Education

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

Work From Home and Remote Learning Can Co-Exist

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Many parents can relate to waking up before our kids and going to bed after them. In between we’re working, parenting, working out, getting some me time, all while fitting in the other things that make it onto our to-do list. To keep me sane, especially in this time of remote learning/working from home/being together […]

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Ebooks Are Growing On Me

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I miss bookstores. I miss walking through stacks of books while the girls peruse books in their section. I miss reading book covers and deciding which ones to add to the bookshelf. I miss sitting in a corner with my new finds sipping tea. Unfortunately going to bookstores is not on the agenda these days, […]

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Embracing A Different Kind Of School Year

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I spent most of the summer refusing to think about the upcoming school year. I told myself there wasn’t enough information to make decisions. Now we’re a few weeks out from the start of the semester and the phone rings almost daily with information. There are live-streamed meetings with board members and parents, Q&A sessions, […]

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Pleasantly Surprised

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This summer I decided to do as little planning as possible. I was just happy to make it through distance learning, working from home and being a family of five in the same space for most of the day. There was a little concern about my girls doing nothing all summer, so I gave them […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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