There A LOT of unknowns right now when it comes to school. And, if we parents are stressing this much, imagine how our kids are feeling. That’s why we got with moms and educators, Amanda Kopischke and Angela Anderson who co-founded Incubate to Innovate, to help give us all some tips on how to equip our families for resilience, no matter what happens in the coming weeks. Amanda and Angela crated Incubate to Innovate to give educators innovative pedagogical practices and tools to transform teaching and learning experiences and environments. They offer coaching and extensive resources around their ChangeMaker Mindsets…

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After having a lot of conversations about COVID-19 and why it’s important for us to stay home and limit play to our own yard away from others (sobsob), the reality of what’s going on has started to settle in here. We know we can’t go to the park, and that we need to keep a lot of space between us and others when we’re out on a walk in our neighborhood. We know that we’re not going to school and that playdates and family events have been replaced with FaceTime calls and scheduled Zoom meetings. (For tips on how to…

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Higher education is a hot topic, because despite the U.S. economy and job market fairing well, many new graduates are finding it difficult to secure a job after graduation. As of just a couple of years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the percentage of unemployed millennials was more than double the national average. These dismal statistics leave many young people questioning the value of a college education. Still, it’s important to note that research indicates that those with higher education tend to make more, live longer, and have an overall higher quality of life. Here’s what…

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A year ago, my chest felt heavy and I found myself worried about my firstborn — because I was enrolling him in school. I felt like I was going to lose control over who and what influenced my child; like I was choosing to institutionalize my son, and once he was in school, there would be no turning back. These emotions may seem extreme, but they were real. I share them in case there are other moms who think they are being dramatic in having anxiety about sending their children to school. To those moms: please know that you’re not…

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