The saying “It’s the longest shortest time,” could not feel any more true a statement when you are a parent of a three-nager. Full of energy, wonder, emotions, and imagination, my once itty bitty baby boy turned three-years-old in April. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his first birthday.
And, on the topic of birthdays, my little lass is turning one in a mere handful of days. My days have been long, but man, these past three years - and especially this past year - have been SHORT! Where does the time go?
I can hear my mom’s voice in my head…“Just you wait, soon you’ll be touring universities, helping with applications and sending your little lad and lass off to college for their own momentous endeavors.”
Exciting? Yes! Cheap? No!
Education definitely comes with a price tag. Even with my receiving a full scholarship to the University of Rhode Island, I still had to have student loans to cover room and board, books, and so much more of the college experience.
I have to keep reminding myself that time is only going to fly by faster with each year, and that saving for college is something that needs to start right away! But I sometimes get overwhelmed when I think about money, or saving money for the future.
So that’s why I’m so excited to share my conversation about CollegeBoundbaby with Dana Peterson-Fatuda, CollegeBoundbaby Administrator from The Office of the Rhode Island General Treasurer.
I’ve noticed a few ads recently for CollegeBoundbaby. Can you tell me more about that?
What is the $100 CollegeBoundbaby grant?
Sounds amazing! Tell me, just how easy is the process?
Whew, thank goodness - because I don’t even know if I checked it off or not! So just to clarify, if I call the office and fill out the form before my daughter turns one, she is still eligible for the $100 grant? Would they be able to tell me if I already checked it off?
How much does the program cost?
$100 is a great start, but can that really help people save for college?
I know there are plenty of expectant families (and parents with little ones under the age of one like myself) out there who are interested! Where can they learn more?
Have you or someone you know signed up for the CollegeBoundbaby program?
Have a fabulous weekend, friends!
*disclosure - I have been compensated by CollegeBoundbaby to help promote their program, but all opinions stated here are 100% my own. I honestly think this program rocks - and am giving them a call today to make sure we are signed up ;)