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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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Just for Moms

What is the Global Aussie Liebster Award?!

We’ve been nominated for our blogging! February is the month of love.  Boy are we feeling it!  Back in December, we were nominated for the Global Aussie Liebster Award!  This is a peer recognition initiative to discover and encourage new blogs.  We were so excited and thrilled by this!  At that time, we were in the middle of crazy holiday happenings, and decided to wait awhile to mention this in its own post.   We were nominated by a previously unknown-to-us, fellow blogger Diane Kubes.  I grabbed a quote from her “About Me” page which sums up what she does in

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Talk with your teen about College Budgeting|
College Prep

How to Plan a Budget with Your College-Bound Teen

Do you have a senior in high school who’s thinking about college? We do, and I am so glad that I have been here before so that I know what to expect!  The biggest concern for us, and many others will be all of the expenses.  Here are some things that we learned the first time around, as well as some things that I wish we had known.  Make sure that you and your senior are on the same page about all expenses.  *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn

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Give yourself gifts|The gift of 4:15|
Just for Moms

Give Yourselves The 4:15 Gift

Hello friends! I just woke up from a long winter’s nap with you all on my mind.  I wanted to give you all a gift.  A gift from Ann and me.  Actually, I want you to give yourselves a gift, the gift of self-care.  Here are the thoughts from my head on this eve of Christmas eve.  *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. First, give yourselves the gift of REST. We moms have a tendency to be

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7 Helpful Ways to Support Your Student|
High School

7 Helpful Ways to Help Your Student Finish the Semester Strong

Help your Student Finish the Semester Strong Right now our students are super stressed with school.  Whether they are in high school or college, doesn’t matter, they are maxed out.  Now if your middle schooler is anything like mine, he’s just stressed out about having to get up and actually go to school (insert rolling eyes). So, what can we do as parents to help our kids through this crazy time of year?  Here are a few ideas… *This post may contain affiliate links.  This means , at no additional cost to you, we will earn a small commission if

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Gift Guide for Your Teen Boy|
Gift Guides

Gift Guide for your Teen Boy

Gift Guide for Teen Boys Buying gifts for my boys has always been really fun.  One thing that we have really tried to instill in them is a sense of gratefulness.  This is not always easy in this day and age.  Some ideas that have worked for us are listed below.  Each time the boys make money, whether it’s allowance, money they’ve earned at a job, or gift money for their birthday, we ask that they save some for gifts that they might have to purchase in the future.  This shows them that what they save matters.  And, when they

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