Blog Category Back to School
Have you taken some college courses but have not earned a degree yet? Have you thought about going back to school, but feel overwhelmed by the cost and complexity of the process? You are not alone. An estimated 32 million nontraditional students across the nation have some college experience but no degree to show for it, according to the American Council on Education. Many of these students may want to pick back up and start again but aren’t sure how to go about it.
Every fall, students around the country go back to school, and before that, many go back-to-school shopping. If you plan on buying new clothing and/or shoes for the upcoming school year, please take the time to dispose of your old items in a responsible, eco-friendly way. Clothing and textiles are nearly 100 percent recyclable and your old clothing can be recycled through donation or simple curbside recycling. Many local governments have information on agencies that collect used clothing to assist disadvantaged families in your specific area.
With all the media attention revolving around student loan issues, it can make many of us feel as if taking out student loans to pay for college is the only option. Students are taking out loans larger than ever before, and the combined national student debt grew to a whopping $1.3 trillion earlier this year. However, there is good news for fiscal-minded students who want to graduate from a college without the pressure of college loans.
The school year has begun and you find yourself home all alone! For the first couple of days it’s great, a well-deserved break from a busy summer. However, in time you find yourself wondering “now what”? For some moms, this may be the first time you have been alone in years. Don’t know what to do with yourself, here are some ideas to keep you busy while your little one is off learning.
Going back to school can be a big change in your life. Suddenly you have to make time and adjust to either going to class or attending an online course. This change in routine can lead to a change in habits. Primarily it’s the healthy habits that get the boot out the door. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are three areas that you can make small efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will not only make you feel better but will actually benefit you in your education as well: sleep; nutrition; and exercise.
It seems like just yesterday we traded in the textbooks and pencils for sunglasses and flip flops. Summer has breezed by and now it is time to go back to the classroom! Preparing kids and parents to go back to school can cause anxiety and stress. Here are some tips and tricks to help you and your family get off to a stress free school year.