Phew – you may want to grab the tissues for this one. 

If you have any highschoolers in the house – specifically a rising senior – this episode is your go-to on all things college application process and getting your heart ready to send off your child.

If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ve seen my daughter, Lily, grow into the sweetest, kindest, and most competent young woman. I really could not be more proud of her. 

She just graduated from highschool and chose her father’s Alma Mater – University of Michigan.


Funny enough – we didn’t even know that Lily was going to be applying there! She’s so independent like that, but when I tell you Steve was ECSTATIC when she chose that for her school, that would be an understatement.

But the road to get here wasn’t easy. The application process was actually quite stressful and a little nerve wracking. BUT, we did learn a TON from the journey – and we are spilling all of our best insights, experiences, and what we would do differently. 

In this special episode, Lily and I are sitting down to make your journey a little easier – and honestly, maybe make you feel a little more understood.

We are chatting:

  • Lily’s best advice for rising seniors
  • How many schools you should apply to
  • Why Lily ultimately chose Michigan
  • How to cover finances+budgeting
  • My best advice for parents about to send off their child

I loved hearing Lily’s side of the process during this conversation. We both get pretty honest on our feelings from both the parent and the child side, and I’m hopeful you’ll find some relatability in this episode. 

And, as always, we are answering YOUR questions. 

Things like:

  • Is Lily staying with her boyfriend?!
  • Her favorite graduation gift (it’s a good idea!)
  • Details into graduation parties
  • What is Lily going to be majoring in?
  • Will Lily plan to travel abroad – and how do I feel about that?

Phew, I did get a little emotional on this one. Lily means so much to me – and if you’re a parent, you KNOW the best job in the world is being able to parent your children. 

Lily is my first – and it’s making me feel some type of way sending her off to college. She and her brother are my biggest accomplishment, and I couldn’t be more proud of the whole family on getting to this point. 

So, if you have a highschooler (or maybe you are one!), this episode is your emotional support and tangible advice on preparing for the college application process and leaving the nest! 

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June 13, 2022

All Things College Application Process, Mother-Daughter Relationship, Best Advice for to Prep Your Senior with Lily


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Would love to know what the gift was you chose for each of Lily’s classmates!

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