How do you reach the top of a mountain? One step at a time. This is what I have to keep reminding myself when I come in contact with a major mountain in my life. I’m at the bottom looking up, and I think about how hard it seems to get to the top. It … More That Mountain is Too High To Climb
From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,544 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. More information on these statistics can be found on the CDC website. With it being the summer, I thought it was a good … More Health Safety Tips for Children
My thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of the Seattle Pacific University shooting. According to abcNEWS, the gunman was brought down by several students until the police arrived. That took a ton of courage to put their lives in jeopardy to save others. What a selfless act. A school environment should be … More Heroes in the Seattle Pacific Shooting
My nine-year-old daughter, Xayla, is one fast cookie. She plays club soccer with a bunch of boys, and she usually wins when they run sprints. She loves to come in first place. A few days ago a boy joined the team for a strength and conditioning practice. Now, my daughter has played soccer with this … More Teaching Children to Strive for Excellence
One of my sisters visited me several years ago, and I took her around to a fun filled day of soccer, football, lacrosse, and baseball games! As she was sipping her Starbucks coffee and we were at our third game of the day, she looked at me and said, “So your life really is over … More Life Is Over After Having Kids?
I wanted to add a couple of more tips that can help reduce the expense of college. Do you have a talent? My husband received a scholarship for singing. Can you get an athletic, musical, dance, research, etc. scholarship? Student work. See if the school you want to attend offers student work in exchange for … More Additional Tips on Affording College
At seventeen, college seemed out of my reach. I was making minimum wage at a shoe store. How could I ever afford college? My mother did not have the means to help me with my education, and my father was out of the picture. How did I get my bachelor’s degree debt free? Find a … More Can I Afford College?
You have worked worked so hard for many years for a degree! Now what? RELAX- Enjoy the moment! More than likely, you are a broke student, so you can’t enjoy it too long! Update your resume or create one- Remember that this is the first impression. Fix typos/grammar. Look at Susan Ireland’s Resume Site. Sharpen … More Graduated….Now What?
I’m panicking a little! My oldest will start high school in the fall! The problem is, I think the above list are the expectations for my son and I. (I’m constantly adding to it.) Hopefully, we get on the same page! I’m sure some of you share the same concerns! We will survive this … More Parent vs. Child’s View of Freshman Year of High School