Pepper Spray Pen or Stun Pen for College

What could be more perfect than to have a self defense product that blends right in with the college scene? ...more

Accidental learning...

We all do it. We don't know it, but we are constantly learning. I never realized how so much of what  we know is purely accidental. We are adopting an eleven year old girl. She is from the U.S. and has been in the system for approx. six years. She is completely Deaf. She is non-verbal. We have to explain so many things to her that you would not need to explain to a hearing child. ...more

College Dorm Safety

When most people think of college safety they picture the student that is out and about campus grounds. But what we sometimes fail to think about is the college dorm environment. ...more

It's fierce.

Day after tomorrow (Monday), I go back to school. I will be moving in almost a month before anyone else for an assortment of reasons. ...more

Enjoy your junior year and come back and tell us how the RA training goes.

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The Timorese President is in Town

Tuesday, Jul 07 2009 Jose Ramos Horta on East Timor & Western Sahara [World Politics] -  vitalingus - @ 11:50:am President Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor is in Melbourne ...more

When Children Emulate Their Parents

Many years ago, when my husband and I were travelling in New England, we came across a little boy and his father who were the best of buddies. The child was approximately 4-5 years old and had the same jeans, running shoes and white T-shirt on as his dad. He even wore his baseball cap to the side like his father. The father had a unique stride as he walked in front of his son, who was a foot behind his dad. ...more

The Great Adventure - 30 Years Ago

I can still remember the red-tile rooftops of Copenhagen early in the morning as the Scandinavian Airlines 747 jet was coming in for a landing. ...more

Why I Chose To Homeschool

This is my first attempt at blogging so forgive my newbieness. I am the proud mother of three children ages 8,6, and 4.  The oldest is a boy and the other two girls. I wanted to share my homeschooling journey which seems to differ from so many out there.  The choice to homeschool was not an easy one for me.  I was a mom who was working mom, with little desire to not follow the traditional send your kids off in the morning and help with homework in the afternoon.  That was until I understood what that meant for my kids. ...more

What They Don't Tell You About College Orientation

When the opportunity to participate in our daughter’s college orientation came up we thought, “Oh, wouldn’t it be fun to go back and relive our wild youth. Stay in the dorm overnight sharing a twin bed. Sneak out and drink beer. Break curfew. Play our stereos too loud (make that ipods). Hang out in dorm rooms with people we don’t know. Skip breakfast. Share the communal bathrooms. Arrive late to class (make that programs). Do something vaguely illegal. ...more

SAT Vocab Challenge App Review and Book GIVEAWAY!

“Grab your iPod and go study for the SAT!” I certainly never thought I’d hear myself say this to my college-bound teen since it’s usually the exact opposite coming out of my mouth during study time. Taking advantage of the widespread use of the iPhone and iPod Touch apps, a new vocabulary-building game could be just the thing to help increase any student’s SAT scores. ...more