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  • A "To Do" List by grade
  • 12 month calendar for important dates
  • Activity/Volunteer Tracker
  • College Visit Checklist
  • Scholarship Tracker
  • Career Worksheet
  • Other grade specific worksheets

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What are the 10 most useful items your student will need for college?|yayas2cents.com
College Prep

What Will Your College Freshman Really Need in the Dorm?

Best 10 Items Needed for a Dorm Room Hey, it’s approaching soon…  That bittersweet day when your baby-not-baby heads off to college.  How can this be?  Just yesterday he was crawling around in his diaper!  Just yesterday she was playing with her baby doll and twirling around the house in her little tutu!  You blinked, and now they are practically grown!  Seriously, we have to think about moving them out of our houses and into a dorm room.  It’s not so bad if you are organized to begin with.  We are here to help! Now that your teen is on

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High School Survival Kit for Parents!|yayas2cents.com
College Prep

High School Survival Kit for Parents

Navigating high school with your child is like riding a roller coaster. Some days you feel like all is well.  One day your kid comes home and is freaking out over grades, friends or maybe just really despondent over any number of things.  The range of emotions a family goes through can be intense and overwhelming at times.  So, strap on your seatbelt, you’re in for a ride!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. But let’s start at the

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8 Books and More That the Yayas Recommend This Summer|yayas2cents.com
Just for Moms

8 Books and More That the Yayas Recommend This Summer

I love to read and am often asked by friends, “What are you reading these days?” So, I put together a quick blog post on what I consider to be some great reads for the summer ahead.  With no further ado–the YAYA’s list of best summer reads!!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. (Also, check out our post with book recommendations for parenting teens.) 1.   I LOVED this book.  It’s about 3 young women during World War II. 

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: "What is the Best Graduation Gift List?"|yayas2cents.com
Gift Guides

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: “What is the Best Graduation Gift Guide List?”

Follow our blog with Bloglovin It’s Graduation Time! Are you wondering what to give to the graduate in your life?  There are so many ideas out there.  I asked my older son who graduated from high school 2 years ago which of his gifts he appreciated the most and/or has used the most. We also asked 12 other recent graduates, both guys and girls.  Here is what we found out with direct quotes about their favorites…     *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you

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Teen Troubles? 5 Simple Steps That Will Help!|yayas2cents.com
Parenting

Teen Troubles? 5 Simple Steps That Will Help!

DISCIPLINING IS A CHALLENGE! Do you find yourself yelling at your kids all the time?  Are they ignoring you?  Do they spend all of their time on games and other devices?  Have they stopped showing you any respect?  We have gone through all of this and more with our boys.  Here is some hard-won advice that might hopefully help as you move through these years with your teens, please remember that good discipline takes time!  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if you click the link

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College Prep

Parents: Are You asking Yourself “How Will We Pay for College this Fall”?

Have you saved enough for your child to go to college debt free? If yes, I applaud you.  If not, maybe you’re just like me, hoping to find scholarships to help offset the cost and future debt for your kiddo.  I hear and have read lots of stories of how people pay for 100% of college with grants and scholarships. I am in the midst of trying to figure out this process with my daughter who is a college freshman. Paying for college is ridiculously expensive.  For the amount it costs today, I could have gone to college 5 times over.

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