66: Quick Tips, Your Empty Nest Coach College Scholarships and Visit Planning with Discomfort and Some Intimacy featuring Gretchen Hoffmann, Carolyn Caplan, 5 Kilo Traveller, Monica Matthews & Leah Carey

66: Quick Tips: College Scholarships and Visit Planning with Discomfort and Some Intimacy featuring Gretchen Hoffmann, Carolyn Caplan, 5 Kilo Traveller, Monica Matthews & Leah Carey

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Tips Shared in this Episode: 

  1. Project Planning Tip
  2. More Meaningful College Visits
  3. Traveling: Take What You Need
  4. S of SMART Method of Applying to Scholarships
  5. Re-establishing Intimacy with Your Partner
  6. Choosing Discomfort

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Become a GPS Exec, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

63: Quick Tips, Your Empty Nest Coach 2020 It Isn’t Too Late to Learn The Stance by Doing Personal Paperwork with a Trash Bag

63: Quick Tips: It Isn’t Too Late to Learn The Stance by Doing Personal Paperwork with a Trash Bag Featuring Deirdre Dolan Nesline, Rachel Lankester, Jenn Musselman, Jo Davies & Katy Oliveira

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Tips Shared in this Episode: 

  1. You are Never Too Old
  2. Wardrobe: Trash Bags, Wrinkle Spray & Shapewear
  3. Ensure Your Personal Paperwork Is In Order
  4. The Stance
  5. Fight The Urge to Do it For Them
  6. How to Remember Those Things You Forget to Check When You Leave your Home

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Become a GPS Exec, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

60: Quick Tips, Your Empty Nest Coach 2020

60: Quick Tips: Holiday Decluttering with Style and Patience and Your Reflection as You Consider Scholarships Featuring the Deirdre Dolan Nesline, Jenn Musselman, Jo Davies, Monica Matthews and Susan Stevens

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Tips Shared in this Episode: 

  1. Holiday Decoration Decluttering
  2. Style vs Fashion
  3. Humorous Patience Observations
  4. College Scholarships
  5. Your Reflection
  6. An Exercise for When Your Emotions are Running High

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Become a GPS Exec, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

57: Quick Tips, Your Empty Nest Coach 2020

57: Quick Tips: College Student Mistakes and Conversations while Travelling Light with Patterns and Stripes Featuring the 5Kilo Traveller, Anne Vaccaro Brady, Katy Oliveira and Jenn Musselman

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  1. To believe in your student when they make a mistake 
  2. Wardrobe: patterns and stripes
  3. Conversations to have with your college student before they return to campus
  4. Consider Traveling Light
  5. An exercise to use when your emotions are running high

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Become a GPS Exec, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.

Book Review: hey admissionsmom: REAL TALK from reddit

I’m excited to share this book with you! 
 
I purchased it as soon as I found out it was available. It is a hefty reference book for the college admission process. It took me more time than I care to admit to look through it enough to share my thoughts with you. Thankfully, my recent camping retreat allowed me the time needed to bring this review to you. 

Book Title: Hey admissionsmom: REAL TALK from reddit, a no-nonsense, unconventional approach to college admissions from the voices of r/ApplyingToCollege

Author: Carolyn Allison Caplan and the voices of r/ApplyingToCollege

# of Pages: 379

Copyright: 2019

Review: I love this book. It is a fantastic resource for all things during the college admission process.

Some of my favorite chapters are:

  • Letters of Recommendations (with a cheat sheet)
  • Do I need a Resume? 
  • The Rankings of a College
  • Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Disciplinary Infractions
  • The Importance of Demonstrating Interest

If you have a question about the admission process, more than likely, it is covered in this book. I love it when Carolyn includes her thoughts in a chapter as her practical advice is fantastic.  

There is a Gen Z Glossary – oh my goodness, I love it!

Carolyn’s inclusion of two specific chapters: one specifically for parents and one specifically for students, is where her book delivers more than one might expect. Just as most college books are wrapping up with “Congratulations, you were accepted, here is what you do next,” Carolyn is just getting started. She includes incredible life skills, parenting advice, and my favorite the idea of being a “polar bear parent,” – you’ll have to read the book yourself for the inside scoop on that. 

Every family with high school students should have this book on their shelf at home. I wish I had it four years ago!

Carolyn’s name may sound familiar as she was a guest on my podcast! In that episode she discussed being star-shaped when it comes to Extra Curriculars (ECs) and dives into her star-shaped philosophy in her book as well.

Carolyn is the real deal. Find her on Reddit, or purchase her book now for you, your child, or a friend who has someone going through the college admission process!

All College Topic Podcast Episodes:

Become a GPS Exec, today!

You are preparing for the empty nest ahead as your child(ren) prepares, heads off to, and experiences college.