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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

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

Dorm Room Christmas Tree Kit

Does your college student have a dorm room Christmas tree?  Last year was our son’s first at college and we quickly learned that our holiday plans would need to be slightly altered to accommodate this new routine called college break.  That’s when it also dawned on me that he would need a Christmas tree for his dorm room. Okay need is relative but if you live with me, you NEED a Christmas tree no matter where you are >> Read More

Back to Campus with Barnes & Noble MasterCard

As the parent of high school and college students, back to campus shopping is never easy on the budget.  No matter how hard I try, there are always unexpected expenses that pop up and they often surround text books, study guides, and supplies.  Thanks to ResourcefulMommy Media for engaging me to write this sponsored post by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard, this fall I’ve got a few new tricks to try to keep those expenses >> Read More

Senior Year Tips ~ How to Organize College Information

Today we are talking about how to organize college information. If you are the parent of a high school junior or senior, you are in the midst of the hunt for where your child is going to go to college. There are so many aspects of this search beginning with prepping for the ACT and SATs, taking college tours, then the application process, and making that final decision. Because I see the world with a >> Read More

College Tailgate Fashion Tips for Moms

There is nothing like a college tailgate to get you in the mood for Fall! If you are the mom of a college student, you’ll likely find yourself attending a tailgate or two, especially when its time for Family Weekend. With our oldest son in his freshman year, we are learning as we go when it comes to new events (as has been the case for his entire life). Attending a college tailgate as a >> Read More

7 Organized Tailgating Ideas

Fall is here and that means it’s time to talk organized tailgating ideas. No matter how much (or how little) you love football, you have to admit that its the tailgate before that local high school or college ball game that sets the tone for a great event.  From the food to the games, its awesome to gather kids and adults alike to get together and have some fun. We’ll be tailgating with families at our sons’ high >> Read More

Packing for College ~ How to Organize for a Downsize

Packing for college with a downsize in mind is not what most parents might think.  But moving to campus is a major life event that demands thoughtful organization. In this case involves both partnering with your student and staying focused on strategies to organize for a downsize.  Not only are you working with the logistics of packing, moving, and unpacking your student’s new life,  you are downsizing their possessions and limiting the extras in their life that >> Read More