Family Life Management Tips & Expert Advice

The Road Not Taken

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On September 25, 2017
  What does a published chemist have in common with a crafting enthusiast? A philanthropist with an ambitious young professional? An honors student with a new member educator for a sorority?   Maybe this sounds like a trick question, but it’s not. All of those people… are me! As I wrap up my college career, […]
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What You’re Really Getting From Meal Subscription Boxes

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On July 12, 2017
It’s six o’clock and you haven’t even thought about putting dinner on the table yet, oops. It seems like the only options are the dusty box of pasta in the back of the pantry or fast food. But wait; what if I told you there was another option? Yes, meal subscription boxes might be the […]
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My Baby Has Eczema: Now What?

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 27, 2017
It happens suddenly one day when you’re playing with your baby; you notice the red rash and bumps on their cheeks or scalp. Eczema. Don’t panic. A few things you should know is that about 20% of babies have this condition, it’s more likely to show up if another family member has it, it isn’t […]
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Battle of the Baby Formula “Keurigs”

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 20, 2017
It’s 4 a.m and the baby monitor in your bedroom bursts to life thanks to the hungry baby in the next room over. Oh, you haven’t heard? 3 hours of sleep is the new 8 hours of sleep. Don’t stress, there’s a way to skip the tired fumbling around in the dark as you struggle […]
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My First Week As A Public Relations Intern

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 8, 2017
  “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” (EE Cummings). Putting yourself out there and setting yourself up for rejection is always scary, but there’s nothing like the satisfaction you feel when that risk ends up paying off. Applying to an internship then being told you were accepted is similar […]
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Parental Guidance: Getting Smart with Social Media

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 6, 2017
  In this age of social media what one posts online holds more weight now than ever. A fact that 10 prospective Harvard students found out the hard way when their acceptances were revoked due to what they posted on social media. We’ve all heard this song before and like any other top 40 hit […]
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5 Miraculous Benefits of Green Tea

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On October 25, 2016
Green tea has long been known as the magical tea. Research has shown the green tea is packed full of antioxidants and healing properties. These antioxidants are known as Catechins. The less processed the tea is, the more of these Catechins it contains. So let’s take a look at some of these benefits. Can help prevent […]
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5 Uses for Coconut oil

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On September 29, 2016
  Ditch the chemicals, try coconut oil for your everyday needs. Coconut oil is a natural oil, edible oil that is extracted from the meat of a coconut. There are many uses for this miraculous oil, some you may have never even thought of!
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5 Tasks You Must Do Even When There Is No Time

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On September 16, 2016
  Working families really do run double lives. Work life is sandwiched in between home life everyday and you try to keep both separate. But sometimes you end up blending the two because you think you can read over a new contract while you finish making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—granted, you’ve done it […]
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Make Your Own Ice Cream At Home!

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On September 14, 2016
    If you have ever wanted to make homemade ice cream but didn’t think you had the right tools, it turns out, you do! This easy recipe makes a simple vanilla ice cream, but you can add other ingredients to make different flavors. The whole process takes about 7 minutes!
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Common App Tips From a College Student

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On September 13, 2016
Just like job applications, college applications take a lot of time and calculated effort. Once August hits, it is time for college seniors to begin their application process to five or sometimes ten or more schools. Many times selective schools will use their own application, but more schools are beginning to see the benefits of […]
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Picking The Perfect Intern

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On September 8, 2016
  The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” could not describe the hiring process for human resources any better. One person could have an outstanding resume but then come into an interview and not at all live up to the wonders that were put on paper. In contrast, another person could have a […]
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“On-The-Go” Lunches: Kid Approved

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On August 28, 2016
Getting three or more people ready in the morning is probably the most stressful part of your day as a parent. Sometimes you may even forget to pack lunch for your kids or you might not even have anytime time to. Here are some kid approved quick lunches you can pack the morning of or […]
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Simplifying The College Application Process: For Parents

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On August 27, 2016
  Being a busy mom is hard enough and with the speed in which education is evolving it can be stressful to keep up. As your child or children approach their junior year of high school the pressures can be overwhelming. With school work, SAT’s, ACT’s, prom, sports and other activities, the last thing that […]
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How To Improve Company Culture

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On August 25, 2016
  Yes, business needs to get done but it shouldn’t always be about the hard pressed suits and the straight faces. No one wants to wake up in the morning and despise going to work 9:00-5:00, but that’s unfortunately what work can feel like. I’ve noticed more overall satisfaction working in business settings that express […]
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5 Daily Tasks You Must Do Even When There Is No Time

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On August 3, 2016
Working families really do run double lives. Work-life is sandwiched between home-life everyday, and somehow you try to keep both separate. But sometimes you end up blending the two because you think you can read over a new contract while you finish making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich—granted, you’ve done it before. There are […]
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7 Tips for Babysitters

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On July 28, 2016
Babysitting for a new family? Not sure what questions to ask about their child? Is the child a baby or toddler? Every family is different and wants a different experience for their child! Here are some tips to make you the best babysitter you can be!
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Homemade Ice Cream

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On July 26, 2016
If you have ever wanted to make homemade ice cream but didn’t think you had the right tools, it turns out, you do! This easy recipe makes a simple vanilla ice cream, but you can add other ingredients to make different flavors. The whole process takes about 7 minutes!   Recipe  
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Hands on Learning: Why It Matters!

