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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

Packing for College ~ Personal Care with Gillette

If you are the Mom of a college student, it’s “go time” for packing for college! While you may have most of the dorm room needs taken care of by now, it’s likely the personal items that need tending too, your student having plenty of opinions about what products they prefer. And oddly, I find myself filling the ultimate over prepared Mom shoes, wanting to send everything AND the kitchen sink to make sure my son never runs out anything >> Read More

#DIY July ~ Tween and Teen Room Makeover

Today is all about a tween and teen room makeover, taking that well loved but likely under used playroom and putting it to good use. When your kids are home in the summer, one area they might spend a lot of time in is your playroom. But what happens when no one’s using the space or it just isn’t outfitted in the way that it needs to be. That’s where we found ourselves. We started >> 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

How to Take Prom Pictures

Prom Pictures are a key memento for a night that is surely to be a very special time for your high school junior or senior. As our teens began to attend prom, we were surprised to learn that at least for our high school, there isn’t an opportunity for the kids to take a professional photo on site at prom. Gone are the days of that great pic with the prom theme stated across the finished >> Read More