First Day of Spring Semester

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a great holiday break! I know I sure did enjoy having some down time to spend with family, friends and, mostly, myself. I can’t decide if I’m ready for the upcoming semester, but tomorrow is the first day back to classes for me whether I’m ready or not. I managed to make deans list last semester with a 3.5GPA, so the pressure is really on this semester to do it again! I know I can do []

I Have Been Nominated for the Sunshine Award!

I want to thank Ashleigh.Noelle, who writes at The Silenced Woman blog, so much for the nomination! It’s a great privilege to have a fellow blogger recognize my blog and help grow The College Parent blog. The Sunshine Bloggers Award is an award for smaller bloggers, put together by smaller bloggers, to help each other get recognition as they work to grow their blog. It is similar to the Liebester Award, and is a great way for the blogging community to help support fellow []

What You Lose by Being a College Parent

When I first started college, I knew that I would have to make some sacrifices, but I thought that they would be little things, like I wouldn’t be able to read as much, or I’d have to give up going out sometimes so that I could get work done. I never truly understood what sacrifices I would have to make and how they would really affect me as the years went on. I find myself missing things that I never cared about []

Affording to be a College Parent: Surviving Each Semester

Getting through college is difficult, and not just because of the coursework. When you’re in traditional classes, going to school full-time, it’s hard to find a well-paying job that will work with your schedule, and jobs that allow schedules that work with your schedule may not be worth it if you’re spending your entire paycheck on child care to go to that job. While being able to afford getting through the semester is a struggle for most college students in general, it []

How to Study with Kids

Studying is hard. Studying with kids is even harder. With midterms just around the corner, we could all use a few extra productive hours in our day, and with these tricks, I think you’ll find them. From keeping up with reading, to writing papers with feeding the baby, there’s at least one valuable tip and trick for everyone to get through midterms week ahead of the game.