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Eileen Wacker: Social Media and Connecting with Your Child

Eileen Wacker is the award-winning author of the Fujimini Adventure Series.  As a recognized thought leader and CEO of ONCEKids she has contributed to Fox News,Huffington Post and Resident NY Magazine. Continuing her enthusiasm for education she has led reading programs throughout the world. Eileen has written the following on Social Media and Connecting with Your Child: Social Networking is the most important […]

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Eileen Wacker: Electronics and Kids [The Moms Code Series]

Eileen Wacker is the acclaimed author of children’s books Fujimini Island Adventuresand the owner of ONCEKids Publishing.  This is a re-print with permission of her January article: We are officially recovered from the holiday season and hurling towards Valentine’s Day. The big gift requests from our four kids were electronics. My husband and I labored […]

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This Holiday: Joy of “The Gift”

This holiday season may be filled with reflection about what is really important. Home, family and services such as electricity will leave many thankful for the basics and others sad for their loss.  So how can we wrap our heads around the commercialization of the holidays?  I sent a survey to forty people and got […]

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Let’s Go Back to School With The Mom’s Code

By Eileen Wacker We are now in the throes of back to school. I can now see I will survive summer vacation, but fall is at our doorsteps and all the pressures of balancing work, school, marriage and health come back to life. I face so many challenges as a married mom of four, trying […]

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Back-to-School Survival Tips for the Modern Parent

  Our four kids are entering 9th, 8th, 5th and 4th grade. After the 4th of July, it feels like summer is ending and we have to start signing up for activities and get a fall schedule nailed down. The thought of summer’s demise, homework arguments, and having to get everyone up and out the […]

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Raising a Difficult Child

I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. I constantly revisit the question, “what is a good parent?” And for every happy, proud moment, there are a thousand small deaths endured as a parent. I die a small death every time my child gets […]

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Living in 15-minute Increments


By Eileen Wacker I am the mother of four kids, aged eight to fourteen year-old, and trying to launch a business.  I live life in 15-minute increments. Our house wakes up at 6:00 am during the week. Getting everyone to eat something is a challenge so I let them eat whatever they want – leftover […]

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Modern Mom Code

by Eileen Wacker Modern Moms are Stressed I face so many challenges as a married mom of four, trying to build a company. We just never have a drama-free week. Forgotten meds, wrong shirt on field trip day, wrong clothes/shoes for after school sports. And then several times a year planning, traveling and handling the […]

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This Christmas: It’s All About “The Gift”

Gifts are an integral and exciting part of the Christmas holiday. Money is tight for everyone, so each purchase should have a “best gift ever” aspiration. Have a list and stick to it. Don’t get sucked into “one day only” sales – too many items are tempting, so unless it’s on your list, remember to […]

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Say Goodbye to Lavish Birthday Parties and Go Back to Basics!

I have four children and two of them have summer birthdays. They seem to get the short end of the birthday-party stick with very small parties or just celebrating with family. But now we are back to school and the birthday parties are starting up again. So I started thinking about birthday parties and the […]

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