#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Samantha Baker

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman embodies strength! She uses her superpowers to help others confidentially tap into their own inner strength. Sammie Baker is not your typical wellness coach. She’s the ultimate wellness coach! She understands how intimate and personalized wellness is from one individual to another. Her powerful methods are grounded in self care, compassion and personal responsibility. Sammie has over a

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Shea Pederson

Not all super heroes wear capes. Some wear stethoscopes. And sensible shoes. Meet Shea Pederson! This #RealLifeWonderWoman began her professional life as a graphic designer working for the St. Cloud Times for almost 9 years. She decided to switch gears and go back to school for nursing as she had been a CNA while attending college for advertising/graphic design and really

The inside scoop: RA’s advice on how to ace student life

While they might not scale tall buildings or catch villains, there are super heroes walking among us. These heroes use their superpowers to support and guide students, parents and families to successfully navigate the college years. This #HigherEdHero brings a unique perspective as he is a seasoned RA (Resident Advisor) and also currently a college senior. He knows what he’s talking about!

How to be a Great First-Year Roommate

Whether your student has shared a room with siblings or had their own space for their entire lives, living with a fellow student (or students) can be a huge adjustment. This week on our social media pages, we’re looking at what makes a great roommate, how to handle conflicts as they arise, and we’ll celebrate roomie wins. We’ve got a special guest

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Johnson

Welcome to #WonderWomanWednesday! Today you get to meet #RealLifeWonderWoman Ashley Johnson, a self-proclaimed “small town girl” who is a wife and mom to four children. Family is a huge priority in her life. She savors time with her kids (most days!) and keeps plenty busy with all of their varying activities. In addition, she’s from a close-knit family who supports

Move-In Day Madness!

What’s the strangest thing you’ll see on college move-in day? You won’t believe what we saw! Here’s a short excerpt from Chapter 7 of Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage that talks about move-in day and the most unexpected thing we saw when we moved Brooke into her first dorm: There’s an emotional spectrum on

Garbage In=Garbage Out

There’s something on my to-do list that I’ve been dreading to do.  I’ve put it off for nearly a month, but today’s the day I must tackle it.  I must set up my brand new laptop computer. Just thinking about it gives me hives. You see, I’m a bit tech-challenged. Plus, I really like my current laptop. I’ve had it

#HigherEdHero — Meet Michelle Schmitz

While they might not scale tall buildings or catch villains, there are super heroes walking among us. These heroes use their powers to support and guide students and families through their high school and college years. They are creative, energetic, resilient, organized, empathetic, hard-working professionals who make a difference in the lives of those around them. As an author and

TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Adulting” is hard. As adults, we must prioritize and manage our time between our long list of professional (work or school), personal, family, and social commitments. This aspect of “adulting” can be especially challenging for first-year college students. Often living independently for the first time with freedom, flexibility and plenty of distractions, students can struggle to manage their time effectively.

Time Management Apps for Students

With multiple classes, a social calendar, and often a work schedule, students need a place to track assignments, deadlines, exam times, projects and other commitments or responsibilities. Before they head off to campus this fall, encourage your student to consider which time management tool will best suit their personality, learning style, lifestyle, and academic needs. Some students prefer a physical (as