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Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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What's Hot and What's Not

Money Morsel

Don't rule out the possibility of a franchise as your business venture. A franchise agreement means that you get to sell a trademarked product or service, such as Pizza Hut pizza or CleanNet USA maintenance services. In exchange, you give the franchiser a percentage of every sale.

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Getting the Mortgage That's Best for You

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Knowing When to Refinance Your Mortgage

Although interest rates in the summer of 2004 were beginning to creep up, there still is opportunity to refinance your mortgage. Refinancing your mortgage is when you replace your current mortgage with one that has a lower rate. Lenders will tell you that it makes sense to refinance your current mortgage when rates have fallen 1.5 percent or more below what you are currently paying.

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by: Katy Abel

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

When Parents Lose a Job: Talking to Kids About Layoffs

Pink Slips and Blue Moods Affect Children
Stock market meltdowns, dot-com deflations, bull and bear markets -- it's all lost on kids. But as America'slong-running period of prosperity loses steam and reports of layoffs make headlines, the term "economic downturn" is literally brought home.

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10 Tips for Living in Peace with Your Preteen

10 Tips for Living in Peace with Your Preteen

Brought to you by the American School Counselor Association

The explosive preteen
They can be temperamental and unpredictable -- one wrong move could set them off. Living with a preteen can sometimes feel like a walk through a minefield. How can you keep the peace and still make sure that homework and chores get done? Here are 10 tips that can help.

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Your Family's Reaction to Adoption

Your children's reaction

Your Children Already in the Family

If you already have children, this new child (or children) you will adopt will become their sibling(s). They may have some powerful positive and negative feelings about this:

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Starting the Divorce Action

Starting the Divorce Action

To get the divorce process rolling, someone will need to file. The spouse who starts the legal proceedings is called the plaintiff or petitioner, and the one who responds is called the defendant, or respondent.

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Getting Baby on a Sleep Schedule

new parents getting baby to sleep

Checking on sleeping baby

Checking in

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If your baby has almost always been nursed to sleep, then Daddy should put him to bed when you decide to try to get him to sleep on his own. Your baby will want to suckle if he even catches a glimpse of Mommy. To avoid upsetting the baby further, Daddy needs to go through the bedtime routine and do all the checking in, at least for the first week or so.

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Kwanzaa Calendar

Kwanzaa Calendar

Count down the days of Kwanzaa with a customized calendar that marks off the special events and celebrations surrounding this season. The special event pieces are made of felt so the kids can easily stick them to the felt calendar on the appropriate day without using adhesive. You can use the calendar year after year, with new pieces added as desired. This calendar begins two weeks before Kwanzaa and ends one week after Kwanzaa to include the pre-Kwanzaa preparation and the final day itself—January 1.

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Healthy Eating: Strategies

Slow down!

Slow down, enjoy and actually taste your food. It takes at least twenty minutes for your stomach to signal your brain that it is full. Slowing down will help to curb the urge to go back for a second helping. Slowing down can also help to ensure proper digestion. To help yourself slow down, take sips of your beverage between bites, put your fork down in between bites, and enjoy the conversation of others. Sit down to eat instead of eating while standing at the counter, driving, or watching television.
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Smart Talk: Six Ways to Speak to Our Kids

Teaching

This excerpt is from How To Say It to Your Kids by Dr. Paul Coleman.

The "T" in TENDER stands for Teaching. It is a rare day that parents don't teach their children. Teaching can be a warm, meaningful experience that bonds grown-ups with kids, such as when a parent patiently instructs her child how to ride a two-wheeler or tie a lure to a fishing line or scoop up ground balls. And children ask many questions that allow parents an opportunity to explain the ways of the world.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Talking About Homesickness

Talking About Homesickness

FOR AGES: Six and up


THE SCENE

Ten-year-old Emma has something on her mind. Instead of eating, she pushes her food around listlessly. Finally it comes out. "Do I have to go to camp?" she says. "What if I get homesick?"

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Updated: April 22, 2022

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Upcoming School Year

How to talk to your kids about going back to school in Fall 2020

This summer parents have been waiting anxiously for their school districts to release reopening plans. Afterall, until we know what school will look like, we can’t help our children get ready! It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what you are planning for. Some schools opened their doors last week, and over the next few weeks more schools will begin (whether online, in person, or a combination of both).

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Top Tips to Deal with In-Laws During the Holidays

Top Tips to Deal with In-Laws During the Holidays

If preparing for the holidays seems like a never-ending to-do List, you're not alone. Finding those last minute gifts, decorating the tree, or researching Hanukkah dinner recipes can all present unique challenges on top of the typical stresses of daily home and work life. What you don't need is added anxiety that can result from clashes with your in-laws. If that's an area where you struggle, use this helpful guide for dealing with in-laws during the holidays.

 

by: Katy Abel

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the Question
Once upon a time there lived a storybook badger named Frances, who would only eat bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for supper. Her mother triedto interest her in eggs, sunny-side up, or a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs, all to no avail.Finally, Frances' mom gave up and gave in, serving only bread and jam to her fussy child until one day even Frances was forced to admit that there can indeed be too much of a good thing.

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Dining Out with Youngsters

Cuisine pitfalls

On the Menu
The kids may order the same things every time they go out to eat, but not you. You're looking for something delicious and nutritious. Make sure you pass over high-fat options including onion soup, Caesar salad, taco salad, mashed potatoes, fried chicken strips or nuggets, coleslaw, Cobb salad, broccoli-and-cheese-stuffed potatoes, and scones.

Avoid the pitfalls of a variety of cuisines with these helpful hints.

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