3 Ways to Help Raise the College Success Rate for Moms in College

52% of mothers attending college end up dropping out and never returning. When I found this out I was disappointed. Not in moms, but in the college system. Why? Because I know that being successful is possible, even with several odds stacked up against me or any other mother who wants to pursue a college … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Raise the College Success Rate for Moms in College

Diary of a Mom in College: The Announcement I Never Thought I’d Be Making Again

I've spent the first 4 weeks of this semester sick as a dog. S-I-C-K but not the normal kind of sick. Instead, over Christmas I discovered that my life would be changing once again by a fourth child and final addition to my family! Yes, I am pregnant! However, even before I found this out I was keenly … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: The Announcement I Never Thought I’d Be Making Again

Diary of a Mom in College: Rebekah Erler is My Hero

(Disclaimer: I am aware of the current story circulating about Rebekah Erler being a former democratic staffer. However, this does not mean that she isn't or wasn't a college student. I am not writing this article to promote any political party, I am writing it for moms in college.) Did you see the State of the Union address … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Rebekah Erler is My Hero

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)

Diary of a Mom in College: Stuck in the Middle with You

  One of the cool things about being a nontraditional student is my "place" on campus. Many nontraditional students have a difficult time because of their older, working, parent status and that is understandable. I, too, used to feel invisible and out of place, but I have come to this "middle" that I really like. … Continue reading Diary of a Mom in College: Stuck in the Middle with You