I've spent a lot of my life searching. I had given up on a lot of plans and goals because I honestly didn't see myself as worthy. I was always searching - for what? I don't know. I suppose I was searching for purpose, for identity, for something to fill the void I felt in my heart. I was lost...until I went to college. And then still a little lost until I met Ellen Caldwell.
Before I begin, I will preface this by saying that I know how fortunate I am to have a spouse who supports my decision to pursue an education. Knowing the statistics, I am aware of the fact that over half of parenting students are single -- I applaud you for your hard work if you … Continue reading “Thank you, Honey”: Remember to Show Appreciation to Those Who Support You
Building a CV, or Curriculum Vitae, is a daunting task. It becomes more of a challenge for college moms because we have less time to fill those spaces. But it is possible! Five years ago, my CV was bare. To be honest, I didn't have one. So, first things first, YES, you do need one. If not a … Continue reading How to Bulk Up Your Curriculum Vitae
Hello to all my faithful readers! I am sorry that there was such a long "pause" this summer but it was for good reason! First, I gave birth to this gem: Elizabeth Then, I was busy signing a contact. What contact, you ask? Well, I decided back a year ago that while I enjoy blogging I … Continue reading Where Have I Been? Good News!
I know several college moms who refer to their experience as the result of their past mistakes. While I understand that line of thinking, each of you needs to understand that life doesn't often occur in one, straight and generic line. Have we made mistakes? Of course, who hasn't? We are human so it's just part … Continue reading It Wasn’t a Mistake, It Was the Scenic Route
Hey Mamas! I recently wrote a blog post for Pearson Students that talks about my commencement experience, including the most important words I heard during the ceremony! Please visit the link (it's safe, I promise -- I am the editor of the blog!) and check out why I think it's important for each and every … Continue reading Blog Repost: The Most Important Words I Heard at Commencement
52% of mothers attending college end up dropping out and never returning. When I found this out I was disappointed. Not in moms, but in the college system. Why? Because I know that being successful is possible, even with several odds stacked up against me or any other mother who wants to pursue a college … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Raise the College Success Rate for Moms in College
I see it all the time via social media "Those people need to get a job," "I am paying for those people to eat," "Those people are lazy and sell their food stamps for drugs," "Those people spend my money to buy junk food." I could go on forever, really. However, these remarks do not … Continue reading Why I’m Not Ashamed to Be A SNAP Participant
Every once in a while I come across a blog post that inspires and encourages me, so naturally when I read "I May Be a Mother, But I'm Still Me" by Lisa at MomsMagazine.com I had to share. Why? Because half my purpose is to remind moms that while being a mom is such a … Continue reading I May Be A Mother, But I’m Still Me (Blog Repost)
I've spent the first 4 weeks of this semester sick as a dog. S-I-C-K but not the normal kind of sick. Instead, over Christmas I discovered that my life would be changing once again by a fourth child and final addition to my family! Yes, I am pregnant! However, even before I found this out I was keenly … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: The Announcement I Never Thought I’d Be Making Again