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Kimberly Blaker

How Women Can Earn a College Degree — without Sacrificing Family, Compromising Their Job, or Going Broke

So you’d like to further your education, but with a job and a family, you don’t know where you’d find time for the commute and classes, let alone to study? Even if you could, there are the ever-increasing costs for…

0 Comments / 24 View / June 1, 2019

A Mother’s Plea to Save Her Son from the Throes of Mental Illness

Signs to Watch for in Your Teen or Young Adult Regardless of our kids’ trials and tribulations during childhood and into the early teen years, the furthest thing from any parent’s mind is that our young adult child might develop…

0 Comments / 35 View / May 1, 2019

11 Must-Have Phone Apps for Parents

Parents have countless reasons to worry about their kids’ safety from the time they’re born right on through the teen years. Unfortunately, technology is a big culprit. Yet, it can also serve to help keep kids safe. Many phone apps…

0 Comments / 18 View / March 1, 2019

How to Teach Your Kids Critical Thinking Skills & Books that Foster Objective Thought

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin, Ph.D., British anthropologist and science writer Every day we’re inundated with information and often from two opposing sides. So how do we teach kids…

0 Comments / 55 View / January 1, 2019

Public Speaking – Preparing for and Getting through Your Presentation

Butterflies, sweaty palms, dry mouth — these are just some of the symptoms most public speakers experience. In fact, in Communication for Business and the Professions, Patricia Hayes Andrews and John E. Baird Jr. point out that, according to at…

0 Comments / 83 View / December 1, 2018

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Help Your Child Develop Good Saving Habits for Future Financial Stability

A 2013 review by Nellie Mae, a federal student loan program, found the average credit card balance carried by college students was $499, with 22 percent of students carrying between $500 and $4,000. As Nellie Mae points out, credit card…

0 Comments / 65 View / March 30, 2018

Digital Screens Wreak Havoc on the Eyes: Know How to Protect Your Vision and Your Child’s

As most parents will attest, the amount of time kids spend plugged in is excessive. There are many good reasons for parents’ alarm. First, despite the amount of time kids spend on social media, the activity is isolating. Also, the…

0 Comments / 65 View / February 28, 2018

Teaching Children Household Responsibility Leads to a Lifetime of Success

According to H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen in Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, “A belief in one’s personal capabilities is an essential building block for successful adulthood.” The best way for children to achieve this sense of…

0 Comments / 70 View / February 28, 2018

Atrial Fibrillation: Take Your Fluttering Heartbeat Seriously

When we think of heart conditions, we often associate them with older people. Although aging does increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), and it’s found more often in those over 60, it can affect people of all ages, including…

0 Comments / 96 View / February 1, 2018

Breast Cancer Risks, Symptoms, and New Revelations on Early Detection

There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” – Ann Jillian Twelve percent of women today will develop invasive breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from it this year alone, reports Breastcancer.org. That’s why…

0 Comments / 99 View / October 1, 2016