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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 Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide (updated May 23, 2017)   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... read more

The Best College Prep Books for Parents and Students

(I am an Amazon Affiliate, but there is no way I would recommend these books if I did not LOVE THEM. See the footbar below for complete details.) About a year ago at my son's student orientation a professor was assigned to babysit the parents while our kids took one... read more

Now You Tell Me!

Advice for College Freshmen from Real College Students Updated: September 26, 2016 (I am an Amazon Affiliate, but there is no way I would recommend this book if I did not LOVE IT. See the footbar below for complete details.) I recently read the book: Now You Tell Me!... read more

Max Your Award Miles While Holiday Shopping

Do you have travel plans for spring break or summer? Need to fly your college student home? Need to visit colleges with your high school student? Airline miles are very valuable commodities!  For many years I bought everything I could from groceries to gas to... read more

It’s Time to Dorm Shop! Love these bath totes from The Container Store!

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