To the Student Affairs Professional: I See You

Hubster and C Graduation Day

C and Hubster in 2012, when he graduated with his M.S. in Educational Leadership.

Lately, I feel like student affairs professionals don’t get the appreciation they deserve. I have lived and/or worked on a university campus for nine years and have spent five years as the wife of a live-in housing professional. With all of the disrespect and misunderstanding about higher education in our state right now, my mama bear instincts have been activated. I have dear friends, former colleagues and family who work in student affairs. This is for every one of them.

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(Kinda) Wordless Wednesday: Baby Jo is in a Toddler Bed!

Baby Jo is 21 months old, precisely 7 months older than the age C was when he climbed out of his crib. Yet I still cannot believe my baby is old enough to be in a toddler bed! On Sunday after her nap, she refused to let me pick her up from her crib. She threw a fit so I walked out of the room. A moment later, she climbed out herself.

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The Truth About Tube Feeding

Feeding Tube Awareness Week

It is Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2015 and this year’s theme is, “The Truth About Tube Feeding.” I’d love to tell you about our lives with C’s g-tube. A feeding tube saved my son’s life. In August 2013, he was slipping away from us. He essentially stopped eating in July 2013. By the beginning of August, he had become weak and lethargic. We were told to bring him to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where he was admitted and given an NG tube.

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Last-minute Valentine’s Day savings with free coupons from Groupon Coupons

Disclosure: I am receiving compensation from Groupon Coupons in exchange for this post. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

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No matter how much I plan, holidays always seem to creep up on me. You’re telling me there’s less than a week left before Valentine’s Day? I had better get shopping! I won’t fool myself into thinking I have time for in-store shopping, so it’s time for online shopping. You all know my affinity for saving money. I simply will not shop online without a sale or a coupon! Groupon Coupons is an exciting new way to save from Groupon. There’s no need to purchase anything – it is a database of over 55,000 FREE coupons from more than 8,000 stores.

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“That’s too loud for me.”

That's too loud for me.

The thing is, there’s something about my son that I know, but we don’t actually know, but we want to know, yet I’m scared that we will be told, “no,” about. It’s a word that makes me tear up even as I am about to type it here. It’s this thing that I’m grappling with knowing but not actually knowing, and I’ll be sharing my deep emotional struggles with that all week.

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