It’s time.

Folks, summer is almost GONE! Your home-for-the-summer college kids have flown the nest. Your house is calmer but your schedules are starting to fill up. MomsHooPray and University of Praying Moms are gearing up to gather together and start our 9th and 6th years, respectively, together in prayer for our students. So mark your calendars to kick... Continue Reading →

Move-In-Musts

Four weeks from today, the first wave of Move-Ins take place at UVA.  Other universities around the state and across the land welcome new students and the prayers of a million+ mothers and fathers are poured out on behalf of their sons and daughters. A combination of happy anticipation and anxiety propel those prayers. If... Continue Reading →

Before They Fly The Nest

In the whirlwind of high school graduation events, summer vacations and shopping for dorm supplies, we may neglect an important topic: our high school graduate's mental health. One of the most proactive steps we can take for our student is to schedule an appointment to see a counselor before they leave for college. If we... Continue Reading →

College Graduation Tips

Congratulations to all MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms with Class of 2018 Graduates!  My own celebration in 2014 began with "sightings" of other MomsHOOpray members. In the vast crowds of Valedictory and Final Exercises, I saw them. Unexpectedly spotting familiar faces, exchanging a wave, giving a quick hug or sending a text, "I SEE YOU!" felt like... Continue Reading →

Hoo Prays? MomsHOO’ Prays!

 By Ann Marie Stewart, Author of Christy Award Winning: Stars in the Grass. When my second daughter Julia was applying to college, I was biased to UVA. Her sister Christine attended and loved her coursework and the Christian community, and selfishly — I wanted to extend my time with MomsHOOpray! After all, prayer not only... Continue Reading →

Other Plans

First Year housing concerns abound as we share prayer requests this time of year at MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms. This and other worries consume many of our moms and their student's thoughts and prayers. (for MomsHOOpray Housing Tips, click here) Later on, choosing and declaring a major is, well, a major worry. Or... Continue Reading →

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