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MOMpreneurs – Having It All

Moms by nature are master multi-taskers who wear many hats. Is it any wonder they make such good enterprenuers? When I asked a group of mompreneurs how they were able to manage motherhood and running a business, the responses varied from involving family to carving out personal time and getting organized. Here is some advice from the experts on how they create a healthy balance for themselves and their families.Read More

The Balancing Act

The balancing act every mompreneur faces between work and family was a greater struggle when my kids were younger. They are 14, 12 and 9 now and although my time is limited and I have to prioritize, I do not feel the same pressure as I did 9 years ago when I started EEE. In fact, my kids are so independent now that I am grateful to have a job …Read More

5 Home Office Tips

A home office does not have to be a large space, but it does need a few key elements that will increase productivity and foster success. Optimizing your workspace saves time, keeps you focused and increases motivation. A closet transformed into an orderly workspace can be much more efficient than a large, disorganized office. Lighting — Make sure your space is well lit. Lighting is a huge influence on personal well-being …Read More

New Beginnings

My husband is an Assistant Principal at a high school so he is home a lot in the summer but, once the start of the school year hits he heads back to school and a busy schedule right along with the kids. I work out of the home and struggle with the transition of everyone leaving. I make this transition easier for myself by scheduling some additional social plans with …Read More

Common Core Needs Tailoring for Gifted Learners, Advocates Say

Written By: Katie Ash While many educators feel that the common-core standards fall more in line with the pedagogy of gifted education than previous states’ standards, the standards in and of themselves will not be sufficient to challenge a school’s most advanced learners, gifted education advocates say. “Some students will be able to meet the standards faster than others, and the developers [of the common core] realized that one size …Read More

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

Written by: By Holly Yettick Kindergarten might be the new 1st grade but it is still too easy. A forthcoming study in the peer-refereed American Educational Research Journal finds that students make bigger gains in reading and math when they learn more advanced content such as adding numbers and matching letters to sounds. Yet kindergarten teachers spend nearly twice as much time on basics such as alphabet recognition and counting out …Read More

10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Learn

From the www.scholastic.com website If you want your child to be a stellar student, don’t limit learning to the walls of his classroom. Although the skills he’s learning there are crucial to his intellectual and social growth, your child needs your help to open up the world of ideas. His renewed joy in discovery will transfer to his schoolwork, so you’ll boost his academic achievement too! Fill your child’s world with reading. …Read More

10 Great Subtraction and Addition Apps for Kids

By Tia Benjamin Practice makes perfect, and budding mathematicians can build their subtraction skills and addition ability with a range of apps. If the idea of mixing math with summer fun horrifies your kid, she may reconsider after playing a math-centered (and entertaining) app. Competitive kids can test themselves against others in multiplayer contests, and outdoor types might find they enjoy mixing math and gardening. Get your reluctant mathematician excited …Read More

Choosing a Quality Preschool Program

Choosing a quality preschool program for your family is a big decision. The art supplies, play centers, and story times seem innocent but how and why these activities are introduced can have a lasting impact on your child’s development during these formative years. High-quality preschool programs promote “play with a purpose” and understand the large role preschool plays in early brain development and later academic success. According to the U.S. …Read More