Meet the Intern: Brooke

Brooke Stier is an integral part of the Radi To Write team. This CSB senior wows me with her organizational and management skills! Not only is she carrying a rigorous course load, she’s also super-active on campus, serving as the President of the Marketing Club. And, to top it off, she’s wise beyond her years. Parents, you’ll appreciate her honest insight into

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Young Adults

I used to be a big New Year’s resolutions gal. Each year, I’d make resolutions like these: Drop 15 pounds Cut out ALL sweets Work out at 5:00a.m. EVERY day Fit into my swimsuit by the fourth of July I always started out strong.  A vision of discipline on January first, I’d jump out of bed and squeeze into my

Is Your College Student Home For Winter Break?

If you’re like many parents eagerly anticipating your college student coming home for the holidays, you may have visions of sugar plums and expectations of Norman Rockwell-like moments dancing in your head. Unfortunately, your winter break may look less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! Trust me, I speak from experience. CLICK HERE  for

Meet the Intern: Dan

Please let me introduce you to another member of our talented, hard-working Radi to Write team. Dan, a junior at St. John’s University,  is a go-getter and knows a thing or two about technology. He’s not afraid to dig in and and tackle a project…and he does it with a smile. Meet Dan! Area of study:  Global Business Major and

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