Cha-Ching! Discussing Money With Your College Student

Parents, if you’re like me, you realize that many things about college have changed since your coed days. College is big business. It’s not like the old days. Back then, if you had a pulse and a checkbook, you were accepted. Today, college is much more competitive. And expensive. That’s true for tuition and room and board, but it’s also

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellen Voie

As President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman mentors and supports real women every day! She founded Women in Trucking in 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. And 12 years later, she’s still going strong. Women

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Angela Wiechmann

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman may not be able to leap tall buildings, but let me tell you she is a super hero when it comes to words. I call her “editor extraordinaire” and the “queen of transitions” as well as “trusted advisor.” Her name is Angela Wiechmann. She is an immersion editor and owner of A.M.W. Editing. We met when Angie edited

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Sophie Riegel

I learned of today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman from a colleague who told me, “you simply have to meet her!” She’s an author, speaker, mental health advocate, student and dog rescuer. She radiates both resilience and gratitude. And by the way, she’s accomplished all of this (and so much more!) before her nineteenth birthday. Her book is called Don’t Tell Me To Relax!: One

Travel Tips to Beat Jet Lag

As a speaker, I get to travel quite a bit. I love the freedom of hopping on a plane and landing in a new city. I enjoy immersing in the culture of a place. But it’s not as sexy as it sounds. Air travel can be tough on a body. It’s not always easy to adjust to a new time

#RealLifeWonderWoman—Meet Brooke Radi

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman interview is an extra special one to me because the subject is our daughter, Brooke. She’s our firstborn. Sensitive, brave, inquisitive, and currently living as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic.  I’m in Prague with her this week to celebrate her twenty-third birthday and to help her get settled into a new apartment. It is incredible for

Great Grad Gifts 3.0

Got a grad? Trying to find a gift they will use AND appreciate? Here are great gift ideas for the high school or college graduate. Ink + Volt Planner Your student (or recent college grad) will stay organized, goal-oriented and super-productive with this planner from Ink + Volt. These high quality, well-appointed planners contain calendars, weekly time-blocking pages, journaling prompts

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Joyce Sauer Brenny

Driven To Serve! That’s the Purpose Statement of Brenny Transportation, Inc. And that’s how today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman rolls. Meet Joyce Sauer Brenny–CEO and Founder of Brenny Transportation. KR: Would you tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment?   JSB: I find life and energy comes from giving back. Considering my background, I feel so blessed to have the health and

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Lauren Steinke

When she was six, Lauren’s dad signed her up for her first triathlon–and she fell in love with the sport. Father and daughter, they would train together. It was their thing. When she was fifteen, her dad passed away unexpectedly. Her world was turned upside down, but she continued to train and compete, carrying on the legacy (and the love

Sexual Assault: When Sex Is Not a Choice 

Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here’s an excerpt from Out to Sea: A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage on how to help a student who has encountered a sexual assault.  Sexual Assault: When Sex Is Not a Choice  Not all sex on campus is consensual sex. Sexual assault is the broad term to describe a wide