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Keeping Your Spirit and Passion While Raising a Family: DLX

MotherhoodThe poet and philosopher, George Santayana, once said, “the family is one of nature's masterpieces.”  If this is so; and I believe it is, then how can we nurture and maintain that masterpiece while keeping our individual spirit and passion alive? There is a way to stay connected to your passions and interests even when the vast majority of your daily life is consumed with nurturing others. Over the years, I have found the following helpful because I quickly discovered that when I was feeling happy and engaged with life, I was a happier and more engaged mother; which in turn, created a happier family.

 

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Knowledge is Power...and Free!
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Written by Trina Boice   

Knowledge is Power

Can you believe it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time already?  While some mothers are celebrating the idea of a quiet, clean house during school hours, others are sad to leave behind the carefree fun of summer spent with their children.  My kids think I’m crazy because I absolutely love the smell and anticipation of opening up a new textbook.

For moms who are just a bit envious of their children’s opportunity to learn new things at school, I have a goldmine of resources for you!  The following web sites include thousands of video lectures from some of the world’s top scholars!  Knowledge nirvana!  And they’re all FREE!

 

One of my favorite quotes, and one worth teaching your children, is:


“The more you read, the more you know.

The more you know, the smarter you grow.

The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice

When speaking your mind or making your choice!”

 

Enjoy!

http://academicearth.org/

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/av/index.htm

http://worldlibrary.net/Collections.htm

http://freevideolectures.com/

http://videolectures.net/

http://lecturefox.com/

http://www.ted.com/

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/
Alternate site of Berkeley's lectures.

http://scholarspot.com/

http://www.varsitynotes.com/

http://www.learnerstv.com/

If anyone is interested in Entrepreneurship and learning more about what it takes to own or run a business, I highly recommend the Standford eCorner ( http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=1554 ) or the Harvard business school ( http://www.hbs.edu/entrepreneurs/ ) podcasts. Both are great resources that provide outstanding insight into running your own business

http://oedb.org/library/features/236-open-courseware-collections

http://www.careervoyages.gov/education-videos.cfm

http://www.sba.gov/tools/audiovideo/deliveringsuccess/index.html

Quotation“The more you read, the more you know.

The more you know, the smarter you grow.

The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice

When speaking your mind or making your choice!”Quotation

http://www.sba.gov/training/index.html

http://www.sba.gov/tools/audiovideo/Podcasts/index.html

http://www.openculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html

http://www.videomd.com/featured_videos.aspx

http://www.varsitynotes.com/

http://www.ovguide.com/education.html

CENTSerely,

Sister Thrifty    a/k/a  Trina Boice

www.sisterthrifty.com

 

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Trina Boice
About the author:

Trina Boice grew up in California and recently moved to Las Vegas.   In 2004 she was honored as the California Young Mother of the Year, an award which completely amuses her 4 sons.  Trina is the author of 7 books and can’t wait to write her next one!  To learn more about her books and speaking engagements go to www.trinaboice.com

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