Interesting Ideas - 10 Tips for a Mindful Home. Women become so accustomed to multi-tasking, that as we become older and no longer need to multi-task to care for kids, we have to re-train our mind to other ways of thinking.
Academics are important, sure. Character, integrity, honesty, being able to speak up for yourself and communicate well really matters. In the real world no one asks about your academics - but they will remember how you treat them.