The Magic of Specialization?

I'm a multi-tasker. I won't deny it, I think most of us do it and it's something I need to work on. But just how effective is it? Turns out, our brain is kind of like a processor that switches back and forth very quickly between tasks. The switching process takes your brain time to …

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Did it Really Cost Us Over $400,000 to Stay Home with my Child?

Setting aside the whole stay at home vs. work outside the home mommy wars that I refuse to indulge in - I did an analysis of what it cost me (a white collar professional) to lean out of the work force for 3 1/2 years with Miss Moe. In 2010, I was discouraged about my relationship …

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Life Hack Money Saver | Learning it Anyway, Take the Test!

As I continue to look into how to life hack this whole college experience and get the most bang for our buck for Miss Moe, I am finding a few interesting things about our education system. This is one of those that I wish I would have known while I was in high school. I …

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Life Hack Money Saver | Why We are Paying for Grades….

What to do about the extrinsically motivated child? Miss Moe is driven by external rewards at this time.... Meaning, we need to find something to keep her moving along on this right path of life and focused. While I'd love for her to be intrinsically motivated, perhaps because that frontal lobe isn't fully developed, it …

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Life Hack Money Saver | Undergraduate Courses in High School

In an effort to be more efficient with time, I thought I'd check out Miss Moe's academics already offered in high school (she's definitely a case study for me, and I have a strong vested interest in my case subject). What I found for Miss Moe can likely be found on any county school website …

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