Life is Like a Baseball Game – Striking Out is Not an Option

Life is Like a Baseball Game - Striking Out is Not an Option

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Life is like a baseball game. 

I read this amazing life to baseball analogy on a friend’s wall on Facebook and something clicked. Having a 13-year-old son made it even more relatable.

Baseball and Life. The common denominator is real. Let’s all pretend that our life bases will be loaded and that in …

College Move In Day – 4 Things Parents Really Need to Bring

College Move In Day - 4 Things Parents Really Need to Bring

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College Move in Day

The day has finally arrived – your prince/princess is finally flying the coop and going off to college. The dreaded college move in day is here! All the studying and all the planning for the future has finally arrived.  You have shopped for everything you can possibly think of from bedding …

College Orientation for Parents – Helpful or a Waste of Time?

College Orientation for Parents - Is it a Waste of Time?

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College Orientation for Parents

College Orientation for parents – is it helpful or a complete waste of time? As a former college student, I vaguely recall my college orientation. I remember the drive up there, rooming with my girlfriend and partying the night away. I don’t recall anything else. This time around I was attending …

Success is a Choice that Begins in Elementary School

Success is a Choice that Begins in Elementary School

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Success is a choice. 

In life we frequently hear how lucky people are. You got into an amazing college – ‘you are so lucky.’ You got that amazing job – ‘oooh, how lucky are you?’ And the list goes on and on. In reality – the success you hear about has nothing to …

Snapchat Speed Filter is Deadly

Snapchat Speed Filter is Deadly

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The Social Media app Snapchat has come under fire by parents for assisting with the distribution of pornographic photos. Thanks to Snapchat and the “Speed Filter,” parents everywhere have an additional worry. When used when driving, the app is dangerous and can even be deadly.

Parents of teens everywhere have frequently expressed concern over the …

4 Reasons to Read Your Child’s Texts

4 Reasons to Read Your Child’s Texts

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In today’s world, navigating your children’s social media activity can be a challenge. One of the topics that comes up frequently is whether you should be monitoring your child’s texts? By reading your child’s texts does this make you a stalker? A helicopter mom?

When your child is first navigating that brand new iPhone …

When is the Best Time for Moms to Go Back to Work?

When is the Best Time for Moms to Go Back to Work?

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The Best Time for Mom to Go Back to Work

Being a mother is one of the most difficult jobs a woman can have. Not only are you responsible for yourself, but as a mother you are now responsible for the well being of another human(s).

When that human is just a baby, you …

College Admissions Changing What They Are Looking for in 2016

College Admissions Changing What They Are Looking for in 2016

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College Admissions

As the parent of a junior in high school, it has become all about college. The PSAT’s, the SAT’s, the grades, activities and pretty soon – the college visits. We have been preparing for this moment for what seems like forever – and it has finally arrived.

Just hearing the words College …