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College Dorm Room Checklist

College Dorm Room Checklist     Getting ready to move to college can be scary and stressful, but shopping for the dorm room shouldn't be. I have compiled a complete College Dorm Room Checklist to assist you as you navigate the aisles of the super store or... read more

What to do if your College Student has a Medical Emergency

What to do if your College Student has a Medical Emergency   It's a parent's worst nightmare. A call from your child (or worse, a call from someone else) explaining symptoms or injury requiring immediate medical attention. Preparing ahead of time and having a few... read more

How to Make the Best First Aid Kit for College

How to Make the BEST First Aid Kit for College   It's inevitable. Your college kid is going to cut their finger, have a headache, or suffer some sort of GI issue at 2 o'clock in the morning. In their previous life, they ran to the family medicine cabinet for a... read more

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Graduation Gifts for Her Girls are so much more fun to buy for than the guys! There is so much cute stuff to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down the list to only 10 items. This list of 10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Her contains fun ideas that they... read more

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys Graduation is upon us and it is time to buy gifts for the graduates in our lives. Instead of cash, why not send something unique? This list of Graduation Gifts for Him includes fun ideas that he will appreciate, love, and use. These ideas are... read more

7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year

7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year   Yikes! It’s true. I am days away from having another high school senior. It is overwhelming to think that college applications will be due this fall. There are many things to do this summer to get ready for the chaos. If you... read more

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use   I am updating this post from May 2015. My son is now a junior, but it is amazing how things have not changed that much…. These are still the graduation gifts they will actually use.   This post contains... read more

What To Bring On A College Tour

What to Bring on a College Tour   This past spring break we began touring schools for our middle son. We walked the campuses, listened to counselor presentations, sampled the food, and bought the t-shirts for 3 Southern California colleges in 26 hours. The... read more

Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

Ultimate Graduate Gift Guide     I've searched high and low and all through the internet to bring you the Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide. There are some great ideas out there for all the graduates in your life from basic necessities to books they can't live... read more

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