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.
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 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
I don't know about you, but I have a really difficult time choosing a planner! I'll find one that appeals to me on a visual level, but don't like the layout inside OR it looks "blah" but is fantastic where it concerns content. It's a minor struggle, but a good planner can make all the … Continue reading Top 3 Planners for College Moms
Continuity is defined as, "the quality of something that does not stop or change as time passes"(MW). It can be great or terrible depending on the situation. For instance, if you've continued visiting a tutoring center on campus over the course of your education, it's likely helped you improve your skills. However, continuity can also stand … Continue reading Continuity with Professors: Step out of “the zone”
I know the idea of "me time" may seem like a joke to many of you -- I know it is to me. And yet, I also know that it's important. Sure, you and I may not get as much "me time" as our other mom friends (who already don't get much, either) since we … Continue reading Don’t Cut Out Your “Me Time”
When I began my journey through education I put very little stock in the outcome. The certificate that said I would be a good secretary cost me $46 a unit multiplied by about 12. That is about the same value I placed upon myself. I didn't have plans to go far. I didn't even consider transferring to a four year institution. What good would it do? I had no passion, no drive, nothing. I wasn't "college material." To top it off, I felt that there was no value in a degree -- associate, bachelor, masters, and beyond.
As a mom in college, you are aware that moving across the country to attend college isn't really an option. And some of you may only have one option in regards to your location. Finding a college that is supportive of your situation is so important for your success. I lived this experience through my pregnancy … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Finding a Mom-Friendly School
At times it can feel like a lonely journey through college as a mother, but here is one mom who will inspire and encourage you to keep pursuing your goals and dreams! Name: Cari Griffin Age: 42 Number of Children: 6 Marital Status: Married College: University of Michigan (Fall/2015) (Dual major in history and English, … Continue reading Moms Like Us Spotlight: Cari
Name: Liz Wallace Tabak Age: 46 Number of Children: 2 Marital Status: Married College: Rose State College, Midwest City, Oklahoma. I am a dual psychology and women’s studies major. Dream Job/ Career Goals (Or current career if you are finished with college): Earn my doctorate in psychology and work as a clinical psychologist with a specific focus on women. As an … Continue reading Moms Like Us Spotlight: Liz