senior year

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

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

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

Graduation Gift Ideas {High School Students}

Graduation gift ideas are harder to decide on than you think. As we prepare for our first child to graduate high school next week, I suddenly find myself completely stumped when it comes to deciding what to get him. As a child who has been so blessed through his high school years, he’s not in need of the obvious technology gifts. We considered taking a special trip just parents and graduate but decided we’d rather Read more

Senior Year Tips ~ Your Calendar and Graduation

Today we are talking senior year tips for high school graduation and your calendar. Every busy Mom knows that when you get to May and June depending on the school year, you are overrun with can’t miss dates. From the end of the season, competition play offs, to the end of the school year picnic, to exams ~ you name it, our calendars are basically in lock down. And when it comes to your child’s Read more

Senior Year Tips ~ Choosing Graduation Announcements

Today we are talking senior year tips and choosing graduation announcements.  You may know that I have a high school senior graduating in 6 short weeks so I’ve got a million and one things to do that are senior year related. And of course what do I do when I come upon a new organizational issue?  I share it with you!  I hope for many of you this series will be relevant for where you are or Read more

7 Planning Tips for a Perfect Prom

Mid April and prom season has arrived! For the next 6 weeks, one or more high school communities in most every city in the nation will be celebrating this special event for juniors and seniors. And while the prom committees, staff, and administration are busy making sure everything is ready for the dance itself, its up to the kids to organize the rest of the night. And here is where a well organized Mom can Read more

Letting Go So Your Kids Can Grow

Remember when your kids were babies and how hard it was to leave them in someone else’s care the very first time?  Torn between thinking you might die if you didn’t get back right away and knowing you’d go crazy if you didn’t have just a few minutes to yourself, this first outing away from your baby was a milestone for letting go.  For me, the next one happened in pre school.  Each child so Read more