“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

Your Degree has Worth and So Do You

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.

By the Numbers: IWPR Releases Parent-Student Demographics (Nov 2014)

I have been looking for a recent update to the number of parents (and specifically moms) in college for some time, and today I got just that. I think it's important for you and I, along with school administrators and staff to know just how many of us are in college, needing services and support. So, … Continue reading By the Numbers: IWPR Releases Parent-Student Demographics (Nov 2014)