Savvy Parents

They’re your neighbors, your friends, your colleagues. They are amazing parents, each of whom shows how one person can truly make a difference either in their home or in your home. Most of our parents are selected after being nominated by someone like you!

Interesting Advantage to Becoming Bilingual

by: Summer Blackhurst Interesting Advantage to Becoming Bilingual Joe Budelli from California doesn’t speak Spanish, but his two girls are in a Spanish speaking dual immersion program and he uses native language speakers in his home to help the girls do well in school. Joe was pleasantly surprised, however, when he saw learning another language […]

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Chris Chianesi: MANNYPROBZ

by: Smart Coos Chris Chianesi: MANNYPROBZ Chris Chianesi is the creator of the YouTube series MANNYPROBZ, which follows Chris in his everyday life as a Manny (male nanny). Chris was born and raised in Rhode Island and moved to New York City in 2005 to study theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  He’s […]

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Marianna Du Bosq: Bilingual Avenue

by: Smart Coos     Marianna Du Bosq was born in Caracas, Venezuela where she spent the majority of her childhood as a monolingual speaking only Spanish.  Until one day, right before her thirteenth birthday, her family moved to the United States and her adventure and passion for language learning began!  Her love for languages […]

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MARIA BABIN: TRILINGUAL MAMA

  by: Smart Coos Maria Babin: Trilingual Mama     Maria Babin, creator of Trilingual Mama, has a trilingual, multicultural family that are currently living in Normandy, France. She blogs about her family’s linguistic and cultural adventures and offers advice on raising bilingual children.       Recently, we sat down with Maria Babin for an interview about the methods she used […]

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Christopher Lewis: Dad of Divas

by: Smart Coos Christopher Lewis: Dad of Divas Christopher Lewis writes at DadofDivas.com and has a blog/podcast at DadSpotlight.com . He is the father of two girls and a college administrator as well as a husband, son, community advocate and more. He loves technology, comics, photography and being an involved father!   Recently, we sat […]

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Kim Gibson: Building Micro Communities

by: Smart Coos Kim Gibson: Building Micro Communities Kim Gibson is the Founder and Head of School of NOLA Micro Schools, a collaborative project with 4.0 Schools.  Her education and community development background has directly influenced her role as an educator and a mom. She enjoys spending time with her family on the Bayou, running […]

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Rita Rosenback: Multilingual Parenting

  by: Smart Coos Rita Rosenback: Multilingual Parenting Rita Rosenback, Multilingual Parenting. Rita is a Finland-Swedish blogger, coach and author of “Bringing up a Bilingual Child”. After studying languages in Finland and Germany she worked as a university teacher, translator, interpreter and team manager and is now a full-time writer and coach living in the UK. […]

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Krystel Spell: MilSpouse Lifestyle Guru

  by: Smart Coos  Krystel Spell: MilSpouse Lifestyle Guru Krystel Spell is Vice President of Brand Outreach & Marketing for MSBNewMedia.com  She is the Co-founder of the monthly subscription box for military spouses called TheSpouseBox.com, and she is the military spouse and mom behind the popular lifestyle blog for military spouses ArmyWife101.com. Also, Krystel recently launched […]

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Matt Candler: Education Enthusiast!

by Smart Coos Matt Candler: Education Enthusiast!        Matt Candler is a father of three children and the Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, a platform for teachers, technologists and entrepreneurs to create bold solutions for the real problems in America’s schools. Matt’s passion for education has lead him to form a career as […]

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James Oliver, Jr: World’s Cutest Twins!

by Smart Coos James Oliver, Jr: World’s Cutest Twins!        James Oliver, Jr. is Co-Founder of the world’s cutest twins. He is a tech entrepreneur who completed a startup accelerator and successfully raised private investment capital to start WeMontage, the world’s only website that lets you turn your photos into large collages on removable wallpaper. […]

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