Toshiba Satellite Laptop Computer Giveaway

How Would Like a Brand New Toshiba Satellite Laptop Computer? The laptop has become an essential tool for just about everybody.  From the business professional to the work from home mom, the retired traveler who wants to stay connected with family and friends, and our children who need it for school assignments, the laptop offers total freedom to work or play from anywhere, any time. I'm … [Read more...]

The Secret to Raising Successful Kids

My three daughters are the center of my world. Like all moms I know, I want nothing but the best for them.  I want them to live a life that is rich in experiences, and filled with meaningful relationships.  I want them to be bold, confident, and to dare to dream. More than anything, I want my girls to believe without the shadow of a doubt that they can be whomever and whatever they choose to … [Read more...]

5 Power Breakfast Ideas for Optimum Brain Health

Thanks to United Healthcare for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I absolutely love breakfast! In fact in many ways it's my favorite meal of the day and I wish mornings weren't so rushed so I could sit down with the girls and savor a fabulous breakfast with them each and every day. But lack of time doesn't mean we skip out on this most important meal.  Taking the time to prepare … [Read more...]

Is Technology Robbing Our Kids of Their Smarts?

The girls have officially been back in school for a week today, though with Labor Day weekend we've been easing back nice and slow and things have been quite manageable so far. With three girls, two of them in High School, we had a full day of meetings last week with teachers and administration to get all the details on what to expect with this current school year.  It should come as no … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help Your Child Beat Procrastination

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Procrastination... That dreaded word that makes us all cringe because we know it's power all too well... And the last thing we want to pass on to our children. In a recent poll of over 350 private tutors, procrastination topped the list as the number one habit … [Read more...]

Back to School: Nurtuting Imagination through Decoration

Ah the joy of Back-To-School!  So many things to thing about and shopping to be done... New clothes... new backpack... new lunchbox.... But what about that special place your little one spends hours in each and every day?  In today's post, guest contributor Sarah Nehamen shares some fun tips on making that space ultra special. It’s that time of year and the excitement is contagious: new … [Read more...]

Why Do Parents Doubt Themselves?

by Dr. Connie Hebert  If you’re a parent, you’re a teacher…it comes with the job! AND . . . we are our kids’ first and most important teacher. Yikes! What an awesome responsibility that is, isn’t it? I took my job as a Mom very seriously from the minute I learned I was pregnant with each baby….and I still do, even though all 3 have flown from the nest! I believed it was my duty to … [Read more...]

Book Review – The Teachable Minute, by Dr. Connie Hebert

One of the things I absolutely cherish about my children is their curiosity. As exhausting as it may be at times, the incessant questioning is something I truly relish. It gives me a privileged look into their minds.  The opportunity to see the world through their eyes and discover it with them all over again. I love to see those little wheels turn, and the joy that spreads across their … [Read more...]

The Role of Nutrition in Your Child’s Success at School

 The School Year is now in full swing and what an exciting time it is!  It is a time ripe with new opportunities, hope and a little bit of magic...  At the forefront of my mind is making sure that my girls have every opportunity to succeed. For Sabrina, who is entering 1st grade this is a chance to lay a strong foundation that will serve her for her entire academic career! She is eager to learn … [Read more...]

Lunchbox Essentials Made Easy

  Many kids are back in school already, but even for those of us who get to enjoy a few more weeks of summer, it's not too early to start getting our lunchbox essentials together. Insulated Lunchbox Long gone are the days of brown bagging it for most of us. The options when it comes to lunchboxes today are as varied as those of us you use them. Shop around for a lunchbox that … [Read more...]