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Eileen Wacker

Filling Up the Mom’s “Nice Jar”

When a working mother is pushed to her breaking point (daily), she finds a way to stock up on “nice.” When my nice jar is depleted, I end up yelling at those most precious to me. I’m a married working mom with four kids and two dogs. I start each day optimistically and swear I […]

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A Mom’s Take on Kids and Reading

I’m not an educator. I have four children who are now 11-16 years old. I survived the early reading years, barely. Whoever said kids love to read is not a parent or was a parent a long, long time ago, like when there weren’t smartphones. Up until my kids were in first grade, a trip […]

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Holiday Simplification Needed

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. We make time for family and friends. We feel thankful for what we have. We give and receive gifts in many forms. We eat our favorite foods and make them for special people in our lives. I’m a busy mom of four children. In […]

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10 Tips for Moms to Survive the Holidays

  We all know it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But there is so much pressure to create perfect moments and memories, give the perfect gift, remember and connect with friends and loved ones. Quite frankly, the holidays are exhausting. And with four kids, who have end of year parties, secret Santas, holiday […]

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A Better Environment for Different Learners

I have four children who all learn differently. But I have one with a learning difference.

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Meet our newest characters!

In the latest installment of the multi-award winning Fujimini Adventure series, released last Spring, readers were introduced to a brand new character – the mischievous Rainbow Panda who has a strange obsession with firecrackers.  Read all about Rainbow Panda and his rascally antics in “Rainbow Panda and the Firecracker Fiasco”.  Meet Silver Bunny.  Silver Bunny […]

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Our April Newsletter is out!

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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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