Meet the Intern: Adam

Today, you have the privilege of meeting another awesome Radi to Write intern! Adam Valley is a junior at St. John’s University. He’s creative, funny, and thinks his parents did a pretty good job helping him launch. Read on and get to know Adam. Area of study: Major: Global Business Leadership. Minor: Economics Clubs & Extracurriculars: Intramural Basketball, Marketing Club Fun

Meet the Intern: Gabrielle

In a previous post, I shared how the Radi to Write team has grown. I’m excited to introduce you to one of our amazing college interns today. Gabrielle is super-sharp, detail-oriented and hard-working. Read on to get to know Gabrielle and to learn what her parents did well in helping her transition from high school to college. Year in School:  Sophomore Area of study:

Gift Guide for College Students

Ho! Ho! Help? Once your kids move away, it’s hard to gauge what they want or need. How do you fill their stockings this holiday season? Instead of guessing, I went straight to the savviest shoppers on the team…our college interns. I asked them to create a holiday wish list to help parents shop for their college students. Happy Holidays from the

‘Tis the Season to Model Gratitude for Your Teen

Holiday displays are up, Black Friday pre-sales have begun, and I’ve already heard my first Christmas carol on the radio. ‘Tis the season! But before we jump into the chaos, I’d like to take a moment to remember Thanksgiving—the holiday that originated out of the spirit of gratitude. Let’s talk about gratitude and what it can mean to our nearly

Meet the Interns!

I’m thrilled to announce Radi to Write has just won the lottery—the intern lottery, that is. We’ve now got six talented college students sharing their skills while learning more about public relations, marketing and book publishing. How did this BIG WIN happen, you ask? Some might call it luck. Others may say timing. I call it divine intervention. Here’s how

College: Then & Now

Our daughter is a senior in high school, so we’re swimming in a sea of admissions brochures and ACTs. Of 529s and budgeting spreadsheets. Of unpredictable emotions and fear of the unknown—ours and hers. And yes, of college visits. It’s overwhelming, a little like buying a car. We’re kicking tires at campuses around the country, trying to help her narrow

Cruisin’ the Midwest

Life’s been a bit of a whirlwind here since Out to Sea set sail. During the past two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of spending time in Des Moines, Brainerd, Fargo, Grand Forks and St. Cloud for book events, speaking engagements and marketing. It’s still a little surreal. And very exciting. I’m not the best at posting my activities and

College Life: Packing for the Dorm

The Three BEs of Moving to College It’s that time of year. Students are loading up their futons and dreams and heading off to college. Parents, beware: This can be an emotional time that requires an extra dose of patience on your part. Here are some practical tips from folks who’ve gone before you—parents who’ve already played packing Tetris in

The Mother of All Podcasts

What a treat to sit down to chat with Kelly Sayre of Next Monday about college, parenting and the challenges of turning life’s failures into teachable moments. If you’ve got kids, this podcast is for you! LISTEN NOW –  KELLY RADI: PARENTING WITH GRACE For many of us the topic of parenting is terrifying, all-consuming, and the most important matter of our