“Oh! The Places You CAN Go!” Advice for College Graduates

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.” If you Google, “Advice for College Graduates” or “Quotes for College Graduates,” you’ll more than likely see this quote from Dr. Seuss. His book, Oh! The Places You’ll Go, is a classic book to give to high school and college graduates. As a matter of fact, I received this book as a gift when I graduated from high school. In every aspect, it is motivational, quirky, and chock-full of advice. That’s why it makes such a perfect grad gift. However, is it all that college grads need to hear to be prepared to enter the real world? My answer is “no.”

For the most part, we as young adults need all the motivation and confidence we can get to start the tedious task of hunting for jobs. But Dr. Seuss advice can only take us so far. 

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Top 6 Mother’s Day Essentials: How I Survive Mom Life

I’ve been a new mommy for almost six months now. If it weren’t for my top six everyday essentials, I would not make it through the day. These are essentials that I, as a mother, need on a daily basis. They are essential to life. Most “Mother’s Day Essentials” lists are uniform no matter where you do your research. Clothes, purses, jewelry, flowers, etc. As a new mom, all of those gifts would be lovely, but they are not what is going to get me through the day. If you’re wondering what to get a new mommy friend of yours for Mother’s Day, then here are a few suggestions.

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Jaxon’s First Flight: Tips on Traveling with Infants

On March 17th, I boarded an airplane for the first time with my 4-month-old. I knew nothing about traveling with infants. Either way, I hopped on the plane with one extra-full backpack on my back, one arm occupied by a 13 lb. infant, and the other carrying a Boppy pillow, a blanket, and a tiny baby backpack, with a pacifier, hooked around my index finger. I shuffled down the aisle in a single file line along with the other parents traveling with infants and children. The passengers already sitting watched with awe and annoyance as the parade of babies and children that they would be traveling with for the next two hours passed by.

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Easter 2017 Recap

This Easter was a special holiday, much like all of Jaxon’s “first holidays.” However, anytime Mommy and Daddy get to spend time with Jax together as a family is considered special. For those who don’t know, Dad attends school 5 hours away from us. Luckily, all of Jaxon’s big holidays were spent with both of his parents. For Easter, we took family photos. If you know anything about taking pictures with boys and men, then you KNOW how difficult it is to do.

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