Education resources to encourage girls in STEM, reading, finance. Science, technology, engineering and math.

Talking News and Current Events With Kids

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Growing up my knowledge of current events came from the 6:30 evening news, complete with commentary from family members. For my kids it’s different. They see headlines when they log in to their computers and phones, they get snippets from school assignments and they see television news every once in a while, if they’re in […]

Summer Camp, Virtually

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Summer camp this year will look different for many families. The good news is there are plenty of virtual options, many free or low cost. Here are some choices to help you start planning.  Varsity Tutors has Virtual School Day AND Summer Camp! One stand-out offering is StarCourse, a series of celebrity-led classes. Instructors include […]

The Science Museum of Minnesota – Mom of Tween Girls Review

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Arriving at the Science Museum of Minnesota, it is obvious this place is a draw. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and had about a 15-minute wait just to enter the parking garage. Once in we were greeted by a Tyrannosaurus Rex and lots of families. There were kids in strollers and some taller than […]

Four Ways Working Moms Can Volunteer at School

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When my oldest started kindergarten I was so excited and jumped head first into volunteering. So what if I worked full time? I was not going to let that stop me from getting involved. At open house I signed up for a top position – co-room parent. Looking back I am extremely grateful that Ms. […]

Family TV Shows that Inspire Girl Entrepreneurs

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Finding family TV shows that the girls and I both love has taken a lot of effort, but we now have a good list of things to enjoy together. Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of our favorites, by category. First up are the shows we watch with a business focus. These […]

Embracing Ambition Is A Good Thing

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Let’s teach our girls to #EMBRACEAMBITION Motherhood is full of ambition. No matter how your journey looks, the goal is to raise intelligent, kind, well-adjusted and independent humans, that aren’t afraid of pursuing their dreams. That’s ambitious. And worth all the energy we put into mothering. Our other dreams are worthy, too. That’s why I […]

Summer Programs at Fortune 100 Companies

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Summer camp programs for high school and middle school students are typically hosted at schools, campgrounds, etc. Did you know some Fortune 100 companies host students at their offices during the summer? Yes, students don’t have to wait for a college internship to experience life in Corporate America. Here are a few options. Apple Engineering […]