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!
When dropping off my youngest son, David Jr., at the child care center/preschool on campus a few days ago he did something he has never done before: he held on to me and came back to hug me 4 times. He didn't want me to leave. Having seen him ditch me within seconds on his very first … Continue reading Diary of a Transferring Mom: Moms for Moms
As a mother, it feels comfortable to attend community college. Not to say that classes are easy, actually I think they may be more challenging. But rather, community college has a much larger demographic of people "like us." You know: moms, dads, older students, underrepresented minorities, etc. I think, though that we become comfortable and … Continue reading “I am Good Enough”: The Transferring Mom
Hey there! I wanted to share my blog post that Pearson just published today! I had all of my college moms and non-traditional followers in mind! The blog is geared toward educators, please feel free to share it: http://www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com/blog/channels/college-career-readiness/real-talk-i-am-the-new-normal-by-dianna-blake/
It has come to that point in the semester. Yes, many of you know what I mean but I will elaborate. I can't sleep. After 12 weeks of school and a mere 4 weeks left, I am so exhausted that sleep evades me. I have dealt with this same issue usually around the same time … Continue reading Diary of a Transferring Mom: Insomnia Edition
I come in contact with a large number of college students -- be it through my own school, my previous school or extracurricular activities. One thing I notice is how incredibly busy these students are. The thing is, much of the "busy" doesn't stem from their course load but rather everything else going on in … Continue reading Don’t Overdo It! Give Yourself Time to Breathe
Becoming a master "study-er" is key to success in college. This is especially true for moms attending college who need to make the very best of the time they have to study. And while some of the items I will suggest below are nearly (if not completely) impossible for you, many of these study habits … Continue reading 9 Ways to Study Like A Successful Student
The words and phrases in the image above are not terms I prefer to start a blog post with. However, these words were used in a research study where a group of traditional community college and university students were questioned on their outlook of a mother who chose to return to … Continue reading The Student-Mom and the “Good Mother” Stereotype
Hey Dianna, How do you organize your binders and backpack? Is there any specific way you recommend organizing and any items you suggest I carry in my backpack? Thanks! Anon. Hey Anon! As nerdy as this sounds, I love organizing my binders and backpack. This could be simply because the more organized I am the more organized … Continue reading Ask Dianna: Backpack Organization for a Successful Semester
I ran across this video today on the Pearson Teaching & Learning blog. It features college mom, April, and thought I would share. Enjoy!