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On July 22, 2016
Constructivism is an educational learning theory that suggests that students take in new information and connect this new information to prior knowledge. Students will question and construct new meaning for themselves when they make connections between new information and prior knowledge. Educators and parents often follow this learning theory by presenting children with many hands-on learning experiences. […]
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Pork Tenderloin with Carrots and Brown Rice

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On July 19, 2016
Looking for a new meal to cook for your family? Try this delicious pork tenderloin with baby carrots and brown rice! It is super simple and makes a great family meal. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 45 min – 1 hour Ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin 1 half bag of baby carrots 2 […]
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Fire Safety For Your Family Pet

  • Posted by KCCStaffers
  • On July 16, 2016
Pets often complete our family and our homes. They are the first ones to greet us at the door, they eat breakfast and dinner with us, and sometimes we even let them sleep in our beds. But many people forget that they are a bit more curious than we are. Each year, it is estimated […]
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Tips for a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On July 13, 2016
We put together a few tips to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy!   EDUCATE YOURSELF. Whether this is your first or fifth child, educating yourself on what’s to come during pregnancy and labor is key. Pregnancy education can come from a book or even a class. There are different classes that will get you […]
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Public, Private, Charter – What’s the Difference?

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On July 8, 2016
Every parent wants to do their best in helping their child succeed in school. It starts with picking the perfect school to fit your child and your family. There is constant debate over private, public, and charter schools, and which type of school is the absolute best. The truth is, neither of three are the […]
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Your Beginner’s Guide to Mommy and Me Yoga

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On July 6, 2016
Yoga can be a great way to relax, increase self awareness, and improve flexibility. Kids’ minds and bodies are so active during the day and rarely do they take time to calm themselves and find inner peace. Introducing yoga into their daily routine can give you and your child a chance to do something beneficial […]
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4 Fun, Festive 4th of July DIY’s!

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 30, 2016
Do you love making themed DIY projects? Well, we had a blast making these 4th of July DIY’s at KCC! They are easy and can be used with craft supplies that are already in your home. We hope you have as much fun as we did making these festive 4th of July crafts!!
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Quick and Easy Cinnabon Waffle Recipe!

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 28, 2016
Cinnabon Waffles are a quick and easy way to celebrate National Waffle Iron Day! This is a great way to entertain children and to make a yummy snack. Bored at home or in a rush, you will have these Cinnabon Waffles in less than 15 minutes!
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3 Purposeful Packing Tips

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 23, 2016
It’s summer time which usually equates to traveling time. The kids are out of school. Make a list of things that you absolutely need. Less is always more especially since most people usually come back with more than you left with in the beginning. You don’t need more than one jacket or too many cotton […]
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8 Tips to Finally Win the Veggie War

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 17, 2016
We all know the pains of trying to a child to eat those greens they despise so much. However, British food writer Bee Wilson says there may be hope after all. In her new book First Bite, Bee draws on research from neuroscientists, nutritionists, and food psychologists and finds that there are many factors that […]
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3 Last Minute DIY Father’s Day Ideas!

  • Posted by KCC Staff
  • On June 16, 2016
FATHER’S DAY DIY’S! Father’s Day is right around the corner and what a better way to celebrate your father than by making him a homemade craft! Here are some quick and easy Pinterest inspired DIYs that we made ourselves!
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What to do: 7 Ways to Make It Past the Interview

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On April 28, 2016
I’ve been interviewing candidates for the past couple of decades for nonprofits, government agencies and businesses.  I could spend an eternity sharing all of the successes and epic fails of the thousands of candidates that have come before me.  I’ll somehow narrow it down to 7 things to consider when applying for your dream job. A first […]
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Things to Consider: Newcomer Nanny

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On April 21, 2016
So you were offered a new job as a nanny… The ability to make a seamless transition into the lives of a new family can be a challenge for a Nanny.  If one does not have an approach that coveys a sense of genuine interest and care then one may become defeated before the second […]
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Summer Brain Drain

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On April 20, 2016
Summer slide, which is also referred to as summer brain drain, is a phenomenon that commonly occurs amongst non-stimulated school aged children over the summer vacation. The brain is muscle that needs to be constantly exercised to maintain optimal performance. During the summer months, many parents used to opt to give the children a break in […]
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Homework Horror Story

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On April 18, 2016
Homework is the assignment of a purposeful task that reinforces concepts that are covered during the school day.  Accordingly, homework should not introduce new information to the learner.  On the contrary, homework should be utilized as a tool to communicate the student’s current level of mastery to the learner, caregiver and teacher. Let’s be real.  We want our […]
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5 Quick Tips: Preparing for New Baby

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On March 24, 2016
There’s simply no sure fire way that I know of to be one hundred percent prepared for the arrival of a new baby. From day one, each child is an individual and there’s no way for parents to predict if they’ll have a sleeper, crier, happy baby or fussy baby. There are a few things […]
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My Routine Vs. My Given Routine

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On February 4, 2016
#HappyBirthdayToMyEldestDaughter – Today is my eldest daughter’s 12th birthday! This morning while playing on pinterest at 4 am, (Don’t judge me, it’s the only time my house and life are completely still) it hit me that I have been a mommy for twelve whole years. It really does feel like it was yesterday when I was […]
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A Business Mommy’s Struggle

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On February 4, 2015
Success as a mom in business is a cyclical relationship. In order to keep one’s sanity she must understand that the two relationships must be in total balance so that the notorious mother’s guilt doesn’t take over. Allow your children to be your inspiration, as you are theirs. Know that writing your own ticket empowers […]
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Another Standard Post Type

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On June 26, 2014
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Gallery blog post type

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On March 4, 2014
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Standard Post with Featured Image

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On March 4, 2014
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Blog Post with Vimeo Video

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On March 4, 2014
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Another Standard Blog Post

  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On March 4, 2014
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  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On February 25, 2014
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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda
  • Posted by Natasha Eldridge
  • On December 7, 2013
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"The best gift you can give a child is the chance to have a lifetime of opportunities. Teach him to dream and accept no limits" ~Natasha R.W. Eldridge, M.A.

“The best gift …