Dorm Room Safety
Safety in the dorm room may not be the first thought on a new college student’s mind, but as a parent it should be your main concern. While dormitories are…
Study Abroad
Studying abroad during your college years can be a magnificent way to travel, live internationally and earn credits toward your degree. It’s an opportunity to experience stunning sights, long-standing traditions,…
College Summer Break
After a full academic year of intense study, and one last push through final exams, most college students can’t wait for summer break. Thoughts of days that don’t require study,…
College decisions
Many Chicago parents share a dream of seeing their children attend college and receive a quality education that can help set the foundation for a successful career. But some fear…
3 Tips for Making the Most Out of a College Visit
College is a big deal. All the years of academic study, from grade school through high school, will culminate with your acceptance into college. It’s a place where you’ll live…
How to Go to College for Less
Outside-the-box strategies for saving money on college. As the mother of two teenagers, news of rapidly increasing college tuition and the threat of high interest rates on student loans have…
5 Tips to Manage Student Loan Debt
College was a great time in my life – but as the excitement of graduation neared, my student loan debt loomed. I owed tens of thousands of dollars for my…
Concerned About Paying for College? Take Action!
Many Chicago parents share a dream of seeing their children attend college and receive a quality education that can help set the foundation for a successful career. But some fear…
School Buses
Just how safe is your child’s school bus? In mid-March, a Pennsylvania school bus and tractor-trailer collided, killing the truck driver and injuring more than a dozen students. The accident happened the…
School Carpool Lanes Can Be a Danger Zone
Doing the math, I’m surprised by how many times I’ve driven through my kids’ school carpool lane: two to three times per day for the past nine years. And, in…