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College and student loan debt is crushing
College Prep

The Truth About How to Prevent Student Loan Debt

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here are some tips to prevent student loan debt. Does your child’s future include college?  One big reason to begin making plans for college is MONEY!!! Something else to think about is that your child’s future will greatly be affected by the choices he or she makes today.   These two factors were at the top of the list while our oldest son was deciding on a college. We are trying to help our kids as they go through college, by helping to prevent student loan debt or at least reduce it for them. Pin

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5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult|
Life Prep

5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 5 Steps to Avoid Losing Your Cool With Your Young Adult It’s tough to remember exactly where the burning sensation started.  Perhaps I mistook it for a hot flash.  Before I knew it, I was excusing myself from the room, muttering something to my husband about this being HIS son.  My good friend Shannon Hale at has kindly written this guest post letting us know how to avoid losing your cool with your young adults.  She has some great ideas! Pin for later! When Your Darling Child Comes Home From College… What could my rising

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9 Books to Enjoy With or Without Your Teen|
Just for Moms

9 Books to Enjoy With or Without Your Teen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Great reading this coming summer! One thing that my youngest son and I have done is joined a Cool Mom and Son Book Club. He would completely disagree that we are cool moms, as would his friends that are included in this group. However, the other moms and I think that we are cool, and we have gotten our boys to read a great number of books, approximately one a month for over a year.  Pin for later! This just goes to show, the power of parenting can manage anything! This has been such a

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Backpack Essentials: What You Must Have|
College Prep

Backpack Essentials for College: What You Must Have

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Backpack essentials for high school or college Packing an organized backpack for high school or college is essential to academic survival. It is much smarter to plan ahead for classes, emergencies, and daily occurrences than to just throw a bunch of stuff in your pack and go. Pin for later! One thing that all the students we asked had in common was that they didn’t think about any of this before they high school or college depending on the age of student we asked.  Now that they have been in school, these are the things

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6 Books for Parenting Teens|
Just for Moms

6 Books You Should Read if You’re the Parent of a Teenager

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 6 (Now 7!) Books For Parenting Teens, In No Particular Order I tried to think about where I have looked over the years to help us when we were frustrated or upset, or just needing a few pointers.  When it comes to parenting, here are 7 of my favorite go-to books for parenting teens. There is so much information in my head about raising kids, teenagers in particular. I am a such a reader, that it is really hard to pin down my favorites, because I rarely meet a book that I don’t like.  We

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Gift Guide for Your Teens Easter Basket|
Just for Moms

Gift Guide for Teen Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner! Get ahead of the game with these great ideas for your teen’s Easter basket… Just because our teens don’t believe in the Easter Bunny anymore, doesn’t mean we can’t spoil them with a few little gifts!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.     Most of the posts that I tried to find to link to this article had really silly ideas for teens at Easter, so here are some that

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