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Back-to-school shopping trips used to be magical — checking the school supplies off our list, picking out the best Lisa Frank folders and #2 pencils, and being giddy with anticipation for another school year. These days, however, what used to be an exciting outing has turned into a money-draining, stressful task for most parents, thanks to inflation, supply chain issues, and the endless pandemic.
The first lady herself, Dr. Jill Biden, is the first ever FLOTUS in history to be a working mom. Both when her partner Joe has been President and Vice President, Jill has juggled the responsibilities of the White House with the responsibilities of being a college professor and a mom.
A new study confirmed what any parent who’s had to take unpaid family leave knows: it is financially devastating. Those six to eight weeks off, meant to be a time of resting and bonding with a newborn, are often fraught with financial anxiety as bills mount up. And when it comes to how to finance those six to eight weeks in the only industrialized nation without paid maternity leave, many women are forced to deplete their savings, take out loans, or take on extra credit card debt to make up for the lost wages.
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In an effort to go green, Sprite is ditching its own iconic green. The Coca-Cola product has been packaged in green bottles for over 60 years. But from now on, Sprite available in plastic bottles will be clear instead of green, which makes it easier for recycling purposes. The new design is set to start production August 1.
Got a little one making the transition from kindergarten to first grade this fall? It's a big step that will come with new learning milestones — reading independently being one of them. While they may not be ready to dive into the Harry Potter series just yet, this is the age where you might see them reading to themselves... or you! And you might also be wondering what level of reading a first grader should be at. This insider look at how a first-grade reading level is assessed in the classroom and what you can do at home to support your child's reading goals will help take the guesswork out of early literacy.
When the pandemic hit, it didn’t feel like long before misinformation about the virus — and then misinformation about the vaccines — ran wild on the Internet. And a shocking number of mothers took the bait. Two researchers, Michael Walsh, PhD, and Stephanie Baker, PhD, wanted to...