Bethany Blevins

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3 Ways to DIY Dough Ornaments

One of my top crafty must-makes this Christmas are homemade dough ornaments. Great idea, but where to begin? There seem to be so many recipes out there, it can be a little overwhelming. I’ve taken the time to search out three different recipes (with awesome tutorials and tips) that will motivate …

Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

I talked to him about cognitive control and the research that supports social and emotional learning (SEL).<p><b>Edutopia: What does the research say about</b> …

Pedagogy

If You Can’t Have Work-Life Balance, Try Work-Life Integration

Finding the right balance for work and life is difficult. If you find that your work and home life interfere with one another, you might want to try …

'Moms' Night Out, Kill Me Now'

<i>By Halina Newberry Grant/ The Next Family</i><p>I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said -- in reference to our table -- "Moms' Night Out," followed by a "kill me now," expression.<p>I love your edgy mullet haircut …

Parenting

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …