Heading out of my comfort zone…again!

As I go out and speak on preparing to successfully launch our children, many people ask if I have any videos to share online. Up until now, I’ve had to say “no.” But thanks to a little thing called iMovie that came with my laptop, I can now say “yes.”

Folks, this has stretched me! It is waaaay out of my comfort zone. Funny thing is I have no problem taking a microphone and walking up on a stage to talk to large groups of people. But talking into my computer is another story!

It’s stretched me in other ways, too. Let’s face it…I’m not exactly a genius when it comes to technology. One of my goals for 2017 is to become a bit more tech savvy. With Karen graduating and leaving for college this fall, I’m losing my in-house tech support person. So I decided to teach myself how to create and edit videos on iMovie. Please note I didn’t say “master” iMovie. Trust me, you’ll note plenty of beginner’s errors!Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 9.57.19 AM

Today, I’m sharing links to my first three attempts. They may be homemade, but they are heartfelt and filled with honest advice for parents preparing to launch. I’d be ever so grateful if you’d share the YouTube links with your friends so we can get the word out to parents that there is a survival guide FOR PARENTS as they face the freshman year.

Preparing to Launch Your College Student: The 3 BEs of Packing for College  If you’re preparing to send your student off to college for the first time, the process can be daunting. From the emotional to the practical, there are a lot of details to consider! This video offers do-ahead tips for packing for the dorm. Before you run out and invest a small fortune in futons and refrigerators, let me give you the inside scoop on college dorm packing—gleaned from the experiences of many parents who’ve gone before you.

5 Tips for Smooth Sailing on College Move In Day   Parents of freshmen, this one’s for you! Let this experienced mom share some best practices and practical tips to help your child’s move in day to college run smoothly.

Sneakers or Wheels:  Should you send your student off to college with a car?   As you prepare to launch your college student, one question that needs to be answered is whether to send him or her off with a car. In this video, we’ll walk through transportation options and alternatives for college students. I’ll offer insight and specific items to consider to help you make the best decision for your student and your family.

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