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Best Holiday Light Displays in NJ

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Best Christmas Light Displays in New Jersey

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwannza or other, I think we agree, Lights are a universal theme. At the 1957 Christmas tree lighting ceremony President Eisenhower explained the developing tradition: "The custom we now observe brings us together for a few minutes this one night, you and I, here, are not alone in a world indifferent and cold. We are part of a numerouscompany united in the brotherhood of Christmas.

November Break Fun in New Jersey - NJEA

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No School! No Problem - November Break Fun in New Jersey

What are you going to do with the kids when they are off from school for the NJEA Teacher Convention? That's right, all public schools in New Jersey are closed on Thursday, November 9th, and Friday, November 10th, for the teacher convention. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

The Battle of the Bulging Backpack By Karen Campbell McGinn

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The Battle of the Bulging Backpack

By Karen Campbell McGinn

Everyone hates homework. E-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. Teachers, children, most especially parents. Just mention the word at the bus stop or a soccer game and watch the temperature rise. Eyes bulge and blood vessels pump faster at the mere mention of the word. Like it or hate, for the moment, it’s here to stay.

So, how can a caring, overworked parent be supportive of their kids during this deadly battle? By following these six easy tips.

There's No Crying in Baseball By Jennifer Eckfield

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There's No Crying in Baseball

by Jennifer Eckfield

Why can't we do it all? This morning was an epic mom fail. Field day at my son's school. I knew it was coming, however I was not prepared. This entire week, ha my life, is whooshing by, at high speed, at all times. All Jack wanted was to paint his face an dye his hair (neither of which I accomplished). Ugh. Now I know this is not the end of the world, but it's those little things that make memories and as a mom it is my job to fulfill.

I am a Lion By Jennifer Eckfield

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I am a Lion

by Jennifer Eckfield

As a mother I hope to "do right" by my son. This is my only true job. Define "right"? Everyone has a different definition; a different perspective. I think the definition of parenting is nurturing, loving, teaching, and guiding your children.

Why Write to Your Children By Kerry Alison Wekelo

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Why Write to Your Children

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

 Why Write to Your Children – A Poem

A high school friend of mine cherished a journal her mom had started when she was pregnant and had continued after birth. This young lady’s mom was killed in a car crash before she turned one-year old.

That left a mark on my heart and I have kept a journal for both of my children, in which I write directly to them about funny stories, memorable moments, why I adore them, tape in ticket stubs, pictures or cute notes they write.

It comforts me that these writings will answer the question if my children ever doubt my love. This poem was inspired from my journals.


The Deepest Expression
Words of love
Words of admiration
A parent’s love is the deepest, yet so many times not heard.
Words of praise,
Words of recognition,
A parent’s love is the deepest, yet so many times goes unexpressed.
Words of joy,
Words of perseverance,
A parent’s love is the deepest form of expression.
Express your love,
Sing your joy and
Acknowledge recognition.
A parent’s love is the deepest form of expression.

 

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Kerry Alison Wekelo Mother. Blogger. Visionary.

Kerry is the founder and visionary of Zendoway and hopes to share with you from all her life experiences.

Kerry also serves as the Director of Human Resources and Operations for Actualize Consulting in which she spear headed and runs a successful wellness program. In addition to If It Does Not Grow – Just Say No, she has authored “Audrey’s Journey” a children’s book series focused on living with compassion and joy, and “Pile of Smile Activity Book” to give away free while the children undergo treatment.

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6 Ways to Find Work/Life Balance By Kerry Alison Wekelo

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6 Ways to Find Work/Life Balance

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Work and home used to have much cleaner boundaries before the age of 24/7 connectivity. We blend work with just about everything, but then compartmentalize how we view work versus our personal life and outside activities. We forget to compare the amount of time and energy we spend on each, which then quickly creates an imbalance between work and “other.”

7 Resources for Struggling Readers By Karen Campbell McGinn

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7 Resources for Struggling Readers

By Karen Campbell McGinn

Working with struggling readers has always been a passion and love of mine. Throughout my teaching career, I’ve tutored and taught many of them, from K through 12th grade. It was quite a challenge to successfully reach those kids and properly equip them with the skills and techniques they needed to be successful readers. And happily, during those years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these children become more confident and capable readers who actually love reading. I. Am. A. Lucky. Girl!

Going Solo with Kids By Kerry Alison Wekelo

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Going Solo With Kids

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

Living in a time in which most of us juggle our daily responsibilities of work, kids, family, friends and hobbies, you may find you need to be in two different places at one time. How do you find time for yourself, let alone quality time with your kids...or even the children in your extended family, such as a niece or nephew? How many times have you needed to be at two places at once and wondered how you will make it all work?

Teach Kids the Power of Protein By Kerry Alison Wekelo

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Teach Kids the Power of Protein

By Kerry Alison Wekelo

I was a closet sugar addict until my beloved, witty, holistic acupuncturist called me out on my sugar intake. Because he uses Ayurveda (the science of life), as part of his intake process, he can read my tongue for clues about how my eating is impacting my body. One day, he looked at my tongue and asked, “So, how is your sugar intake?”

Educate to Empower Healthy Eating By Kerry Alison Wekelo

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How to Educate to Empower Kids to Eat Healthy (3 E's)

By Kerry Wekelo

If It Does Not Grow, Say No – Eatable Activities for Kids is a great teaching tool for adults supporting children in learning about healthy eating. Using this book with my own and other’s kids has helped me empower them to choose fruits and vegetables more often, even trying some they have never eaten before. Teaching about healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated; you can keep it super simple (KISS) with the following three E’s:

Kids and Mobile Phones By Karen Campbell McGinn

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 Kid and Mobile Phones: 4 Ways to Keep them Safe

By Karen Campbell McGinn

“I can’t believe Jenny is old enough for a cell phone already. I’m scared. How do I keep her safe? Am I worrying too much?” This is the frantic question a young mom of one of my students asked me last week. I calmly reassured her she is not worrying too much.