Creating Happiness in Your Workplace

Have you ever seen the movie “Joe Versus the Volcano” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? In short, Tom Hanks plays a man who absolutely hates his life. His daily routine consists of going to work in a slow paced, dirty, unorganized, and windowless office with flickering lights day after day, being around negative, angry people, and going home to the same dull, boring life … Continue reading Creating Happiness in Your Workplace

5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

The beginning of the school year doesn’t have to be a carousel of stress. It isn’t just about getting backpacks and school supplies ready. It’s also a time when parents check to make sure their children are ready for success in their next classroom. According to a national survey of K-8 parents conducted by the parent organization Learning Heroes, parents are uneasy when it comes … Continue reading 5 ways to help kids start the school year strong

6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Summer camp season has arrived. Are you and your children in agreement on what you want from their summer camp this year? Chances are, you’re hoping for a camp that will keep your kids occupied, active and learning and creating throughout the summer. And your kids … your kids probably just want to have fun! “The good news is summer fun and learning don’t have … Continue reading 6 smart, fun STEM-themed camps to keep kids learning this summer

Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education

The education children receive today will help them throughout their lives. School is the fundamental component of the learning process, but education doesn’t stop when kids arrive back home at the end of the day. “Education and family go hand in hand,” says Ellen Marks, curriculum director of Bricks 4 Kidz, an award-winning summer camp and after-school program. “Parents who take an active role by … Continue reading Smart ideas for supporting your child’s education

Igniting a young girl’s passion for STEM

As a young girl, Ava Lonneman wasn’t about to let gender stereotypes get in the way of her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Although told in grade school that “STEM isn’t for girls,” Lonneman was not only driven to pursue her own STEM dreams, she inspired her peers to follow suit. That’s why the National 4-H Council awarded Lonneman its 2017 Youth … Continue reading Igniting a young girl’s passion for STEM