The role of "supportive spouse" is one many claim. Fewer stand out as shining examples. Doug Emhoff, husband of US Vice President Kamala Harris, appears to be a stand out.
One stand-out trait we often see in supportive spouses is self-confidence. And Mr. Emoff appears to possess it in spades.
The Second Gentleman is not the first Vice President's spouse to be an attorney. That was Marilyn Quayle. He's not the first Vice President's spouse to pursue his career, albeit a scaled back one, while his spouse holds office; others have already paved that path. But he is the first man in the United States to be married to the Vice President.
Emhoff recently said, "I understand I am the first gentleman to hold this role, and I certainly do not want to be the last. So I do want to set an example for those in the future who can look back at the way I've approached it, and hopefully that will help them as well." In terms of providing new and unique role models for our children, and ourselves, the Harris-Emhoff team has delivered.
Regardless of your political opinons, feelings and dealings, many are likely to agree that the first Second Gentleman is likely to set a valuable example that others will consider in the future.
Submitted by Lacie Martin
Working parents who want to earn money on the side may want to consider these five ways to make bank.
Establish a Firm Foundation
Whatever direction you choose, starting out properly ensures you don’t get into any trouble with your new venture, and prepares you for future growth. Begin by verifying that your location and vocation don’t require any special permits. Some areas limit where businesses can be established, and some industries require certifications.
Along those same lines, you should also consider forming a limited liability company for your business. In addition to protecting your personal income from your store’s income and liability, starting an LLC can also result in tax advantages and less paperwork. The rules and regulations covering LLCs vary from state to state, although this part is simplified by partnering with a formation service.
And while it might feel like something only a bigger company would require, take the time to draw up a business plan. It’ll help you frame your goals with logical steps, and if you need any seed money, it’ll help to impress lenders.
Working and parenting is a challenge and a little extra cash sometimes enables you to purchase a little peace of mind. Why not look to the Internet for a bank account boost?
Submitted by Amanda Henderson with Safe Children
If your children constantly beg for cookies or sugary fruit juices, it can be hard to figure out how to get them on a path to a healthier lifestyle. It all begins with you. The example you set about nutrition and exercise can help them grow into healthy adults, and the great news is that keeping your kids healthy doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are three ways that you can help your kids make healthy choices while sticking to a budget.
It doesn’t take a lot of work to establish healthy habits, and practice always helps them stick. By being a role model for your children and keeping communication open about everything from how much something costs to why it’s good for you, you can lay the foundation for establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime.
Many parents are expressing concern about their kids' educations during the pandemic. They fear their kids are falling behind and not learning as much as they need to. They fear they'll never "catch up". Is this fear reasonable? Or is Is it possible that the pandemic is providing unique opportunities for kids to learn lessons that are more important than those they learn in the classroom?
On a recent episode of the 1A radio show, "The Pandemic is the Worst. What Can We Do to Keep Coping?", Shankar Vedantam, commented (at 25:45 min), "Many parents and many educators make the mistake of assuming that education is mostly about what you learn in school ... There has been a lot of research that shows that ... softer skills are in many ways a better predictor of how people will do over the long term than their cognitive learning, than the stuff that they actually learn in classrooms." Shankar goes on to explain how the pandemic is providing great opportunities for parents to help their kids develop some very valuable soft skills.
Rather than worrying about what our kids aren't learning right now, maybe we should focus on the unique educational opportunities that are all around us. Thanks to Shankar Vedantam for reminding us that the learning never ends when we recognize the lessons. He also provides examples of some of the unique lessons that exist because of the pandemic.