Five Fantastic Finds For Families 3/2023
March Edition 2023
It's March Madness, and even though Kennesaw State got knocked out in the first round against Xavier, I am very proud to be an Owl! Watching KSU's athletic program grow and gain popularity is exciting!
On another note, Kennesaw State's Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences invited me to speak on a panel that presented insights from women in the humanities and social sciences. Talking to students about pursuing a career with a purpose, critical success factors, mentoring others, and the value of a humanities and social sciences degree was an honor.
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Williams Educational Consultants shares five educational topics that offer wisdom, guidance, and fun for the entire family on the fourth Friday of every month.
5 Wise Words From Wendy:
1. Prepare. Seniors are busy preparing for their final college decision. Some advice for the Class of 2023 is to write a pro/con list and compare academics, social environment, and costs.
2. Plan. April is a great month to plan outside activities. Find a park to walk in, plant a garden, or enjoy an outdoor picnic!
3. Relax. Staying mindful is a great way to reduce stress. At the bottom of this newsletter, you will find Mindfulness Moment#9: Balance by Angela Cominos Koehler.
4. Support. With only a few months remaining of school, now is a good time for families to evaluate student academic performance. Think about how you can support your student this summer as they prepare for their next school year?
5. Love. April 22 is Earth Day. Love on our planet by being conscious about simple things like turning off lights, using less water, and not using plastic.
4 Current Conversations: Here are topics that can create great conversations:
1. Do you have Hobbies? Scholarship Advice.
2. Understand your college acceptance letter and financial aid offer.
3. What you need to know about Chat GPT.
4. The Common Application prompts remain the same for 2023-2024.
3 School Snippets: Colleges often give great information on their sites:
1. Transfer timeline is great for organization. Note dates can change based on school.
2. What type of student are you?
3. LaGrange College give tips on the application process.
2 K-12 School Plugs: A section to focus on schools in metro Atlanta:
1. Jump into summer by finding the best summer programs!
2. Ga Tech is has great summer activities too!
1 Recipe Randomness: NCAA NACHOS
3 tablespoons canola oil
6 green onions, sliced, white parts and tops separated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 shredded, cooked, whole chicken breast
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup salsa
½ (12 ounce) package tortilla chips
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend
½ large tomato, diced
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Heat oil in a deep 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add white parts of the green onions and garlic; cook and stir until onions are just tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt, and pepper; toss until well coated. Stir in salsa.
3. Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet. Spoon chicken mixture over tortilla chips; top with shredded cheese and tomato.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onion tops before serving.
Mindfulness Moment #9: BALANCE
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring officially begins on March 20 at 5:24 P.M. EDT. This day is all about balance as the length of the days is equal to the length of the nights. The rest is equal to the work. The time of going inward is near the end and we are about to bloom again. See the beauty here- the effort versus the effortless, the light versus the dark. Balancing school work with exercise and social activities is alway a challenge. Follow the season’s cues as now is a time of expansion, creativity, and growth.
How can you find your balance this month?