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Week 2 Strategy: Essay Pre-Writing

Week 2 Strategy: Essay Pre-Writing

A killer essay is a make or break part of your college app, and sets you up to be noticed when competing for scholarships. A good one takes some time to craft. "Written the night before" probably won't cut it, but you can get off to a strong start with these...

Fast Flight Friday – July 12, 2019

Fast Flight Friday – July 12, 2019

It is HOT and I’m working hard to avoid the sweltering heat and humidity. Still, I don’t want to feel trapped inside while summer passes me by.  Here are a few “compromise” picks to check out.   Homemade Popsicles 40 recipes for tastes ranging from kid-friendly...

Week 1: Hunt and Gather

Week 1: Hunt and Gather

Doing this step now will save you valuable time later when you're fully into college and scholarship application and are preparing your brag sheet. An old-school 3-ring is one of the best tools to keep track of your lists, your outlines, drafts and other bits you...

Fast Flight Friday – June 28, 2019

Fast Flight Friday – June 28, 2019

I’m definitely old school when it comes to summer. I think kids should ditch their devices and go outside. But on hot afternoons when the air conditioning beckons, here are a few of my favorite places for productive fun. Make up a Story Create and share your own...

Movie Night

Movie Night

Nothing says, “kick back and relax” like a movie night.  Laughter, suspense, a good scare or satisfying cry...movies meet you where you are and make it all better. There is something indulgent about turning down the lights (at my house it’s so I can’t see that I need...

Fast Flight Friday – June 14, 2019

Fast Flight Friday – June 14, 2019

Here’s to rest, relaxation and little windows of time to let the mind wander where it will. If you love on-line quizzes and trivia and want to impact world hunger – freerice.com will probably become your new obsession. Test your knowledge with vocab and subject...

Summer Adventures. How to Enjoy a Trip to the Museum

Summer Adventures. How to Enjoy a Trip to the Museum

I love museums. Growing up in a rural area, we didn’t have easy access to places with towering walls lined with big paintings, dioramas of great moments in history or skeletal displays of the age of dinosaurs. Books were my primary window to the world. I will never...

Best Books for Grads

Best Books for Grads

If there is magic in the universe, books are the evidence! My greatest pleasure is sharing my love of books, and I can talk books all day long, even with complete strangers.So when it comes to gifting, there’s no surprise that my #1 “go-to” is of the literary variety....

Julie Allen

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