Tag Archives: Mompreneur

How to Motivate an Unmotivated Kid

I’ve always been fascinated by what makes some people super motivated, and others, not so much. I found this particularly interesting when I saw differences in motivation between my children. Why do I have two kids who are equally clever, yet one is disappointed with a certain mark or grade in school, while the other […]

Birthday Budget Learning Opportunities

Contextual learning is the new buzz word for education. Children learn concepts best when taught in context. So what better time than hosting a birthday party to teach some financial literacy skills to your children. When my daughter described how she envisioned her 8th birthday party, she told me she wanted to invite all of […]

What you CAN say to a parent of a child with Autism.

There are often discussions about what NOT to say to parents about their children with autism. I wrote about it myself – how some innocent questions and comments can actually be painful for a mama raising a child with autism. Although well meaning, some comments have the opposite of the intended effect. But please say […]

Warning: Showing Off May Cause Injury

I’m all about dads playing hard with the kiddos, but around here I’ve noticed that “playing with” the kids has a tendency to transform into “showing off” for the kids. Unfortunately, when the showing off starts, the risk of Daddy-o injuries increases. That famous quote from Top Gun often comes to mind: “Your ego is […]