Brief Reminder: Social Media is a Controlled Environment

Social media is what you make it. The controlled environment could either bring plenty of laughter or negative energy—it’s up to you. Often times, people complain about others & we all do it, but the delete or unfollow button is always available. My TL is pretty positive. Even if there is mess, it’s so small that majority of folks overlook it. But, they are quick to post a screenshot or comment on the latest trending topic. But, that’s a part of it. Since it is a controlled environment, people must…

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Making College Affordable

Making college affordable will never be off topic.  Paying for college can be costly, especially if your child is attending an institution out of state. Here are a few tips  that can make college affordable. Two plus Two – The first two years of college are the same for the most part. During the first two years, you earn 36 general education and 24 elective college credits. It cost less to earn those first 60 credits at a community college.  Some community colleges have partnerships with local four year institutions.…

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Supporting A Child That Does Not Excel In School

Parenting is no easy feat, especially when you have more than one child. The tasks gets even more demanding when you discover that each child has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. The differences become even more apparent during their years spent in school.  So, how do you approach the situation when one child clearly struggles in school, while the other child excels? The temptation to compare the siblings’ progress against one another; or to even compare it to your own experiences in school is real.  Often the child…

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FOCUSED AND FEARLESS BRUNCH

The books are officially closed on another Focused and Fearless Brunch.  Thank you to everyone that supported the event. Whether you purchased a ticket, shared it on your page or simply told someone about it, Thank you!  I would also like to thank the phenomenal guest authors, Dr. Carleah East, Stephanie A. Wynn, Lisa McClendon, and Monica Rhodes.  The staff at the Birchwood were amazing. Their service was A1.  The food was fresh and delicious. I left inspired and understanding just how important it is to share your story. Never…

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Women on the Way: A Holistic Approach to Servicing College Students

Women’s History Month has been fantastic indeed. I had the opportunity to speak and vend at several events hosted by Saint Petersburg College’s (SPC),  Women on the Way  (WOW). In fact, I want to take a moment to share with you just how awesome their support system is. Established in 1981 as a “mission and resource center for women”,  in its 37 years of existence WOW has grown mightly. “The effort was spearheaded by Dr. Vilma Zalupski, the college’s first female Provost (Clearwater Campus); Bobbie Hinson, Career Center Director; and…

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