Back to School with Boise Paper and Box Tops

If you have school aged children, you’ve heard about Box Tops for Education™ from the day they started kindergarten. And if you are like me, you’ve been collecting them all summer long to get ready for the fall Box Tops collection.  Add in the Box Tops from all that back to school shopping and this is likely the biggest contribution you will make all year. Thanks to Boise Polaris for the opportunity to participate in this sponsored content campaign Read more

Why Your College Student Should Intern at Disney

If you are the parent of a college student, you know how important the right internships can be in opening doors for your young adult’s future.  Not only through the experience they will gain but the exposure to different environments and the opportunity to get on the radar of their dream company too. And if they don’t already have one scheduled for the summer, they may find it’s time to look ahead to fall semester or Read more

My Favorite Teacher Christmas Gift

With kids from middle school through college, I’ve got years of helping our kids give what I hope are great teacher gifts. But truth be told, my personal favorite teacher Christmas gift has become a treasured family tradition. Teachers are the most influential partners parents have in raising children. Once your precious bundle heads off to big school, they spend more time at school ~ and activities as they grow ~ than at home which means Read more

A Mom’s Guide to Senior Year

If you are the Mom of a high school senior, the back to school fall of their senior year takes those “My baby is all grown up!” mixed emotions to an entirely new level.  While this season in their lives has always seemed so far away, this fall is when the grown up rubber meets the road and its game on for you to be organized.  Seriously.  Your GO MOM!® DIY Planner is likely already full of must Read more

Top 6 College Shopping Tips for Moms

If you are the Mom of a rising college freshman, you are in the countdown to dorm move in day just 4 short weeks away! And that means it’s time to buy ALL the things to make sure your child is ready. Except here is the thing ~ he really doesnt need ALL the things. But he definitely needs some key things you may not already have ~ can you say Twin XL bedding made Read more

GO MOM! Printable College Bundle

If you are the Mom of a high school sophomore, junior, senior, or rising college freshman, it’s time you discovered the GO MOM!® College Bundle! With two sons in college, one about to wrap up junior year and a second midway through his first, I’m just like any Mom in this stage ~ figuring out how to navigate this VAST to-do list while raising up independent young adults.  And it’s been CRAZY! Four years (how is that possible?) of researching, learning, testing Read more

College Move In Day Tips For Moms

If you have college aged kids, mid August means navigating College Move In Day.  If it were only about logistics, you know we’d be fine, getting the job done like the awesome Moms we are.  But it’s the part about letting go a piece of your heart that makes for all kinds of chaos, tears, extra long hugs, and yes, that edginess and silence that comes with knowing you are walking through a HUGE moment Read more

Are Test Corrections the New Extra Credit?

Does your child’s school offer the opportunity for test corrections? I have children that span middle school, high school, and college. When my oldest child was in middle school, he attended a private school that allowed students who performed poorly on tests to submit test corrections to raise their grade. When our middle son went to public middle school, he rarely had this same opportunity for poor test scores. Only when an entire class took a Read more

How to Coach Your Child Through a Code Red

Have you ever thought about how you would coach your child through a code red?  I absolutely hate that I have not only thought about and discussed it with our kids but just recently had to put it in to practice too. While I’m all in for sharing tips and processes to help you better organized your world, this isn’t a “How-to” post with any kind of expertise applied.  I have no idea if this is Read more

Easy Teacher Gift Ideas for Christmas

With the busy holiday season upon us, finding easy teacher gift ideas for our children to give is high on my list of time saving tips.  While not everyone may choose to gift at the holidays, we do and we thank every educator that our children come in contact with. That means homeroom, switch teachers, specials teachers, the carpool supervisor ~ you name them, my kids are thanking them. And that means not only is that Read more