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Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

20 Tips For Parents Helping Each Other As Their Kids Transition Back To School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids go back to school at various ages, new demands pile on parents very quickly. New schedules, new homework, new teachers, and new schools are just the beginning.

Recent Mandatory Scheduling Legislation Are Bad For Business And For Our Communities

Javier Palomarez | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Javier Palomarez

Ensuring flexible work schedules that allow employees to maintain the work-life balance they need, while also permitting businesses to meet the demands of a challenging economy, is an important balance that our stakeholders strive every day to get right.

How 3 Lists Run My Life

Rebecca Green | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Green

I've always been a list person, but my sanity (and the survival of my family) became dependent on my "Three Lists" at the beginning of this academic school year. When I forgot to pick up my son. On the first day of school. When I had already picked up my daughter from that very same place. 

9 Tips for a Family Stress Free Dinner

Audrey Childers | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Audrey Childers

Most of us has hit our peak time of exhaustion by late afternoon. It's a roller coaster ride of craziness. You have so much to do in the a little bit...

Here's How You Can Always Be On Time

Andrew Merle | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

So stop trying to fit in those last-minute emails before heading out the door. Get in the car earlier than you have to. Don't put yourself in the situation of having to come up with excuses for being late. Instead, be known as someone who is always on time. And watch your life change as a result.

Top 10 Difficult New Year's Resolutions for Divorced Parents

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Divorced parents new to the ambiance of divorce situations would do well to learn from the mistakes of others. Those who feel they have made mistakes needn't unnecessarily blame themselves when there's so much to do to remedy situations in the new year.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Finish What You Start

Heather Gray | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Heather Gray

Get to know yourself. When are you most successful with completing things? What works for you? Are you more productive at a certain time of day? Are there things that you find particular motivating? Who are your cheerleaders? Who will hold you accountable?

A Parent's Holiday Guide to Handling Jealous Grandparents

Yvonne Gustafson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Yvonne Gustafson

When a lot of people love our children and want more time with them, how do we manage the challenges without creating friction and jealousy? With the current rates of separation and divorce, young families may have four-plus households of grandparents.

3 Tools to Grow Your Local Business Online

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Starting an online local business isn't easy. You've got to build your website from the ground up, fill it with content, check for technical glitches and ultimately, launch it to the public. And the work doesn't end with your grand opening.

What Is Your Work Ethic Quotient?

Nick Segal | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Nick Segal

Have you tested your work ethic lately? Having a solid work ethic is about far more than how long you sit at your desk. When I work with people to help grow their careers, they often begin by telling me that they have a good work ethic.

Use This Insanely Simple Three-Step Guide for Beating Procrastination

Sarah Peterson | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

Before you go to bed, prepare for tomorrow. Set your Most Important Missions, and schedule them in. You can spare fifteen minutes this evening to put this into action.

How My Life Improved After 14 Days of Saying 'No'

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
M. Shannon Hernandez

If you are feeling stressed, overcommitted and worn down, I am going to encourage you to take a look at your schedule and, more importantly, how often you are saying "yes" to things out of obligation, guilt or fear.

Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

Accomplishing More Than A To-Do List

Shaniece Bennett | Posted 04.26.2015 | Small Business
Shaniece Bennett

Every day we set out to accomplish a specific set of tasks. Yet we easily forget about all the other stuff that we do in between.

Most Recommended Marketing Tools By Pro Bloggers [Part 2]

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Writing great articles is just half the battle. You need the most efficient tools as well to aid in your promotion and getting your content discovered by more and more people.

Smooth Scheduling: Setting a Time Limit for a New Task

Laura Stack | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

Whatever the new task you face, you have to figure out how much time it'll take so you can use your estimate to schedule and build your to-do lists. So how do you do it?

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Are You Present In Your Life? Banish Busyness and Start Living Your Soul Signature

Panache Desai | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Your kids have piano, soccer, football, tutoring. You're working 45+ hours a week. Your friends want you to attend their dinner party. You're chairing...

Two Must-Do's for Better Organization

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Just as math facts like the Pythagorean theorem help to set the foundation for your tests, organizational skills help to set the foundation for your l...

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

5 Questions to Find Your 'When to Start' Sweet Spot (In Test Prep and in Life)

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Knowing when to start a project isn't as intuitive as we might initially think -- especially when it comes to projects pertaining to long-term goals rather than short-term assignments.

Comprehensive Travel Checklist for Preparing for a Trip

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I help my Schedule Makeover time coaching clients break down multi-step activities into lists so that they can move forward on them without feeling overwhelmed. As a special gift to you, I'm sharing my personal travel check list, including bonus tips for international trips. Bon voyage!

Dr. Toy's 10 Tips for Learning and Fun©

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 12.11.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with construction toys, listening to music and being active outdoors.