Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is a very special time of year for those of us who still have mothers in our lives.  What about those who no longer have their mother with them?  I am sure and can imagine that this particular day alone is hard since it’s only a painful reminder.  I know that this is… Read More

Mothers Day will be next Sunday and it’s the day we honor our mothers for their love, nurturing and the sacrifices they make to help us have a happy, healthy and successful life. Mothers of the college-bound go above and beyond by providing their kids with encouragement, help and financial support throughout the college admissions… Read More

princess Diana mom

This Mother’s Day we honor some of the most famous (and often controversial) working mothers. Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales was born July 1, 1961. She was born into an aristocratic family. Her parents were divorced as a result of her mother having an affair. Diana was raised by her father. She married Prince… Read More

If you are a mom and have never been to college but want to, there are so many opportunities available to you. It is so easy to get intimidated but in all reality you can achieve your goals and dreams if you really strive for them.

You may be thinking to yourself; “Yes, I want to return to school to better myself and my career but I don’t know what area of study to pursue.” Might I suggest considering some sort of Associate Degree in specialized business, Specialized Technology or even Specialized Teacher-Education.

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career fair moms

You may be thinking to yourself right about now: “How can a job fair truly benefit me?” If the truth be told, job fairs actually have an abundance of information from different companies that will allow you to submit your resume and establish contacts. It sounds so much better than going around from place to place submitting your resume and waiting for a follow-up. At least at a job fair you can check out what is available first.

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Time to ditch those sweat pants, slippers, and pony tails. I know life of a mom right? At least when you are not working. But now all eyes will be on on you as you are about to face the biggest interview of your life. You definitely want to dress to impress so to speak but what exactly does that mean? Surely, you don’t want to show up under dressed or even over dressed for that matter so what style would be the perfect job interview attire?

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Okay, so maybe you are feeling stuck in a rut in your current job right? I totally get it and have been there. A change in careers might be in the cards for you at this point but which career are you qualified to do? Maybe you are considering going back to school to pursue a specific career, one that you have been putting off for far too long. I say go for it! It’s never too late to start shooting for your dreams, and this means your career choice.

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In the midst of a mom’s busy and hectic schedule it is so easy to make simple or even large mistakes along the way like forgetting to pack your child’s lunch or forgetting a doctor’s appointment, etc. Gosh knows that I have done this countless times. How about you? I know I can’t be the only one, right? Well, these mistakes are forgivable but what about job resume mistakes? Unfortunately, employers won’t be so forgiving when seeing a “trashy” resume. As a matter of fact, if it does not look neat, professional, and impressive at first glance, most likely it will be pitched into the trash without a second glance. As a mom, I have learned that if I want an employer to notice my achievements, etc., I need to take time on my resume, it can be done. Let’s take a look at 10 resume mistakes that should most definitely be avoided on your resume.

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Previously, I briefly discussed a few financial aid options for moms returning to school. Options such as need-based financial aid through grants and loans and Federal Work-Study programs and non-work-study programs are available. Now I would like to conclude with a look at Merit Scholarships and national and local scholarships for moms… Read More