Back to School, Family, Recipes

30 Ideas for School Lunches

Kids no sooner go back to school than they are already complaining about being bored with the lunches you pack. You go to the grocery store & your kids are begging you to buy those expensive prepared lunch kits. Sigh! Help is at hand! Good Housekeeping has put together 30 ideas for school lunches. That’s enough lunches for over a…

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Back to School, Family

Get the Best Deals During Back to School Shopping

The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain i would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a…

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Empowered to Write

8 Steps to More Effectively Share a Message Step 2: Create an Infographic

Summer

Refreshing Summer Dessert Recipes

Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Step 5: Trust

I believe the most difficult part of this process is Trust. There simply comes a time when you must turn responsibility over to the other person & surrender control. This can be tough, especially if the project is one you started from scratch. When we birth a project & develop it, we have specific ideas how it should be done.…

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Back to School, Family

Get the Best Deals During Back to School Shopping

The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain I would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a…

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Empowered to Write

8 Steps to Effectively Share a Message: Step 1 Create an Outline

 I could hear you groan, you know! Outlines seem tedious. Perhaps you never had to learn about outlines in English class. They were a pain! Breaking things down into smaller & smaller pieces with very specific tags to identify their place in the outline. It was painful & confusing. Not Your English Class Outline  This is not that type of…

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Empowered to Lead

5 Proven Steps to Mentor New Leaders Part 4: Train

Your mentoree has watched you in action. You have explained to them how you do things & answered their questions about your techniques. You have given them the opportunity to try to do it themselves & had them tell you about the experience. Now it is time to train them to do it better. I would like to differentiate between…

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Empowered to Write

8 Steps to Effectively Share a Message: Introduction 

 You come up with a great idea for a topic. You believe it can help many people. The question is, how do you make certain the people that can benefit from your topic have an opportunity to see it? I believe the most effective way is to share your topic across a variety of media. Sure, you say, that sounds…

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Back to School, Family, Summer Survival Guide

15 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids Before School Starts