high school

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

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

10 Team Mom Tips for Senior Night

If you are the Team Mom for a high school varsity sport, quite possibly the most important event you’ll ever plan will be Senior night. As important to the parents as it is the kids, Senior night is a truly unique event that deserves thoughtful planning and your best execution yet. As a parent of a Senior athlete, you are closing a chapter in your child’s life and with it, your involvement in helping them reach their goals 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

11 Tips for a Great High School Graduation Party

High school graduation season is upon us and if you are anything like me, you’ll want this event to be as perfect as can be. Last year our oldest graduated from high school and I was amazed at what a meaningful time it was not just for him for for our entire family as well.  To celebrate this special time in our son’s life, we hosted a graduation party for family and our very closest friends Read more

When the Final Season of High School Sports is the Worst

After what seems like a lifetime (and for some kids it really is just about that), the final season of high school sports arrives full of memories just waiting to be made. In today’s “Just Do It” culture, high school sports is wrapped in drama.  Full of all kinds of complicated, this crazy few months has more emotion and passion than any other I’ve walked through.  If you are the Team Mom, its a countdown to Read more

Cell Phone Rules for Teens and Parents

Its one thing to talk about cell phone rules for your teens.  But its an entirely different scenario to actually set them and then enforce them consistently.  And in this case, the cell phone rules you set for your teens are as important for you to follow as it is for them.  If ever there was a massive trap for the “Do as I say, not as I do.” parenting pitfall this is it. We’ve 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

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

Senior Year Tips ~ Your Budget

If you have high school junior, it’s time to talk senior year tips and your budget.  If only someone had told me during my son’s junior year of high school how expensive his senior year would be, I would have at least not been so shocked and perhaps even had a senior year savings account set aside.  I don’t know about you but things are a LOT more expensive than when we were in school Read more