Where to get SAT prep help from your home

Last weekend, a friend drove her son two hours to take the SAT in another county. This madness came about because in many counties test dates have been cancelled or postponed. With fewer opportunities to take college admissions tests, teens need to be completely prepared to get the best SAT or ACT score possible when the test is offered. Today, we are happy to promote…

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9 overlooked items to put on your college shopping list

As many of us move our college students into dorms or apartments, there are the obvious things to send them with, and then there are the less obvious. Seasoned college moms, Raquel and I are using our prior experience to create a college shopping list as we both move our sons into their dorms in the next week. Raquel bought most of her son’s shopping…

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Class of 2020 Graduation was about much more than a diploma

When COVID hit, I prayed and hoped it wouldn’t affect my son’s high school graduation. But as weeks went by, I could tell we were heading in the direction of a virtual graduation. I soon discovered that sometimes, because things don’t go as planned, doesn’t mean all is lost. The Class of 2020 will go down in history thanks to COVID19. What other class can…

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My teenager needed a break from Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

It’s Friday night and my 18-year-old son, Garret, is next to me on the couch. We are watching The Office and laughing. We are both relaxed and enjoying our evening and not for one second do either of us have FOMO, also known as Fear Of Missing Out.  If there is any silver lining to this pandemic and the stay-at-home orders, it’s that we are…

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A great option for your teen this summer

Almost daily, I talk with a parent who is worried about their teenager. They are worried their teen is going to hang around all summer with nothing to do. Or they are worried their teen won’t be able to take the summer class they had planned to take. So, with that in mind, our guest blogger — an investment banker turned entrepreneur — caught our…

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Telling your teen you’re separating

There really isn’t any easy way to tell your teens you and your spouse are separating. It’s one of the hardest decisions any married couple has to make. Many times it is one spouse who wants the separation more, so it’s harder on the one that doesn’t. Sometimes it is mutual. In either case, it’s sad, painful and life-altering for everyone — and something I…

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Teens need help with face to face conversations

Are we as parents of teenagers doing all we can to prepare them for high school, college or for the workplace?  Are we collectively doing all we can to best support the next generation to function the best way possible in the real world?   Are we supporting the next generation by way of offering them pivotal life skills?   What I’m talking about is helping our…

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