Ashley Pekelder

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5 Dirt-Cheap Index Funds That Invest in Dividend Stocks

Dividend investors typically rely on their regular income payments to either pay the bills or grow their nest eggs via reinvestment. Either way, it’s …

15 Modern Playhouses for Cheerful Backyards

There is a real balancing act for families with young kids who prefer modern styles of decorating. You definitely want your home to feel welcoming …

10 Ways To Show Teenagers You Love Them

I've written about how to show kids you love them in quick little ways, and a reader requested that I write a piece about how to bond the same way with older kids or teens. The main idea is the same, you want to show your teenager that you prioritize your relationship, despite your (and their) busy …

Parenting

5 money myths you probably believe

This article was reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people’s struggles to make …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

en_US<p>article<p>Successful parenting produces successful kids. Parents who produce prize prodigies have several things in …

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

Ten Mistakes Parents Make with Tweens and Teens

Teens and Tweens are going through lots of developmental physical and emotional changes. Changing friends, changing bodies, changing schools, more academic pressure, and higher expectations from parents all come into play. As parents we want the best for parents but sometimes our best goes too …

Parenting

Teacher surprises students with inspiring desk messages on exam day

A teacher's ability to motivate can start with a few simple words doodled on a desk.<p>Chandni Langford is a fifth grade teacher in the Woodbury school …

What Is Attachment Parenting? It may be different than you think.

Congratulations on becoming a new parent!<p>Have you decided how you are going to raise your child?<p>Chances are, before your baby is even born, everyone around you has already formed a strong opinion about which parenting style is best. But, how you decide to parent will ultimately depend on your …

Parenting

This Zootopia documentary shows an abandoned, darker version of the film

I enjoyed <i>Zootopia</i>, Disney's new non-Pixar animated feature about a world in which predators and prey live in relative harmony. But I struggled to parse what the film was commenting on. I assumed race, but who does the film view as predator, and who is prey?<p>This 45-minute documentary from <i>Fusion</i> …

Animation

What to teach kids about money at every age

You might be financially literate, but are your kids? If you’re not doing so already, this is as good a time as any to start teaching them about …

35 things to do for your career by 35

We're also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We've even said that there are plenty of things you don't have to have by 30 (or 40, or 50, or ever...).<p>But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later.<p>Not because some …

Employment

Woman Who Predicted The Fall Of The Twin Towers Has Bad News For 2016!

<b>Baba Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911. She died on August 11, 1996 . She lived in the city of Petrich, Bulgaria .</b><p>Vanga lost her …

8 Questions You Have to Ask During a Job Interview

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

6 Ways To Discipline Teens

We can all agree that it is easier to to discipline little kids than it is to discipline teens, right? I think that I can hear a collective yes in the background. With little kids we can always turn to our favorite default go-to discipline method which are time-outs where we attempt to separate the …

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

7 Things Pros Wish Parents Knew About Discipline

1<p>Limit the time outs.<p>Time-outs are rooted in the idea that giving attention to behavior (good or bad) reinforces it, while ignoring decreases it. …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Why do animal species vary so much in the shape of pupils in their eyes?

Here’s a picture of some animal pupils from National Public Radio. The website showed them because they’re the subject of a new paper by M. S. Banks …

101 KickAss Motivational Quotes To Get Your Employees Pumped Up — Prisoner Of Class

When do you need Motivational Quotes For Employees?<p>Your last product launch was a disaster, and the media is on your back. There are reports that …

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

"Becoming rich is nothing more than a matter of committing and sticking to a systematic savings and investment plan," financial adviser David Bach writes in his book "Smart Couples Finish Rich."<p>"You don't need to have money to make money," he writes. "You just need to make the right decisions — and …

Retirement

Elroy Sparta Bike Trail

Tunnel 1 along Elroy Sparta State Bike Trail<b><br>The Elroy Sparta State Bike Trail is a 32 mile linear bike path on crushed gravel. It is world famous as</b> …