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Tips for Working from Home With Children

It is well known that in this day and age, parents are expected to be super humans and do everything seamlessly. Prior to the pandemic, we were working full time jobs while still being full time parents and engaged in everything from carpools, PTA, Pinterest worthy school projects and cooking marvelous dinners. After years of doing this, we thought we had all the balls juggling in the air—and everything was just right. And then the […]

Tales of Our Country: The Duel

It’s July 11, 1804. The sun has just risen over the Hudson River that divides New York and New Jersey. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr are on separate boats crossing to New Jersey, prepared to meet on a rock near Weehawken. They are ready to duel, defending their honor after their long-time rivalry. It all started in 1791, when Burr defeated Phillip Schulyer, Hamilton’s father-in-law. Schulyer would have been a supporter of Hamilton’s federalist ideas, […]

Best Ways to Earn Extra Money Online

There is certainly a plethora of online opportunities to make extra money, but how do you determine what to choose? There are many trusted resources and by following a few simple guidelines you could be well on your way to earning that extra cash. Be sure to do your research and find out what others are saying and if there are any complaints filed. Next, think of what skill set you have and what you […]

Does Bulk Buying Really Save Money?

The short answer to this question is yes and no! Buying in bulk can save money if the products are those which you use on a regular basis. If you shop the big box stores, such as BJ’s Wholesale, Sam’s Club or Costco, your bill can add up rather quickly for just a handful of items. If, however, they are items you always use, it can be well worth the initial cost to save on […]

How to Teach Kids to Handle Money

It’s always a good idea to help kids understand the value of money from an early age. Creating a solid foundation can help set the course for them to grow up with the ability to manage their own finances, even if it just starts with a household allowance. If a child earns their own money by doing chores for example, they will begin to understand their own self worth and build confidence by learning they […]

How to Efficiently Work From Home

In my last piece, I wrote about finding the ideal space to work from home. Now, that you have found your work space, how can you maximize your efficiency while staying mentally and physically healthy?  Here are some tips for success: Work Hours The cardinal rule for working from home is that you should work amount of hours that you are paid to work! The best part of working from home is being able to […]

Where to Work from Home…In The Home

2020 will be remembered for a lot of things, most of them not very good. For better or for worse, this is the year that the work force dynamic drastically changed. People began working from home full time as the pandemic shut down offices and buildings across the world. Prior to this, many people never or rarely worked from home.  For the past three years, I have been working from home half of the week. […]

What is Collagen and What is it Good For?

You may have heard the words “collagen peptides” floating around in the health and wellness space. It’s benefits have been proven to work, and aid in the overall health of the individual. But what exactly is collagen? And what specifically does it help with? Let’s put on our Bill Nye the Science Guy hat, and get a little factual here with the explanation. Collagen is made up of long, twisted amino acid chains. When a […]

Tales of our Country: Who was Alexander Hamilton?

You may have heard his name sung over and over (and over again). That’s because his life and story made for an unlikely musical hit in 2015. But even after all the singing, you may not know who Alexander Hamilton was, what he did, and how he shaped our country. Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis in either 1755 or 1757 as accounts vary. Hamilton had a tumultuous childhood having been born […]

Separation of Powers Part 2: Checks and Balances

In Part 1, we discussed what the three branches of government are and the role they play in the federal government. Today, we will talk about how the constitution ensures that each of branch checks the power of the other, creating a balance of power. Creatively, this concept is known as checks and balances. Because checks and balances work in multiple directions, it is better to discuss how they work in terms of constitutional powers […]

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