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On a path to accomplishment

It seems like just yesterday, I was in labor getting ready to meet my little boy for the first time. My thoughts were racing as I was about to experience something so amazing and life changing. There was no turning back — I was becoming a member of the Mommy Club. With so many thoughts […]

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A lesson in learning to let go

Over the past weekend, my 7 year-old son learned how to ride his bike without training wheels. I did it mommy, he said. He rode his bike down the sidewalk and around the curve without the aid of my maternal arms holding the handlebars or his shirt.  With tears in my eyes I began to […]

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Parenting on a part-time salary

Summer is fast approaching and some single parent students may be concerned with parenting on a part-time salary. While parenting already has its challenges, single-parenting on such a limited income and attending school may seem impossible. But there are a few arrangements that can be made so that students may still attend classes, earn a […]

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Go plastic-free to save the earth

It takes 1.5 million barrels of oil – enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year – to make plastic bottles and an estimated 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills each year, taking an average of 700 years before they begin decomposing, according to Earth Policy Institute. If your plastic bottle has a […]

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Summer Fun on a Tight Budget

Student-parents at CSUN, Summer will be here soon, and the kids will be out of school.  On a tight budget, it’s hard to keep them occupied.  Since I’ve decided to go back to school, I’ve had to cut down on summer camp and daycare expenses.  So my kids and have developed our own sort of […]

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Ways to Manage a Tight Budget

Student-parents at CSUN, When I made the decision to go back to college as a parent, I knew there would be a lot I would have to sacrifice. So I was never hesitant to try to find ways to save money or to find a good bargain. Kid’s clothes can be expensive, and they also […]

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Four iPhone games you must buy

If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you’ve no doubt downloaded the “lite” or free versions of several different games available in Apple’s app store. But what about spending a few bucks for a couple full-version apps? Here are five that are guaranteed to give you your money’s worth: 1. Plants vs. Zombies […]

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Dating as a single parent

Hitting the dating scene as a single parent is challenging. We have to be selective when choosing that significant other not only for ourselves but for our children as well. There are so many elements we fear as a single parent, when it comes to dating. The initial fear, is like the gut feeling one […]

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Manage your money with Mint

A soft breeze blows across your skin as you head to the mailbox. It’s a new month and you feel great until you open the mailbox. A couple magazines, a letter from mom and credit card bills. Bank statements. Utility balances. If you dread this monthly ritual—and the balance in your checking account— take a […]

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Did anyone say, Refree?

There should be more referees during a tennis game. Two or three umpires from the USTA are supervising six matches going at the same time. This results in players calling the shots. Nina Jaworowski was calling balls in when they were out. Players need umpires to supervise the game.

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Defensive Game

Playing a defensive game is risky. In her tennis singles match, Captain Nina Jaworowski was allowing the opponent to dictate the tempo of the game, relying on her to make unforced errors. While it was working most of the time, I believe it’s risky. The player needs to be very quick and have consistency with […]

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The Art of Domination

Ever seen how a yo yo works? That’s how Nina Jaworowski was dominating her opponent in the game. In her singles tennis match, she would keep the opponent at the baseline then pull her to the net with a drop shot. When she reached for the drop shot, Jaworowski would play a lob, forcing her […]

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