Coping with Homesickness in College

Coping with Homesickness in College

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Homesickness. It is defined as the distress caused by being away from home. It can happen to anyone at any age. But it can be particularly acute for college students,...
Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   It’s still 100 degrees here in Texas, but the menu board at Starbucks informs me that it is fall. The Pumpkin Spice Latte and other autumnal flavored drinks are...
Apps Every College Student Needs

Apps Every College Student Needs

School is starting back up again everywhere! Colleges are starting their fall semester and students have to get back in the swing. Managing everything a college student has to do can be challenging and any help is welcomed. This week I want to talk about some apps...
We Need a Return to Civility

We Need a Return to Civility

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Is it just me, or does it seem like we are all living on a playground overrun by schoolyard bullies? I wrote a bit about this last year when I blogged about why we...
Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

Bulletproof Backpacks–Do They Work?

School shootings. How I wish they were not something we even know or have to worry about. But there were 24 school shootings in 2018 where someone was hurt or killed and 22 school shootings in the first half of 2019. And it continues. There were two back to back...
Road Trip: Galveston, Texas

Road Trip: Galveston, Texas

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   I have lived in Texas for the better part of 35 years and it took a good part of that time for me to come to appreciate Galveston, a beach town about 50 miles from...
Senior Year College Move-In Day

Senior Year College Move-In Day

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   We just got back from moving our daughter back into her college dorm for her senior year. SENIOR YEAR! It has gone so fast. We were due for a good one, because junior...
Upcoming College Scholarship Workshop

Upcoming College Scholarship Workshop

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   If you have a student in college or one who is about to start, you know all too well how expensive it can be. I can’t think of any family who wouldn’t...
Host a Christmas in July Party!

Host a Christmas in July Party!

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   The July Fry is in full swing here in Texas, and from the looks of it, it’s hot pretty much everywhere. Amazon had its Prime Day in July, and many retailers have...
Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon Prime Day Deals

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure page for more information.   Amazon Prime Day (or days this year) is upon us! 🙂 Last year’s Prime Day was 36 hours, and this year the deals run a full 48 hours. This year the fun starts...