For the past several years, I have gone back and forth about pursuing a PhD. I applied to one program before the pandemic but based on how the program director communicated with me, I knew I'd receive a rejection letter. All the same, holding the letter in my hand many months later still stung a … Continue reading Mom in College, One More Time…Maybe?
Pursuing a College Degree Doesn’t Make You a “Bad mom” but if it Does, then Go on with Your Bad Self!
The basic definition of a mother is a woman who raises children, though that definition can be altered a few ways. Historically, mothers have been the main caregiver of children - they stay up all night, they clean up after the kids, feed them, change them, etc. One "quality" of a "good" mother is unwavering … Continue reading Pursuing a College Degree Doesn’t Make You a “Bad mom” but if it Does, then Go on with Your Bad Self!
Etched on Heart and Wrist: When You Lose Someone
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.
The Truth About Finding a Job after College
You've worked hard for years taking classes in general education, your major discipline, and electives. You probably completed at least one, if not several internships and campus employment opportunities. You stayed up late and rose early to complete a ridiculous amount of reading, writing, and homework in a small window of time. You consumed more … Continue reading The Truth About Finding a Job after College
When Well-Meaning People Tell You What You Should Do…
When people tell you what you should did instead of asking what you plan to do...
Self-Care is a MUST: How experiencing Postpartum depression for a second time made me a self-advocate.
It's an ugly place to be - one where you feel alone and isolated from everyone, really. You can't sleep or you sleep too much. You can't eat or you can't stop eating. You cry. You panic. You feel angry, sad, confused, and overwhelmed all in one breath. You contemplate your life - you begin … Continue reading Self-Care is a MUST: How experiencing Postpartum depression for a second time made me a self-advocate.
I Love College, But I’m Done: 3 Signs That You’re Ready to Finish Your Academic Career
I am writing this from 36,000 feet above somewhere between Nashville and Los Angeles, thinking about horizons as I peer out the window and admire the horizon. New horizons, I keep thinking. And that's why I am writing this particular blog. As I face the last three weeks of the semester, I've reflected upon my … Continue reading I Love College, But I’m Done: 3 Signs That You’re Ready to Finish Your Academic Career
College Success for Moms Book Giveaway
Hello readers! In celebration of my very first book signing (at Cal State Fullerton this coming Tuesday, Feb 7th), I am running a giveaway through Amazon (for 3 books)! All you have to do is visit the link provided below, and follow the directions. Please check it out - I am hopeful that some of … Continue reading College Success for Moms Book Giveaway
Burnout: What to do when it happens
It's official: I am burnt out. I want to be done with college. I don't want to write any more essays. I just want to work and take care of my family. It took a decade, but it finally happened. Does this sound familiar? If so, I have a few pieces of advice that I … Continue reading Burnout: What to do when it happens
Hurdles for Moms in College: Overcoming an Inferiority Complex
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that, if not every one, than most people have experienced the struggle of an inferiority complex. I know I did at one point, early on in my college education. At times, it rears its ugly head, but I've learned to overcome the complex and come … Continue reading Hurdles for Moms in College: Overcoming an Inferiority Complex