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What Not to Do when Teaching your Kids about Money

I’m talking today about buying things online in front of your kids. Like many women, I buy a lot of things online; clothing, books, and sunscreen. Anything I need, I see that “free shipping” sign, and my index finger is drawn like a magnet to the purchase button. But for three main reasons, I’ve decided that it’s not a good idea for my kids to see me buying all this stuff online, and here is why. The number one reason is that it’s just too tempting for them.

When they see thousands of objects within a matter of seconds, they’re so tempted, and I feel that for my kids it’s almost physically painful a notion that there is something out there they can’t have. Meanwhile, by not buying things online in front of them, I sort of avoid the inevitable complaining that, “Mommy isn’t buying X, Y or Z.” And the second reason is that then when I buy online or when anyone buys online, the whole physical exchange of money is not taking place in front of my kids. (more…)

When Your Son Is Going Through Puberty

How to deal with a son going through puberty? Because your little boy is becoming a man, and it’s confusing both of you And making it hard to breathe.

Step one, recognize the signs.

Is your son having mood swings? Does he have terrible body odor? And spend the same amount of time sleeping as you spend awake? Then, congratulations! And, I’m sorry; your son has hit puberty.

Step two, build a line of defense.

Your kid will be sweating from places he didn’t even know he had. And it’s going to smell. But don’t embarrass him. Instead, strategically plant bottles of Axe Gold around the house. Don’t even say anything about it. You’ll know for sure he’s using it because you’ll smell it all over the damn house. (more…)

Necessity is the mother of invention

I don’t know how I got to be so lazy because everyone else in my family work like the dickens.  Hmm, now that I think about it, it is strange that my husband is one of the hardest working people I know, while most of his family are lazy bums.   And then he turns around and marries me.  Go figure.

My hard-working little sis joined the ranks of the Entrepreneurial Elite this year when she opened her own business, Snuffle Co.  Oh, by the way, this new company is in addition to her more-than-full-time job and mothering three young children.  Geesh! I wish I had that much energy!

You know that old saying that necessity is the mother of invention?  Well, it is so true because my sister had a necessity and she is a mother who made an invention.  I will lay it out for you: (more…)

StudyPug Review – Boost grades of my son in Math and Science

I had been searching for YouTube Tutorial for math and science help for my son. And I was so tired of finding videos that weren’t helping my son in math and science class. Math and science can be confusing for me as a parent and also for my son who was struggling with math and science.  He don’t like to ask for help or admit that he hasn’t understood.  It’s also not easy for me to understand and teach math and science even when I have the time. So it would be great if there is a simple and proven way of supporting my son to succeed in math and science.

My neighbour suggested me to join Studypug. He said  that this online learning system has helped millions of children across the world. (more…)

Great Tips For Writing a Speech

If you want to perform a presentation or speech, then you must write it first. Some people might think that writing speech is difficult, most certainly because of the stress and anxiety associated with the speech. Writing a speech is not as difficult as it might seem.

You initially must have some information regarding the speech itself. Who are the audiences? What are you going to speak about? How much time is the speech will be? After you know these, it can give you good ideas of what you are going to write.

The more difficult part in speech writing is to prepare and write speeches for someone else. That’s difficult. You can write speeches for your presentation and deliver the speech as well, that’s not too difficult to do. But preparing speech for someone else is quite difficult.

For that matter, why don’t you take a while now and try this. Imagine that you write speech that would be delivered by your president to school teachers and the parents in your city. Just do it and write it out. (more…)

An Effective Way to Save Lots of Money

It could be that you need a way to stretch your green a little bit more. An easy way to save a big chunk of change is take a good look at your home and auto insurance coverage.

I had been meaning to do this for quite some time, but I got some extra motivation this past March when my premiums came due. Surprise, surprise! – my rates had been raised once again. This was a bit puzzling to me as we have never filed a claim, been involved in any accidents, or gotten any tickets (oops -I did get a $20.00 ticket in 2002 for not wearing my seatbelt. I can think of lots better ways to spend 20 bucks!). I understand that there are (allegedly) larger economic factors that affect premiums, but on a personal level I couldn’t see that yet another increase was justified. So I had finally reached the point where indignation would subvert indolence. (more…)