#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Alexandria Freel

Have you ever met someone who exudes joy? A person who oozes positive energy and makes you feel good just being around her? Well, that’s the first impression I had when I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. We were introduced when I spoke at a women in business event, and her positive energy was palpable. I must add that I found

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair loves women and motherhood. After becoming a new mom herself, she noticed that something was missing for new moms. These women needed a place of community where they could feel supported and honored through the good and hard (and often overwhelming) moments of this season of life. Because of her love for women, especially moms, Stephanie founded How

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Dayna Vaclav

Dayna Vaclav is today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. By day, she works as a Patient Success Center operations manager for a rapidly growing, multi-site medical clinic. But her superpowers don’t stop there! Dayna is a proud military wife and mom to three active kids. It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to real-life Wonder Woman, Dayna Vaclav! KR: Can you

5 things parents can do to ace college move-in day!

1  Be smart about packing.  Look at your child’s housing packet to learn about the university’s fire codes. They may prohibit hot pots, coffee makers* with exposed heating elements, and toasters. Some may also restrict string lights and extension cords. Why bring stuff that is prohibited only to have to haul it home? *Many DO allow Keurig-type coffee makers, which do

Emotional about launching your college student? You are not alone!

When did it happen? When did our kids grow up? I went from college and my first “real” job to marriage and then babies, who grew from toddlers to teens in a nanosecond. A household where diapers, lullabies, and training wheels turned into thongs, indie rock, and driver’s ed. Who knew I’d long for the days of chicken nuggets with

Cha-Ching! Discussing Money With Your College Student

Parents, if you’re like me, you realize that many things about college have changed since your coed days. College is big business. It’s not like the old days. Back then, if you had a pulse and a checkbook, you were accepted. Today, college is much more competitive. And expensive. That’s true for tuition and room and board, but it’s also

#RealLifeWonderWoman—Meet Brooke Radi

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman interview is an extra special one to me because the subject is our daughter, Brooke. She’s our firstborn. Sensitive, brave, inquisitive, and currently living as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic.  I’m in Prague with her this week to celebrate her twenty-third birthday and to help her get settled into a new apartment. It is incredible for

Great Grad Gifts 3.0

Got a grad? Trying to find a gift they will use AND appreciate? Here are great gift ideas for the high school or college graduate. Ink + Volt Planner Your student (or recent college grad) will stay organized, goal-oriented and super-productive with this planner from Ink + Volt. These high quality, well-appointed planners contain calendars, weekly time-blocking pages, journaling prompts

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Lauren Steinke

When she was six, Lauren’s dad signed her up for her first triathlon–and she fell in love with the sport. Father and daughter, they would train together. It was their thing. When she was fifteen, her dad passed away unexpectedly. Her world was turned upside down, but she continued to train and compete, carrying on the legacy (and the love

Sexual Assault: When Sex Is Not a Choice 

Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here’s an excerpt from Out to Sea: A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage on how to help a student who has encountered a sexual assault.  Sexual Assault: When Sex Is Not a Choice  Not all sex on campus is consensual sex. Sexual assault is the broad term to describe a wide