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 →

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 →

Praying for Our Prodigals

Rejoice with those who rejoice:  MomsHOOpray and University of Praying Moms rejoice with those families experiencing the excitement and celebration of upcoming college graduations, or the anticipation of launching a college freshman in the fall!  Many prayers have preceded these young men and women, and many of these students have fed and grown their faith and will continue... Continue Reading →

Move-In Day (and Beyond) Tips

We are fast approaching one of the two most exciting and tiring days that you and your HOO/college freshman will experience during their career at UVA/their university -- Move-In Day!  Our Move-In Day tips include generic tips for all college students and parents, as well as tips by HOOs for new HOOs!  The tips are rather like... Continue Reading →

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