Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

By Allya Orlov
Allya OrlovResolutions. So empowering to make them…but oh so disappointing when you fail. Let’s be honest, most, if not all of our resolutions don’t last. Instead of shooting for the stars, let’s be practical. Let’s commit to being just a tad better than last year. Here are 3 areas to focus on to make 2016 your best year ever:

Stress Less – Stress is the leading cause of all sickness. Yup, you heard that right. Finding ways to de-stress will make you happier, healthier and just a nicer person overall. (more…)

Single Incision Mommy Makeover

Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke work together to give moms a tummy tuck and breast augmentation in a single surgery.
Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John LaykeDr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke are the founding partners of the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. This plastic surgery dream team collaborates to reduce operation time and enhance patient satisfaction as well as safety – and their Mommy Makeover procedure is no exception.

Together, they’ve created SIMM, The Single Incision Mommy Makeover, a combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation performed through a single incision, allowing an improved figure for patients in reduced time. (more…)

Raising Entrepreneurial Kids: What They Don’t Learn In School

By Roxana Maddahi
Roxana MaddahiAs parents, we want our children to be better and more successful than we were. We dream of an easier, happier, and more financially fruitful life than we ever had, and in order to do so, we work hard to obtain the best possible education for our kids.

But even in the best schools, parents need to do their homework if they want to teach their kids to be business minded and entrepreneurial. Schools teach academics such as history, math and writing skills, but being good at these subjects is a piece of a larger puzzle if you want your kids to start their own businesses or achieve financial success in a business that they are passionate about. (more…)

Cooking Healthy for the Holidays

Lauren Haas shares her tips on healthy alternatives to fatty, processed foods.

By Lauren Haas
By Lauren Haas1. Buy wild, local and/or organic meats and fish.

2. Buy all,if not most, of your produce from the Farmers Market. Make sure it is CERTIFIED organic.

3. Use COCONUT OIL in place of BUTTER. You can use equal measurements. 1 cup butter = 1 cup coconut oil. (more…)

Easy Ways to Encourage Sibling Love

By Ashley Eneriz
Ashley EnerizSibling rivalry is a problem that plagues many households. If not dealt with, it can result in marriage issues and relationship issues between siblings later down the road. While no family will ever be perfect, there are several fun and easy things you can do to encourage sibling love between your children. (more…)

The Importance of Executive Functioning Skills with Early Learners

By Elizabeth Fraley
Elizabeth FraleyAccording to the National Institute for Early Education Research, there is a growing body of research that Executive Functioning (EF) skills are critical to implement in the home and classroom environments. Times have changed and increased academic demands on students have created the need to rely on strategies to help children plan, initiate, and organize academic and social responsibilities. Parents, teachers, and specialists can help support EF skills to optimize students’ full learning potential. (more…)

Investing in Your Children’s Future

roxana maddahiRoxana Maddahi shares her financial advice for women investing in their children’s future.

Q: I am always reading about college tuition increasing rapidly. Is this the case?
A: Unfortunately, the cost of college is getting more expensive each year, and we don’t see that it will slow down any time soon. Currently, the average cost of tuition at Private Colleges is approximately $38,000 per year. The center for financial aid has calculated that that figure will be approximately $90,000 by 2025, just 10 years from now. That’s almost $360,000 for a 4 year education. Inflation generally increases by 1% per year, which means that the value of our money goes down about 1% per year, but college tuition inflates at a much higher rate, going up an average of 2.2% per year. (more…)