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!

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

46: How do you know when it is time to stop simmering?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
A question I have been asked lately by listeners and clients is, “Christine, how will I know when it is time to stop simmering?” This episode is my response. 
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode

    • Who will know when your are done simmering
    • The importance of your motivating factors
    • Why the work in the simmer is so important

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. What thoughts come to your mind as you listen to this episode? 
  2. Do you have a particular simmer that you are working through right now? 

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

She Podcasts Live 2019: Empowering Women Episode

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
This bonus episode is a small glimpse inside of my experience at She Podcasts Live 2019 – so much fun!
 
I took the opportunity to gather some mid-life (or relevant) podcasters for the opportunity for you to meet them. 
 
Please check out at least one of these amazing women, and enjoy! 
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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There’s not been a single person I’ve met who hasn’t been willing to somehow bring me along, or ask for something, or give something, and it has really been kind of magical.
~Terri

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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • About some of the amazing podcast producers and hosts I met at She Podcasts Live 2019
    • Christine & Terri’s impromptu thoughts about She Podcasts Live
    • Which of my guests’ podcasts are explicit 

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

45: Why is this work so difficult?

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
Just in case you were wondering, I revert to autopilot some days. Gasp! Yes, it is true. I appreciate it when I notice these days and can move forward quickly. I love the work, and I believe in it one hundred percent, but I believe I must provide you with proper warnings on what you may expect when you do this work.

This work will always be in our lives, and in this episode, I talk a bit about why it isn’t easy.

Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode 

    • Why this work isn’t always easy
    • Tips on how to proceed when you notice thought deliveries that you aren’t able to stop
    • Remember to be thankful when you level up

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Have you experienced the push-back?
  2. How have you been handling the push-back and leveling up?

Announcements

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

44: Make friends with Now- What I Learned from Eckhart Tolle

Hello, my ah-mazing empty nest friend!
 
I did some leveling-up, recently. I share my experience and thoughts with you in this episode. Please enjoy.
 
Take a listen or read the full transcript below. 
 
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What You Will Learn in this Episode: 

    • To consider, “Making Friends with Now.” 
    • An analogy for life on Making Friends vs Not Making Friends with Now
    • By combining Making Friends with Now with the Simmer life you open yourself up to a new level of peace in your life

Episode Questions for You To Consider

  1. Are you already familiar with Eckhart Tolle?
  2. Does “make friends with now,” resonate with you? 

Announcements

💚 Send audio feedback to Coach Christine now:   https://www.speakpipe.com/EmptyNestCoach  or call/text to 920-LIFEWIN (920-543-3946).

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