Wisdom from a college advisor

What if you had the advice of a proven expert to help your child navigate through the exciting but intense years of college? Well, you do! The advisors on college campuses across the country are paid to do just that. Today I have a guest blog from a smart, straight-talking college advisor, Priscilla Beth Baker. She has “gone viral” for her views on a post on Facebook. Most people loved it, but a few were unhappy with her advice. Which proves the point she was trying to make! When the kids enter college, it is time to let them learn, […]

Messages from Home

Passive-aggressive. Manipulative. God love her, that woman on the Youtube video made me laugh and cringe at the same time. She left a message for her son at school that would make my stubborn son furious. No matter how well it worked on our sweet baby darlings once upon a time, guilting our adult kids into doing something might do more harm than good. But don’t we all wish we could still convince them our way is the best way? This is my wishful-thinking letter I would send to my son… Hey, bud. How’s it goin’? Gosh, it’s quiet around […]

Twenty Vintage Skills To Teach Your Teens

“Oh, wow, look at this one.” Sometimes my husband will show me the envelopes that have come through his office. (I know, exciting life we lead!) His business serves many young people, due to the nature of his work. He will mark through the names so I can chuckle with him over the things these young adults write. Penmanship is not emphasized in many classrooms anymore, it appears. Often it looks like an elementary child has addressed them! Also, it’s amazing that they have reached him at all – the stamp is in the wrong spot or the return and […]