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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 after
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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 or
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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 though
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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!
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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're
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The BEST Deal For Students From Amazon!!!
Amazon offers a FREE 6 MONTH PRIME membership for college students! Don't miss out!
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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't
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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 know
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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 her
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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 Rules
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What Is A Parent PLUS Loan?
Everything you ever wanted to know about Parent PLUS Loans!
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An Easy Explanation For Federal Subsidized Loans
What is a Federal Subsidized Loan? Who gets them? How much can I borrow? Are you confused? Read on for
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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 you
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Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans Simply Explained
Finally, Federal Unsubsidized Student Loans explained so anyone can understand! Now, you can know what you need to know without
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You Know You’re The Parent Of a College Student If…
10 clues that confirm you are the parent of a college student!
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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 leaves
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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 college
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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 is
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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 the
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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 -
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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 a
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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 over
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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 will
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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 passengers
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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 - a
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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 lies
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Forgotten Lessons
Is there anything you forgot to teach your child before sending them to college? Enjoy and learn from the responses
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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 for
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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 a
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Fun Gifts to Send to Your College Student For No Reason At All
My daughter is a sophomore at a university six hours away from home. I love to send her little things
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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 that
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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 their
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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 has
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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 a
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Creating Stunning Dorm Rooms
After the excitement of college acceptance comes the excitement for creating the perfect dorm room. Dorm rooms are becoming more
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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 set
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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 the
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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 they
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