Stress Strategies

#Never Stress? If only! Stress is no respecter of blue skies or springtime. Nope, season in and season out, stress chills a sunny day and dampens our spirits. It weasels its way into our souls from so many trigger points, both negative or positive: Health issues. Exams. Interviews. Repopulating your nest. Moving your nest. Planning... Continue Reading →

THE RED FOLDER

Your student needs a RED FOLDER tucked into the top drawer of his desk that holds all the emergency information in the event of injury or hospitalization. His voice, as well as yours, can be heard because the RED FOLDER gives you permission with HIPAA authorization, medical power of attorney, and durable power of attorney.... Continue Reading →

Housing Wisdom

We are currently building a house. Never done it before. There are many steps in the process, and much of it is confusing. In May, we met our construction foreman who has built countless beautiful homes and has the expertise to get it done. I go by once a week and deliver brownies to the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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