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.
I want this book to be the very best it can be. I want to reach mothers across demographics. I want to send this book out into the world in the hopes that it will find its way into your hands -- you, the mom in or thinking about going to college. While the book … Continue reading Writing a Book for Moms in College is Difficult!
I've been through this before. Not exactly this, but a much worse version of postpartum depression (PPD) after my second child. Because I have been through it, I started noticing symptoms a few months ago and did my best to cope: meditation, rest, reading, etc. However, I am not able to cope as well … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Postpartum Depression
Hello to all my faithful readers! I am sorry that there was such a long "pause" this summer but it was for good reason! First, I gave birth to this gem: Elizabeth Then, I was busy signing a contact. What contact, you ask? Well, I decided back a year ago that while I enjoy blogging I … Continue reading Where Have I Been? Good News!
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
I know several college moms who refer to their experience as the result of their past mistakes. While I understand that line of thinking, each of you needs to understand that life doesn't often occur in one, straight and generic line. Have we made mistakes? Of course, who hasn't? We are human so it's just part … Continue reading It Wasn’t a Mistake, It Was the Scenic Route
Hey Mamas! I recently wrote a blog post for Pearson Students that talks about my commencement experience, including the most important words I heard during the ceremony! Please visit the link (it's safe, I promise -- I am the editor of the blog!) and check out why I think it's important for each and every … Continue reading Blog Repost: The Most Important Words I Heard at Commencement
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