Juggling College and Family Life – How to Make it Work

Are you worried about juggling college and family life? I got married at 18 so I didn’t go to college right after high school like many people do. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and I was anxious to get out of the house on my own. Eventually, I got […]

5 Signs You’re Ready to Let Go of Your Adult Child

I used to think that I wanted my children to stay young forever. There is nothing more amazing than how a baby smells after their bath and nothing more rewarding than seeing your child’s smile when they reach a major milestone. My mind is full of memories of faces covered with spaghetti sauce, fingerprints on […]

Back to College Essentials

This post brought to you by Brita. All opinions are 100% mine. We are just a few days away from both kids going back to school.  I can honestly say that I am in no way finished with getting all the back to college essentials on my list but thankfully I have made a great […]

College Planning Tips for Kids with ADHD

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Kaplan Test Prep. I received compensation to write this post, and any opinions expressed are my own, and reflect my actual experience. Sarah is a senior in college and David is a senior in high school this year. That means that this year is going to have some […]

Healthy Dorm Cooking Hacks for Back To College

One of the challenges of healthy dorm cooking is the limited number of ways you can cook in a dorm room. You don’t have a full-size refrigerator or a full-size stove in your dorm room so many people don’t even think that healthy dorm cooking is possible. Most of the time, college kids purchase meals […]

Top 10 Must Have Dorm Essentials

This article is sponsored by Kleenex + Walmart. I know, it’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. It seems like only yesterday that I was looking forward to a break from the day to day rush of school. Unfortunately, the kids will be going back to school in just a few weeks and […]

Tips for Planning for College on a Budget

This post on college on a budget is part of a sponsored campaign by Amazing on a Budget by Walmart[dot]com. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Sarah is going to be a junior in college next year so this is our third year searching for tips for planning for college on a budget. We […]

Transitioning to College: Tips for Mom & Teen

This post on transitioning to college is part of a sponsored campaign by Skype via Glam Media.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. Transitioning to college can be a challenge not only for your teenager but also for parents. I was used to my daughter coming home on the school bus each day after school. […]

Save money on college text books with Campus Book Rentals

Save money on college text books Sarah just went back to college on Monday so finding a way to save money on college text books is something she’s been thinking a lot about. When I was in college, the only real choice was to buy your text books.  If you got really lucky you could […]