Living Life Together

Young Family Painting The Wall

 In this fast paced, fragmented world that we have built for ourselves, the family core that we claim to value is often spun away from us with a terrifying centrifugal force. Multiple activities for the multiple members of our family tend to have an exponential evolution. Soon, we live in separate worlds and return to  [read more] …

The Waiting Game

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There are many teens caught in the waiting game – waiting to grow up, waiting for a girlfriend, waiting to get a driver’s license, waiting to get away from home. To be fair, many adults are caught in the game as well – waiting for a promotion, waiting for the big break, waiting for .  [read more] …

Homeschooling to Open Doors

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Last week I introduced my new eBook series, The Thinking Mother’s Guides to Homeschooling. Today I’d like to tell you about the second book in the series. If you are considering homeschooling through high school or are already in the middle of it, Homeschooling to Open Doors: Smart High School Choices for Great College Options  [read more] …

Volunteer Service Hours

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I frequently get questions about Community Service Hours (or Volunteer Service Hours). Folks are a little fuzzy on what is meant by the term and how many are needed. Let’s start with a definition. What does the term mean? Volunteer Service Hours are the compilation of time your student spends doing things for other people.  [read more] …

Keeping Track

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 When a college admissions officer evaluates your child’s college application, extracurricular activities will be given an approximate weight of 1/3 (2/3 going to academics). These figures will plug into the formula used by that particular college to rank your student. While 1/3 seems a bit insignificant, this is where students can really distinguish themselves from  [read more] …