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Episode 34- Who ya gonna call Part 2

Sep 28, 2020

 Am i getting old enough that some of you don’t get that reference? Yikes. I will share the who and the why to help provide a little clarity for you and your student.

  • Your student should connect with the Registrar about…
    • Registration processes
    • add/drop calendars and deadlines
    • Transcripts
    • Documents to confirm enrollment for insurance, good student discounts and loan deferments


  • Your student should connect with the Bursar about…
    • Paying the bill
    • Making payment plan
    • Refunds
    • Billing questions
    • Due date for payment


  • Your student should connect with Financial Aid about…
    • FAFSA
    • Scholarships
    • Work study
    • Minimum enrollment requirements
    • Before dropping courses to determine if aid will be affected
    • Help in updating a change in family status/income


  • Your student should connect with the Disability office about…
    • Chronic illness
    • new/acute illness or injury
    • COVID


  • Your student should connect with Institutional Equity...
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Episode 33- Who ya gonna call? Part 1

Sep 21, 2020


Am i getting old enough that some of you don’t get that reference? Yikes. I will share the who and the why to help provide a little clarity for you and your student.


  • Your student should connect with their advisor about….
    • Curriculum
    • Course advice
    • First point of contact for university ‘navigation’


  • Your student should connect with their instructor about….
    • Questions about the syllabus
    • Missing class
    • Questions about material/lessons
    • Getting to know their research if it interests them
    • Office hour meetings
    • When they are struggling to learn material


  • Your student should connect with the Dean of Students about…
    • Sometimes for assistance in absences for bereavement, jury duty, military duty
    • A possible connect to mental health help
    • Help in figuring out where to go for help




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Episode 32- University regulations. Where to find them, why you need to know them and what they mean

Sep 15, 2020




  • University bulletin or catalog- yes language is key again to find information.
    • What are regulations
      • Academic
      • Conduct
        • Grade appeals
    • Who decides what they are
    • Why should your student care about them
      • GPA
      • Repeating classes
      • Withdraw limits
      • Changing majors
        • Dual majors, minors, certificates
      • Deadlines
      • Processes
      • Accountability
    • Who can make exceptions
      • Advisor
      • Department
      • College
      • provost
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Episode 31- They are okay, are you?

Sep 06, 2020

It’s Labor Day weekend. The first window to get to check in, lay eyes on them, hug them.
Except not this year cause #COVID.

You get the call or text that they are miserable. Alone. Don’t know how to connect.

You just want to go get them, hug them, call the RA or roommate to help.

    • Perspective.
      • All change is uncomfortable at best.
      • Remember grade school to jr high, jr high to high school. 
      • It is a pandemic so underlying stressors make it feel bigger.
      • They made friends before, they will again.
    • Reality
      • It will be different...but that is why they chose college. To stretch themselves.
      • The pandemic won’t last forever.
      • There are connections to be made. The ball is in their court though.
    • What can you do.
      • Instead of telling them what to do to fix it, ask them questions.
        • What are you doing to meet/connect with others?
        • Why or why not?
        • How are you feeling about your choices?
        • What else can you do?
      • Be an ear. Sometimes they don’t want you to fix things....
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Episode 30- 7 Deadlines You've Got to Know

Sep 02, 2020

Episode 30- 7 Important Deadlines you’ve got to know 


I’m sharing my top 7 important deadlines you’ve got to know and why.

If you’d like a pretty printable to add your dates to and hang it on the fridge, just head over here.







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Episode 29- Hello, my name is Lesa and I'm a helicopter parent

Aug 26, 2020

Episode 29- Hello, my name is Lesa and I’m a helicopter mom




On this episode I’m sharing…

  • the definition of a helicopter mom (different from a Karen)
  • how I realized I was one
  • My story
  • How i am working on recovering and how you can to
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Episode 28- Tips that will make you the Cool Mom

Aug 19, 2020


Three areas you can “help” them with that will make you the cool mom 

Or Tips for success




Whether you are a tech savvy momma or can barely text... this episode is for you.

Don’t give away all these tips at once to your student. Instead check them out and then drop a tip here and there. You’ll gain credibility :)

     2. Time management apps

  • Order food on your phone, don’t wait in line.
  • Can you do the same for laundry
  • Remember the Milk- task list/ My...
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Episode 27- A letter from home

Aug 10, 2020


This week I share some advice from a student, advice from a faculty member and a few things to consider before charging you to write a letter to your college student.





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Episode 26- 3 Tips for handling the overwhelm

Aug 06, 2020






Let me be clear, I am not a therapist or psychologist. I’m a mom that has done a lot of work on my own mind so I can be a better person, mom, wife, daughter, friend. 

  1. Label it. 


Why is putting our feelings into words beneficial?  A brain imaging study by UCLA psychologists which appears in the journal Psychological Science, may give us the answer.  Verbalizing our negative feelings makes excessive or persistent sadness, anger and pain less intense.

Do the work yourself to see.

When you recognize the feeling of uneasiness stop.

Either verbal label the feeling or write it down. “I am feeling anxious, nervous, uneasy, apprehensive.” You get my drift. According to science the response in your brain happens because you have...

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Episode 25- 3 ways to help them transition by focusing on you

Jul 21, 2020

While your student is no longer a toddler and under your roof 24/7 your attitude and behavior still influence them and how they think/respond.



How to help your college student by helping yourself.

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