It used to amuse me when bloggers made a big deal for writing consecutively for 31 days. That was circa 2009 when I was a slave to my blog but hadn’t yet realized it.
Oh, my, a lot has changed between then and now. If I started listing the highlights (and the lowlights) we’d be here for days. I shall spare all of us that futile (and at times, painful) exercise.
My friend (and former Maconista) Nester is once again hosting her 31 Day Link-up, and folks, I’m going to try to play along. With thousands of other bloggers. Literally. Serenity now…!
I’ve landed on an important topic geared to the college-bound student; I believe it will benefit many, so I’m going to try my level best to share the insights we’ve learned after sending two to college and in the midst of launching our third.
Who this series will benefit
If your children are college-bound, this series is for you. Whether you’ve got a middle school or a senior, if you’ll follow along each day (or each posting if I miss a day 😉 ), you’re bound to learn something you don’t already know. Some of the tips and hints will be familiar, but with every child we’ve readied for college, I’ve learned something. I hope you will, too.
On weekends we’ll take a break from my 31-Days series and I’ll host my weekly Around/About, linking to other fabulous 31-Day series that have caught my eye. I’ll also share links to my featured posts at The Art of Simple, incourage and Deeper Story.
If you’ll subscribe to my blog, the posts will automagically show up in your in-box whenever I publish a new tip. If you know someone who might benefit from this series (especially 8th-11th grade parents!!), please make sure you email a link to them or share on your social networks.
Got questions or topics you’d like me to address? I’m still gathering thoughts for the entire series, and you might touch on something I’ve forgotten :).
Are you planning on joining in 31 Days? DO share your topic!
For you praying folks? Pray for me to be consistent and follow through with this blasted series! It’s been on my radar since my oldest began college; I was astounded at how much information there is to process! And THANK YOU in advance for that support!
Bonus: Interest in the perfect gifts for high school and college students?
Bookmark this list of ideas to help with your Christmas shopping!
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Part-time Job or Full-time Student?
Day 3: Why ACT & SAT Scores Matter
Day 4: Weekend Around/About featuring #31Days series that have caught my eye
Day 5: Regular feature at The Art of Simple, “Starting Over. Again.“
Day 6: Dreamcasting: One of the Most Important Things You Can Do For Your College-bound Student
Day 7: On Ownership: Parents Aren’t the Ones Headed to College
Day 8: What to Expect When You’re a Parent of a Senior
Day 9: Weekend Around/About featuring, among other awesome links, #31Days series that have caught my eye
Day 10: Monthly feature at Deeper Story, “The Breakfast Club – the Ministry of ‘Me, Too‘”
Day 11: How to Choose the Best College (part 1)
Love this topic! I have two teens and a pre-teen and can use all the college input I can get. 🙂
I’m also doing the 31 Days challenge and blogging about parenting a teen with epilepsy.
I’m a little slow on the replies, but I’ll get to them soon! Thanks for checking in (and sharing links to YOUR 31 Days posts!)
Yes! Great topic!
I rarely, rarely subscribe to blogs because I don’t have time to deal with all the stuff flooding my inbox. But you are definitely writing on a topic that I need to know more about.
I can’t wait to read more.
Yea! I have a sophomore and a freshman…I can’t wait to hear what you’ve learned!
Robin! I love this series! I have a college-bound senior and the last month has been so stressful–I home school– as I navigate harder coursework for my son AND college tests and applications!
Ideas that come to mind:
1. How many school should my child apply to?
2. HOW TO HELP YOUR TEEN ORGANIZE SCHOOL WORK AND COLLEGE APPS WITHOUT COMING OFF AS A PUSHY PARENT??? 🙂
3. How to keep the ball in their court, yet give the right amount of guidance and support. (re-phrasing of question 2 🙂 )
4. Tips for teens preparing for tests.
5. Tips for writing college essays.
6. Tips for college interviews.
Good luck to you on your 31 days series as you finish choosing topics and do the writing! My hat’s off to you. I blog, but just couldn’t do the 31 Days thing this year…
As a mother of Senior in High School this series could not be more perfect. In fact I’d say it’s a true gift from God. When my husband and I went to college we both chose our state’s University and never looked twice. However based on the mail we get each day around here there is so much more to the college selection process today! Not to mention how stressed my son has been lately over this decision. Thank you. Thank you and Amen!
My oldest just started high school this year and it has really been hitting me lately that time is quickly ticking away and college will be here before we know it. Hold me! I can’t think of anything specific I want to know right now, but I know anything you share will be most helpful. Definitely following along!
I’m participating in 31 Days also this year and hoping I can persevere. I only made it 12 days last year. 🙂 My series is titled “The Wonder of Home” and I’m really looking forward to it. Made it the first two days, so I’m off to a good start!
I just now have a freshman with 4 more coming behind. I too am looking forward to this series. I am also writing for 31 Days. May topic is “Getting Teens to Think” and one week will be on choosing a college. It might be an interesting link for you. It will be in a couple of weeks. I will let you know.
Yes, I do have a question for you! My 19-yr-old has decided to delay his education “a couple years” to pursue work opportunities and, well, the freedom of youth. My fear is he will not return to it after that break. How do I keep him interested without nagging?
Stopping by from #Write31Days, magicalmouseschoolhouse.com