. Homework time can be even worse, with nightly fights and accusations echoing […]

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