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.

“Thank you, Honey”: Remember to Show Appreciation to Those Who Support You

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

Continuity with Professors: Step out of “the zone”

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”

Real World “Epic Wins” Part 2: This Mom in College Plays Pokémon GO

Being a nontraditional student can leave a person like me feeling intimidated and isolated on campus. Getting to know my peers has taken me a bit longer simply because my children have always been my top priority and I could be home completing a million tasks I need to accomplish before I lay my head down for bed … Continue reading Real World “Epic Wins” Part 2: This Mom in College Plays Pokémon GO

Nontraditional Student Week Day 3: Arianna “I am a parent”

Happy Nontraditional Student Week! There are many attributes to those defined as nontraditional students -- from working status, to children, ethnicity, and age. I will be featuring a different nontraditional student every day this week -- students who work hard to achieve their goals despite the factors that work against their success! I hope you find … Continue reading Nontraditional Student Week Day 3: Arianna “I am a parent”

Why I Think You Should Avoid “Top 10 Money-Making Majors” Lists

I have an issue with those articles that promote the "Most Lucrative Majors" or the "Highest Paying Majors" and so on. You know the ones, right? More specifically, this one from Forbes.com that says "Most valuable" when speaking about majors. Of course they mean salary-wise as each one has the median and mid-career pay. While I … Continue reading Why I Think You Should Avoid “Top 10 Money-Making Majors” Lists