So, I just returned from a fantastic trip to Orlando, where I took part in the annual Phi Theta Kappa convention, Nerdnation. There were over 3,000 students registered and the energy was amazing. While getting to Orlando was a bit of a struggle for me on account of missing a plane (it wasn't my fault!) … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned at PTK Nerdnation
As the PTK Nerd Nation event is approaching next week I have found myself rather excited to meet so many wonderful students and to be a part of Pearson Students marketplace area. It's going to be wonderful! So, I thought it was time I turned my "top 10" in to a more visually pleasing list! … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why College Moms Should Join PTK: Revisited!
About a year ago I was agonizing over a grade I received in math -- a C. I felt like I had failed and this was not the first time I had let myself be so ridiculously defeated over a grade. But while complaining, one of the professor's who knew me happened to hear what I was saying … Continue reading Don’t “B” Disappointed: Why Getting a “B” (or C) Instead of an “A” is OK
No one likes to fail. This is not rocket science at all, I know. But it's true. However, even though we don't like to fail, the act of failing is something we all must experience at one point or another...or many points, to be honest! As an overachiever myself, I know the feeling of dread … Continue reading Embracing Failure
The question I am asked most frequently is "How do you have time to do it all?" and let me tell you sometimes I just want to say that I don't know how I do it. To be fair, I am incredibly fortunate to have a supportive husband and that makes a huge difference. However, I know … Continue reading 7 Steps for Effective Time Management for Moms in College
When I first started college at my local CC I was incredibly isolated in my little world. I was, after all, a mom and "old." While I still remain "old" in comparison to my peers (although they often think I "looked" younger - thanks guys), I found one way that truly helped me connect and … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons College Moms Should Join PTK (Community College Moms)