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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.

With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.

But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.

But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Weekly Roundup- Personal Happiness Affirmations

Happiness is eating cupcakes at school
 on your birthday.

Happiness is believing that you are “home” even if it’s just for a short moment.

Happiness is watching your children thrive in a new city.

Happiness is having a sneak peek into your child's future.

Recipe of the week: Spinach and Ricotta-Stuffed Baked Chicken With Lemony White Wine Sauce

Rub: • Salt • Olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon (or 1/4 teaspoon dried) • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Stuffing: • 1 cup cooked, finely chopped, and drained fresh spinach • 1/2 cup ricotta • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (you can substitute for your favorite cheese such as smoked provolone, gorgonzola, fontina, feta, or goat cheese) • 1 large clove of garlic minced • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1 large egg
Sauce: • 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1/2 cup homemade chicken stock • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard • 2 tbsp of lemon juice • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream • Optional: Pinch of sugar (to cut the tartness of the lemon) • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • Chopped chives
Chicken: • 1 whole chicken • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Make the Stuffing: In a bowl, combine the spinach, ricotta, parmesan cheese, lemon peel, garlic and co…