Parenthood: The True Costs
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Parenthood: The True Costs

As your children move from infancy to adulthood, the rewards of parenthood are plentiful. But what are the costs? Full-time, center-based childcare alone is estimated at $9,589 per child, exceeding the average annual cost of in-state college tuition. Busey Wealth Management provides the tips you ...

September 18, 2017
Parents of the class of 2030: you got this!
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Parents of the class of 2030: you got this!

Parent of the Class of 2030, YOU GOT THIS! Actually you probably don't, but that's okay too. Kindergarten feels-been there, done that and here is what I had to learn the hard way.  One day, after the hustle and chaos of a class holiday party our daughter walked out ...

August 17, 2017
Teaching responsibility at 11
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Teaching responsibility at 11

After a long day at an amusement park, the last thing you want to think about is getting up for work the next day. And like any adult who arrives home at 11:30 p.m., my son recognized how tired he was. “We’ll just see how I ...

August 16, 2017
Mahomet Daily partners with Mahomet Citizen
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Mahomet Daily partners with Mahomet Citizen

Community. For me, everything goes back to this one word that holds so many meanings. From the time we moved to Mahomet in 2002, this Mahomet community has grown and changed immensely. And the definition of community within the framework of who we are and ...

July 20, 2017
An Open Letter to Cheryl Odle
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An Open Letter to Cheryl Odle

Dear Cheryl, I’m am sorry for writing this to you publicly. I know it’s not the right thing to do, but I just found out how sick you were three days ago. I went to Walgreens to buy you a card that sat in my car ...

June 01, 2017
Bricks and Devices: Helping Kids Experience Summer
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Bricks and Devices: Helping Kids Experience Summer

I really don’t think we could have asked for better weather to kick off summer break. I should probably be wearing more sunscreen, but it’s been so nice to be outside the last six days. I hope you’ll excuse the time I’m taking this week. I ...

May 31, 2017
How Youth Sports Capitalizes on Young Athletes
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How Youth Sports Capitalizes on Young Athletes

What did you do this weekend? Some of you with older kids, stayed home to help your child get ready for prom. Then, there were some of us with middle-aged kids who had a weekend full of sporting events to keep us occupied. My son had ...

May 05, 2017
Dear Bean: Don’t Forget Your Priorities
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Dear Bean: Don’t Forget Your Priorities

Dear Bean, As a mother in her early twenties, I brushed off when the women with older children would tell me about how fast your childhood will go. I didn’t think they understood how I was just going through the motions to get through each and ...

April 04, 2017
I Don’t Make My Children Take the PARCC Test
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I Don’t Make My Children Take the PARCC Test

When PARCC testing time rolls around, all three of my children get excited. You see, I don’t make my children take the PARCC test. I believe that children are tested too much and that the outcome of their education is not reliant upon a test. Yes, ...

April 01, 2017