Decision Made! You Paid the Tuition and Housing Deposit…What’s Next??
Finally, you can breathe. Applications are done, offers of acceptance have been received, and a decision has been made…you’ve madeRead more.
Know What Your Student Will Really Need to Take To School With This No-Nonsense List!
Know exactly what your freshman needs to take to school with this helpful, no-nonsense list.Read more.
Helping Your Child To Pick The Best Roommate
What should your student look for when choosing a college roommate? Check out this list of important and factors oftenRead more.
Can Your Cell Phone Give You The Flu? How to Protect Yourself From Your Phone!
At least 30 children have already died from this season's flu. It's now widespread in every state but Hawaii andRead more.
The Coolest Things On Amazon For College Students
My parents dropped me off at college with clothes, school supplies, hangars, and milk crates. Seriously, that was about it.Read more.
Teach Your College Student NOT To Become A Victim
College students are seen as easy targets for perpetrators - those who seek to hurt them or take advantage ofRead more.
The 4 Things Your College Student Wants You To Know Before Winter Break
I'm one of the many excited mommas eagerly anticipating my child's arrival for winter break. With one already in collegeRead more.
How About Some Toys That Teach This Year?
I have a very smart little boy. Like scary smart. But, given his own decisions, he will play video gamesRead more.
What College Kids Are Asking For This Year
The holidays are coming faster than we realize! I'm ahead of the game for once, this year, and I've finishedRead more.
Welcoming Your College Student Home For Break – What You Can Do To Prepare
Your college student is coming home for his first real visit since he headed off to college. You’re excited –Read more.
Love Oprah’s Favorite Things? Learn What They Are And Where To Get Them!
Learn what Oprah loves this year and how to get your hands on it before it sells out!Read more.
3 Things You Need To Know Before Parent Weekend
Many of you are eagerly anticipating what is possibly your first visit back since dropping them off and possibly theRead more.
When Your College Student’s Sadness Is More Than Being Homesick
The transition from high school to college can be tough. The word transition is deceiving, however. It implies that thereRead more.
Buy These Sure to Sell-Out Christmas Toys Now or Pay BIG Later!
There are a number of toys that are sure to sell out this Christmas and, unless you want to payRead more.
Halloween in College: Care Packages, Safety, and Fun!
Someone who doesn't have a college student might think that they are a bit old to be celebrating Halloween. But,Read more.
Has Your Normally Healthy Kid Been Sick A Lot In College?
I hear this every year in the fall from parents. Complaints that their children have been sick since shortly afterRead more.
5 Things Not To Do When Your Homesick College Student Calls
The transition from high school to college can be tough. Learn how to have helpful conversations when your sad orRead more.
Should College Students Get An Allowance: The Debate Continues
I get emails from parents asking this question frequently. Herein lies the problem with trying to answer the question thoughRead more.
Sorority Swag – Gifts for your favorite sorority girl!
Moms and dads, congratulations, you’ve lived through rush week! I’m sure bid day gave you a big sigh of relief!Read more.
The Best Gifts to Send Your Homesick Student
You just hung up the phone with your college student and you can hear it in their voice - they'reRead more.
The BEST Deal For Students From Amazon!!!
Amazon offers a FREE 6 MONTH PRIME membership for college students! Don't miss out!Read more.
I Can’t Wait For My Daughter To Go Back To School!
I can't wait for my daughter to go back to school. Yep, I said it! There it is. I don'tRead more.
Earn An Extra Income As a Blogger or Selling Online: A Step-By-Step Video
Have you dreamed of becoming a blogger or having an online store to earn an extra income but didn't knowRead more.
If a Twinkie and a Resee’s Peanut Butter Cup had a one-night-stand…
The links in this post may be affiliate links. Read the full disclosure statement here. My kids will tell you,Read more.
The Truth Is, My Children Aren’t Perfect
What's wrong with my kids? The people around me seem to have children who are practically perfect in every way.Read more.
