The Mom Report: May 15, 2018

MOM TWEET OF THE WEEK

WAYS TO WATCH THE ROYAL WEDDING

If you are a royal lovin’ mama, then it doesn’t get much better than a royal wedding!! (Even if you tell everyone you won’t be watching...you know you will...yeah, you will.) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot this Saturday, May 19, and just about every network will have special coverage. Get your tea and biscuits ready early because the wedding starts at noon, London time (7 a.m. EST/ 4 a.m. PST). Here’s a rundown of all the ways you can watch!


INTERVIEW QUESTION THAT LEAD TO WOMEN MAKING LESS

Discussing your past salary in a job interview could greatly influence your earning potential and perhaps put you at a disadvantage to your male counterparts. An article in the New York Times points out that since women are statistically more likely to work in lower paying jobs,  a man and woman vying for the same job - with compensation based on previous earnings - will result in women continuing to make less money. Several cities, states, and companies across the US have banned the “salary history” question from interviews.
BOTTOM LINE: The salary history question isn’t the only thing contributing to the gender pay gap and there are many different opinions on whether or not this common interview question hurts or helps in the hiring process. If this is  a question you’d like help navigating in your next interview, make sure you check out the article.

CHILDREN HAVE MORE ENERGY THAN ENDURANCE ATHLETES

Brace yourselves. We now have scientific proof that children do, in fact, have more energy than highly trained endurance athletes. Researchers also found kids’ little bodies recover even quicker than athletes’ after intense activity.
BOTTOM LINE: Researchers say the results of this study could help develop athletic potential in children. Parents, however, will forever be envious of their children’s never ending energy levels.

MORE RECESS, BETTER LEARNING

A school in Fort Worth, Texas, started a new program called LiiNK that gives students two 15-minute unstructured recess breaks in the morning along with two in the afternoon and the results are impressing teachers and parents. One teacher says she’s noticed that her students are “less fidgety and more focused” now that they get multiple “reboots” throughout the day.
BOTTOM LINE: The American Academy of Pediatrics calls recess, “a necessary break in the day for optimizing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.” This program has had such success that it is being rolled out to additional schools in Texas and a handful in other states. Instead of cutting recess, hopefully more schools will take note and realize that less classroom time doesn’t necessarily mean lower test scores.

TIME'S UP FOR ANALOG CLOCKS IN SCHOOLS

Apparently kids these days just can’t read traditional clocks, so schools in the UK are kicking them to the curb! Kids today have grown up almost exclusively using digital clocks due to our reliance on technology and personal devices. As a result, students aren’t finishing their tests in time because of their inability to read analog clocks in the classrooms. Teachers have now decided to replace analog clocks with their digital counterparts.
BOTTOM LINE: As Bob Dylan once said, “the times they are a-changin’.”


MOM HACK

If you have a trip planned this summer then you will love this mom hack! Maryam Tabrizi turned a tackle box into an impressive snack tray for her family’s flight to Europe. She says the kids totally approved and the flight was a success! This would also be a great solution for long car rides. Thanks for sharing Maryam!

 
Courtesy: Maryam Tabrizi

Courtesy: Maryam Tabrizi

 

MOM SHORTS

Shopping for swimsuits is the worst. Shopping for shorts is a close second. Why is it so dang hard!? The Mom Report recently came across this Holderness Family classic and was happy to see that the struggle is real for moms everywhere.

 
 

WHAT SLEEP DEPRIVATION LOOKS LIKE

Weird things start happening when your running on no sleep. Don’t worry mama, we’ve all been there!

 
 

Make it a great day and remember YOU are a great MOM!

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