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Fun, Out-of-the-Ordinary (and Practical) Gifts for High School Graduates

April 26, 2011 College
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Are you the mom of a college student? We are too. Don’t miss our other blog: Practical College Moms. Beyond the tried and true high school graduation gifts, many people like to give fun, unique gifts for the special graduates in their lives. Here are some ideas they’ll be sure to remember you by: Color-changing […]

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Extremely Practical Gifts for College Bound High School Grads

April 26, 2011 College
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Graduation season will soon be upon us. Between the two of us, we’ve  been through five high school graduations and definitely  have an opinion or two (what else is new?) about gifts for grads. Basically there are 3 options: Cash What kid doesn’t like to receive cash? It’s easy. Write a check, pop it in […]

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Choosing A Computer for the High School Graduate

April 24, 2011 College
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A computer is a necessity for college students these days and it’s a GREAT graduation gift. Since buying a computer is a major purchase, we want to share the things we’ve learned from our own college students experience that will help you through the decision-making process. Your first decision – PC or Mac? Your student […]

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Quick and Easy Ideas for High School Graduation Parties

April 12, 2011 College
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Are you the mom of a college student? We are too. Don’t miss our other blog: Practical College Moms. If you are the parent of a high school senior it’s time to start thinking about celebrating your student’s graduation from high school. For party-giving lovers this is another opportunity to go nuts and have fun […]

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Creative DIY Graduation Announcements

April 11, 2011 College
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High school graduation season is coming and that means it’s time to send out graduation announcements. If you’re like us, the pitch from the school sanctioned vendor for an invitation and announcement package deal – generic logo with school name on the front, standard graduation information and a place for a name card on the […]

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Practical Moms Guide to College: Finals Care Packages

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This article can also be found on BlogHer. College finals are always a big deal. Whether your student is a first semester freshman or a seasoned upper-classman, the stress of exam week is intense and a little care package is much appreciated. Being practical moms, we don’t go overboard on finals care packages. Between the […]

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This Caught Our Eye

September 1, 2010 College
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Nancy’s daughter just got all her college textbooks for under $200.00 by using this helpful guide from Lifehacker. Have empty walls screaming for some art work? Check out these 12 ideas for frugal art. Cooks Illustrated recently reviewed eight Italian imported pastas. Are they worth the price? Find out here. You see a dress in […]

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Exciting News

August 19, 2010 College

We’re happy to say that our Practical Mom’s Guide to Outfitting Your Student for College: Dorm Life is syndicated on BlogHer. Welcome BlogHer readers!

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The Uber-Complete College Dorm Packing List

August 13, 2010 College
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(Update: Julie’s Uber-Complete College Dorm Packing List is now updated for 2012! For more great tips and advice for moms of college students be sure to check out our other blog, Practical College Moms.) My daughter, Julie, is the queen of organization. When she left for college she created a packing list. Now known as […]

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Practical Storage Ideas & Assembling Health Kits for Dorm Life

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Here’s the last of our four part Practical Mom Guide to Outfitting Your College Student. This pieces focuses on setting up a health kit and finding storage pieces that not only work but will be useful for years to come. The Dorm Medical Kit Do you know the number one reason students do poorly in […]

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