An Apple Update, and I’m Not Talking About My Phone

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It’s been well over three years since we were foster parents. Three years since we gave up on our hopes of adopting a child from the foster care system. Sometimes I think back on that experience and how it made us truly re-evaluate our family situation and what we really wanted. It made us all…

10 Tips For Surviving Your First Year of College

10 Tips for Surviving Your First Year at College - some great ideas for college students to make the most of your freshman year!  Good advice for high school students as well!

So you’re moving into your dorm room, you’re parents are going to be saying their goodbyes soon. Your Mom will be shedding some tears on the drive home.   All of a sudden, you’re on your own in this new place and you are about to embark on the most amazing adventure of your life.…

Google Calendar for College Students

A must for college freshman -- Stay organized with a Google Calendar-- and it's FREE!

Well, you’ve done it. You’ve started your first semester of college. You’re on your own now, and Mom isn’t going to be there to make sure you get up on time, or make sure you get that paper done by next Wednesday. In addition to having to make your own meals, do your own laundry…

And Then There Was One

Courtney, Class of 2019  :-)

When my husband and I met and started dating, we had three kids between the two of us. He had two kids from his first marriage, and I had one. So when he and I got engaged in 1999, our kids were all right in a row– ages 4, 3, and 2. We would take…