The 3 Things I Did For Myself When My Oldest Left For College
For 18 years my identity was, mom. I was so-and-so's mother or so-and-so's wife - that's pretty much it.Read more.
Clever Devices For Protecting Yourself and Your Personal Belongings At School
Personal safety and security on the college campus is a regular conversation I had with my daughter prior to herRead more.
The 10 Rules I Will Teach My Son Before College
The links in this post may be affiliate links. Read the full disclosure statement here. My recent post, The Three RulesRead more.
How To Save BIG Shopping For Your Student’s Dorm Room
It's time to start shopping for your college student's freshman dorm. Read on for BIG cost saving tips so youRead more.
You Know You’re The Parent Of a College Student If…
10 clues that confirm you are the parent of a college student!Read more.
Why You Need Amazon Prime Student
If you didn't already know, Amazon has a great program called Amazon Prime Student. You'll see when your child leavesRead more.
5 Overlooked Factors For Picking the Perfect College Roommate
Picking a roommate is tricky but the success of the match can have a huge impact on a positive collegeRead more.
Choosing The Right Campus Dining Plan
Choosing a campus meal plan. How much is enough? How much is too much? As with everything else, this isRead more.
Gifts For High School Graduation That Are Great For College
High school graduation is an exciting time! It is the culmination of many years of hard work and often theRead more.
Dorm Room Storage Solutions
The most difficult task you'll face when setting up your child's dorm room is storage. The rooms are small -Read more.
College Orientation – For Parents
About mid-summer, fresh-faced and excited 18-year-olds will hit college campuses along with their parents for orientation. It can be aRead more.
The Three Rules I Made My Daughter Swear To Obey In College
When I sent my oldest daughter away for her freshman year, I spoke to her over and over and overRead more.
Rushing A Sorority – What Parent’s Need To Know
Your daughter just announced that she wants to rush in the fall or spring. What does this mean? I willRead more.
Preparing For When Your Child Gets Sick At College – Know Before They Go!
Consider your child's dorm like a cruise ship. You know the news reports about illness spreading among cruise ship passengersRead more.
Totally Cool and Clever Dorm Room Items
Life has certainly changed since I went to college. My parents bought very basic items for my room - aRead more.
Should You Give Your College Student an Allowance?
This question comes up frequently in college forums. It makes for a lively and sometimes contentious debate. The problem liesRead more.
Is there anything you forgot to teach your child before sending them to college? Enjoy and learn from the responsesRead more.
You’ve Paid The Deposit For Freshman Year…Now What?
Your child applied to college...check. Your child was accepted to the college of their choice....check. You've paid the deposit forRead more.
Wow! Seriously? The Conversation I Heard At Starbucks
I went to Starbucks yesterday to do some writing. I ended up spending the majority of visit eavesdropping on aRead more.
Does my college student need renter’s insurance?
Does my college student need renter's insurance? It's an important question that often goes unasked. There are several factors thatRead more.
Are You Prepared If Your College Student Has a Medical Emergency?
There's so much to do to get ready to send your child off to college beyond just shopping for theirRead more.
Amazon Prime Student Or Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping – Which Is Better?
Amazon used to corner the market on its Prime membership with free, two-day shipping on Prime items. Now Walmart hasRead more.
Dorm Decor – Photo Gallery of Beautiful, REAL Dorm Rooms
Take a look at these beautifully decorated dorm rooms, decorated by students and parents - no professionals! Everyone has aRead more.
Freshman Move-In Day: What you need to know
What you need to know on move-in day, but no-one will tell you... Some colleges have dorm rooms specifically setRead more.
Preventing Homesickness: The Air-Tight Plan For A Positive Transition To College
Listening to hundreds of stories told by college parents, homesickness and having a hard time making friends, ranks in theRead more.
A Parent’s No-Nonsense College Packing List – What You REALLY Need
When you're ready to go shopping, I've made what I think to be an incredibly comprehensive list of what theyRead more.