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Chefs are parents, too. Here are their tips if your kitchen is now a makeshift school cafeteria.

Yahya Noor from East Boston’s Tawakal Halal Café has seven kids — four of whom started virtual class last week — so he knows what he’s talking about.

“Think about it like going to school all day, where you don’t have the option to just go to the cafeteria,” he says. Instead, he packs Tupperware containers of lunches and snacks the night before for easy distribution at set times so his kids don’t get distracted. A favorite? Basmati rice with wild-caught salmon from Market Basket (his go-to grocery store), mozzarella cheese sticks, and grapes.

Yahya Noor of Tawakal Halal Café.
Yahya Noor of Tawakal Halal Café.Handout

Get creative at breakfast

If your kid eats on the fly, use breakfast as the main meal. Valentine Howell from Krasi in the Back Bay has an 11-year-old daughter with an “eclectic” palate and a remote curriculum in Roslindale. He fashions breakfast “sushi” with a banana rolled in Greek

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3 flexible side gigs for parents to bring in extra cash from home

  • Many parents have had to leave their jobs to take care of and homeschool their kids during the pandemic.
  • Several people told Business Insider that they’ve used this time to pick up side gigs, such as becoming call center agents, bloggers, or talent procurers.
  • Teresa Fong, a 34-year-old mother based in San Francisco, dedicates just an hour a day to finding talent for the job search platform Wanted and makes around $20 per hour, or $500 to $600 a month.
  • Stephanie Craig, meanwhile, started a third blog focused on local travel, and has brought in several hundred dollars a month in addition to income from her other two blogs.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Many parents in recent months have had to leave their jobs to take care of and homeschool their kids as schools remain closed or remote. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that “as

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I moved into my in-laws’ home. My husband wants to pay his parents’ mortgage, but it will come out of my income. How can I protect myself?

Dear Moneyist,

I got married recently and moved into my husband’s house that he shares with his parents. (His name and his parents’ name are on the deed.) Currently, we pay a small amount for rent, but my husband hopes to take on the mortgage of the house over the next couple of years. I am the breadwinner, and so the majority (or even all) of the money that would go towards the mortgage would be coming from me.

Before fully committing to this, are there any precautions I need to take? Or what are the risks I could be facing? I am worried about what would happen if I end up paying off their home, and they want to sell it or my in-laws pass away, or if they decide to give their share of the house to my husband’s sister, or if my husband and I separate (which

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I moved into my in-laws home. My husband wants to pay his parents’ mortgage, but it will come out of my income. How can I protect myself?

Dear Moneyist,

I got married recently and moved into my husband’s house that he shares with his parents. (His name and his parents’ name are on the deed.) Currently, we pay a small amount for rent, but my husband hopes to take on the mortgage of the house over the next couple of years. I am the breadwinner, and so the majority (or even all) of the money that would go towards the mortgage would be coming from me.

Before fully committing to this, are there any precautions I need to take? Or what are the risks I could be facing? I am worried about what would happen if I end up paying off their home, and they want to sell it or my in-laws pass away, or if they decide to give their share of the house to my husband’s sister, or if my husband and I separate (which

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Working From Home Is Different For Parents, Introverts And Younger Employees

CEO and Executive Creative Director at Tribe, Inc., working with global brands to build employee engagement.

In the earlier days of the pandemic, when corporate employees were first settling into working from home, there were widespread reports of high productivity and employee job satisfaction. About six months into it, that’s still true for many — especially when we’re looking at broad strokes.

But a closer look at different groups of employees reveals some interesting differences. In Tribe’s national survey with corporate employees working from home due to the pandemic, we filtered respondents for these differences:

• Parents with younger children at home who need their attention during the day.

• People who describe themselves as introverts.

• Younger employees who are under 30.

For my two earlier articles on this survey, see “Remote Work May Become The New Normal” and “The Impact Of Ongoing Work From Home.”

Parents

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This low-cost baby health monitor is designed to make baby’s healthcare easy for new parents!

Across the globe in 2018, 2.5 million babies died within their first month of life. Collectively, Africa and Southern Asia made up approximately 87.7% of these deaths. – UNICEF

To address this issue, designers Chris Barnes and others at Cambridge Consultants of Cambridge, UK have designed a wearable health monitor for newborns in areas where current solutions are not easily available. Called ‘Little I’, their innovation empowers parents in low resource countries to monitor the health of their newborns by providing a low-cost, durable device that gives them assurance of their newborn’s survival despite lack of medical knowledge. This service is implemented by NGOs first buying and transporting the device to the community and teaching the workers how to use it. And in parallel, the mother/caregiver would hear about the device within the community and then later be provided one by a health care professional after giving birth. After 28

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