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The Two Small Changes That Make My Mornings with Kids Easier

Mornings are the craziest time of the day in our household. Well, that and the awful witching hour between 5 and 6pm, but at least it’s socially acceptable for me to drink wine at that time. I didn’t like the chaos and hated feeling like I was already behind the ball and it wasn’t even 8am. The reality: We have less…

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Math Toys, Books & Games for Preschool through Middle School

Earlier this week, I shared a post on ways to increase kids’ confidence in math. One part of this is taking the dread and anxiety out of math by incporatinh it it into everyday life activities. Eventually, kids will regard math as normal and not something to be intimidated by. Another way is to make math fun and imaginative. One…

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How to Build Kids’ Math Confidence (Especially Girls’)

Have you ever wondered whether boy or girls are naturally better at math? Well, the short answer is that with very few exceptions, boys and girls generally perform the same in mathematics. Neither gender has an inherent math gene or deficiency, despite any stereotypes to the contrary. What is significantly different, though, and quite problematic, is that girls tend to…

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How to Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

A funny story popped into my head as I was writing this blog post. About 10 years ago I was working as an HR Manager at a large multinational corporation. The company regularly recruited graduates from top graduate business programs for full-time positions after graduation. It was my job to get these students hired, onboarded and trained. One day, I…

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10 Tips to Help Your Kids Build Routines

Like most parents, we try really hard to teach our kids responsibility, accountability and routines. Most of the time it works. Today, it didn’t. “You forgot to pack my library books today”, my 7-year-old said as she climbed in the car after school. “And it was library day”. Her disappointment was palpable and I could feel a meltdown coming on….

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Why You Need to Try Online Grocery Delivery

Review of InstaCart, Shipt, Kroger Clicklist and Amazon Prime Now Grocery Delivery Before kids, grocery shopping didn’t feel like a chore. I loved hitting the store early, strolling the aisles with a Starbucks in hand and plunking new foods and wines in my cart. Post kids, I’d rather go to the dentist than shop with my kids in tow. It’s…

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