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young entrepreneurs guest John Hope Bryant

Children seem to be born young entrepreneurs, from selling mudpies to their mom to building a lemonade stand or dog-walking business for their neighbors. But what does it take to turn those rudimentary skills into larger lessons about budgets, credit, investments and banking? John Hope Bryant and his colleagues at Operation HOPE have worked with…

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support for adoptive parents guest Elisabeth O’Toole

A couple’s announcement of their decision to adopt often is at the midpoint of a journey that began long ago with dreams of their imagined family. As the prospective parents deal with all the uncertainties, questions and cumbersome processes of adoption, friends and family often are challenged to find ways to celebrate, support and even…

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Despite the hyper-connections today’s technology affords, many children are at a loss for words when it comes to connecting face-to-face – meeting someone new, receiving a gift graciously or welcoming friends to a birthday party. Marti & Erin were excited to discover that businesswoman Maribeth Kuzmeski and her teen daughter Lizzie have written a book…

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Contribution guest Dr. Jenny Friedman

You probably have heard Marti & Erin talk many times about the “3 Cs” that are so important to children’s learning and development: connection, competence and contribution. This week’s guest, Dr. Jenny Friedman, is devoting her life to helping families like yours find simple but powerful ways to engage children in the 3 Cs, with…

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Family pet guest Kate Anders

Maybe your kids are saying, “Please get me a puppy! I promise I’ll take care of it.” Or maybe your dog was your “baby” before you decided to start a family. Either way, there is much to think about as you consider such a big family change as a family pet. But Kate Anders, owner…

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