Eyebrows: There should be two… and other advice for the next generation.

May is such a special month for me. It is the month I became a mom, the month both of our daughters were born, actually. Between Mother’s Day and our daughters’ birthdays, I have so much to be grateful for—and so much to celebrate. I am the Mom who gets a bit nostalgic this time of year, looking through baby

3 Documents You Must Discuss With Your College Student

College is NOT high school.  There, I said it. This is one very important nugget of wisdom for parents and students to understand as they prepare for life after high school.  You see, in college roles change. Responsibilities change. And expectations change.  For both students AND parents.  Parenting a college student is different than parenting a high school student. It

#RealLifeWonderWoman REVISITED — Kelly Sayre

Kelly Sayre, one of our past real life Wonder Women, has some big news to announce. She just launched her first book and is throwing a party to celebrate! The best part . . . you’re invited! Sharp Women: Embrace Your Intuition, Build Your Situational Awareness, and Live Life Unafraid  I had the privilege of a “sneak peak” and got

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!

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.

Boxes, totes and biceps, oh my!

If you’ve noticed my bulging biceps of of 2021, it is not because I’ve been lifting weights at the gym. It is because I’m getting pretty good at lifting boxes. Lots of boxes.  In the past year, we moved both Marty’s mom and our daughter Brooke to new homes. And next week, we move our daughter Karen. If you’ve moved

#HigherEdHero — Meet Karen Backes

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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Colleen Upton

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman uses her powers of voice and presence to lift up and create stronger connections in families. She’s a Licensed, Certified Presenter for The 10 Greatest Gifts Project, a nonprofit committed to building priceless qualities and values, like honesty, responsibility and self-confidence into every family in the world. Meet Colleen Upton! Colleen has lived in Littleton, CO for

Self-care during a pandemic: How do you recharge?

Clients, employees, kids, commitments—these vital parts of daily life bring both satisfaction and challenges. But together they can suck your energy. Add the short, dark days of a long winter along with the extra challenges of living during a pandemic, and, like that Chevy you drove in college, you may find yourself needing a jump-start. How can you avoid burnout

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jaci Finneman

Jaci Finneman is passionate about helping parents become confident leaders for their kids, find happiness in their day-to-day routine, and bring peace back into their homes. Her experience runs deep. She started her career as a para-professional for children with developmental disabilities. A few years later she was hired by a non-profit agency that supports children with physical and emotional