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As the end of school approaches, experienced parents know to expect an almost never ending assortment of events, parties, and other school functions.  For many of these events, parents are asked to contribute baked goods or other treats.

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You may or may not get the option to “plan” your pregnancies.  Sometimes, life plans things for you!  If you are considering having children, here are five important things to consider before making that life changing decision. (more…)

An old friend recently sent me a link to an article because he knew of my interest in higher education and in college students. The article talks about the growing trend of colleges and universities toward dropping many of the “soft” courses such as arts and humanities in favor of focusing on a more career based curriculum. Reading the article made me sad and was very disheartening.

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When I was a child, we often got Amish Friendship Cake batter as a “gift”.  I put that word in quotes because some people don’t find friendship cake batter to be much of a gift. In fact, some people consider Amish Friendship cake batter to be the cake version of a chain letter. Read on and you’ll see why.

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Do people sit around drumming their fingers at your Christmas parties?

Give them something to remember at this year’s get-together! Create a home made Christmas Game that everyone can enjoy. (more…)

Most parents would agree that having their children get a good education is important to them.  The fact is that the quality of education that one receives can affect one’s future educational opportunities, job prospects, and income levels.  Statistics show that men and women who go on to get their bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees can expect to earn more money than men and women who graduate from high school or obtain a GED.

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The Most Reasonably Priced Bed and Breakfast Where “Our Home Is Your Home”

There are so many reasons Johannesburg is a city like no other. What makes Johannesburg special? The city is rich in culture and heritage. It’s in Roodepoort’s unique blend of multi-ethnic culture and traditional charm. Most of all, it’s in the people, “UBUNTU”, meaning kindness and humanity. These factors, and more, make Johannesburg one of the most popular destinations. There is no other way to experience the town’s exquisite cultural attractions than by staying in an affordable bed and breakfast in Johannesburg?

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I can’t help it. I’m going to nag you about seeing your adviser. Over and over again. After all, I was a college adviser. Remember? As an adviser, I’ve seen countless examples of how students could’ve saved themselves a lot of trouble if they had just sat down and talked to someone about their academic decisions. So let me give you a list of reasons of why I think it’s important to visit your adviser at least once each semester. I can’t promise I won’t nag you about it again, but at least you’ll know where I’m coming from. (more…)

For seven days ending June 20, 2009 .. I ran a simple twitter survey on my http://twitter.com/PetLvr account. The link to the survey was posted in my profile, and I was tweeting the survey about 3 times a day. Here are the results:

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Clay Bedford, an educational advocate, once said, “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”  By using games and other “fun” activities parents can reinforce and encourage children to excel in their educational studies.  Hopefully, this will create a curiosity which will continue through the rest of that child’s life.

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