A Little Love Goes a Long Way

Every person in the world – no matter their age, race, religion, gender, sexuality, or income — has the right to a quality education.  Sadly, for some people, that right is not that simple. According to a 2013 article by Education Week, “1.8 million young adults ages 16-21 are neither enrolled in school nor have completed a high school education.”  …

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My Money’s Worth

My son does not understand Geometry.  He’s still trying to learn basic equations and his final exam is coming up soon.  We have started looking into finding him a private tutor, but there are so many options.  I don’t want someone who will just get him to pass the test.  I want someone who can truly help him.  I want …

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The More You Know — the Autism Scholarship Program (ASP)

Q: My child is autistic.  I have recently heard about the Autism Scholarship Program.  What is the Autism Scholarship? A:  The Autism Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the Ohio General Assembly.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to parents of qualified children with autism.  It allows parents to select a private education provider to help …

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FFD — 2015 Ohio Maple Madness Driving Trail

What is the purpose of Family Fun Day articles? I’m so glad you asked!  I created the Family Fun Day series to show families local events they can attend together that are free or relatively low-cost.  These events provide an escape from video games, cell phones, and television and promote family bonding.  Best of all, these fun events are also …

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The More You Know — The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship (JPSN)

Q: My child has a disability and now has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  I have researched ways to provide the best education for my child and learned I can receive funding through the Jon Peterson Scholarship.  Can you tell me more about it? A: Absolutely.  The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) provides funding for the parents of …

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Money Tree — Extra Cash for the Holidays

Note: This post was written by a guest author. The holiday season is just around the corner!  I had a rude awakening last week when I realized I just have five more paychecks until December 25th arrives. That got me thinking about how to bring in extra money, not just for the holidays but to help provide a nice cushion …

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