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12 Things To Know Before Freshman Year of College
1. Leaving friends who are going to other schools is not easy. While it’s important to stay in touch with your high school friends, be open minded to getting to know your college peers. &nbs...
Lessons in Spring Cleaning
A couple of weekends ago, I decided to finally clean out my closet. This was, not at all, how I wanted to spend my weekend. Weekends are for relaxing and doing things you actually want to do. I sup...
The Value of Real Face-Time
I have a horrible habit. I'm addicted to social media and technology of all kinds. The first thing I do when I get home, even before I've taken my shoes off, is open ...
Trying New Things: Wisdom From My Father
Throughout high school, I didn't always agree with my dad, but I should have written down every piece of advice he gave me. That doesn't mean I needed to take every piece of advice, but the things ...
I Am Thankful
The older you get, the less you need a day to remind you to give thanks. I was always taught the value of the things I already had and perhaps that's something all kids need to learn. My family ...
Guest Blogger: Coupons Can Be Fun
GUEST BLOGGER: Gwen Handel Dahlin, The Frugal Connection Just the other day when I was getting ready to clip my Sunday coupons, I noticed my 3-year-old son was watching me from ...
15 Things I Wish I Knew When I Applied to Colleges
Applying to colleges is, for most, a nerve-wrecking experience. For me, senior year was spent procrastinating, followed by tears and the fear that I would be a barista for the rest of my life. I kn...
Maybe I Was a Bully Too
As a girl in the 7th grade, I wanted what every other girl wanted-- to be popular. 7th grade was my year to make my comeback in the social spotlight, especially since my braces came off over summer...
Leadership: And Other Traits I Hope Are Hereditary
My younger brother turned seventeen in Alaska this summer. He and I – both barely of eligible age for the task – were hir...
Back to School: Tips for Simple Success
It's always hard to get back into the swing of things. I enjoyed school, but just like every other kid, my countdown till summer started on the first day back to class. Each school year, I told mys...
Growing Up, Eating Right
Up until I was about fourteen, my immigrant grandmother lived with us. She made sure I was always well fed while my parents went to work. I wasn't a picky eater... unless it looked funny. Egg...
Advocating Bullying Awareness
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Fat Kid Rules The World- Interview with Julian Gavilanes
While the issue of bullying is nothing new, there has been a wonderful, overwhelming sweep of activism against bullying in movies and the news lately. I was personally never bullied. Maybe, o...
When To Get Angry
Forgive me, this blog post might be a bit scattered and may include a few sidetones. A quote I have grown quite fond of lately: A bad attitude is like a flat tire-- you can't get anywh...
S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
Towards the end of my senior year of high school, our class was given an assignment: learning to set realistic goals. To help us with this assignment, we were given an acronym to memorize: Speci...
My First Credit Card
My first credit card was meant to be used as over-draft protection on my checking account, but once I learned that I had a $4,000 credit limit, I thought, "Lets go crazy! I can pay it off later!". ...
The Skirt I Shouldn't Have Worn To School
Making the transition into high school can be difficult for some girls. High school is an experience that you go into feeling all grown up and come out of only to reflect on just how much you've le...
Summer Boredom Busters
My summers were always spent working my part-time job or complaining about how I had absolutely nothing to do. It's quite a frustrating thought, actually, to spend september through june twiddling ...
Always Tell Mom and Dad Where You're Going
When I was in high school, I was already desperately craving the same freedom my college-aged sister had. I wanted to stay out past curfew, party with the older kids, drive around with all of my fr...
Graduation Day: The Proud Parent Moment and Why I Skipped Mine
By the time I reached my senior year of high school, my case of senior-itis was quite advanced. As someone who went through the running-start program (early college classes) in high school, I was a...