Week in Review: Fall Behind

Don’t forget to set your clocks—daylight saving time ends this weekend. Even though I know a toddler throws off the chance to enjoy the extra hour of sleep, I’m glad that I don’t have to wake up and start working in the dark for a while. Plus, when it gets dark earlier, it means it is totally acceptable to don pajamas and go to sleep earlier. If you don’t want to fall behind on the latest in higher ed news, scroll down for more. What’s … Read more…

Week in Review: Hopefully Not-So-Terrible Twos

I can’t believe it, but my baby turns two today! I’m kind of in denial about it, but she’s definitely a full-blown toddler. And man, she is strong willed. Now, I’ve been known to be a bit principled (read: stubborn), but she’s going to give me a run for my money. We haven’t had too many showdowns (or meltdowns) yet, but I’m bracing myself for the inevitable. Our biggest squabble to date has been the heated “Wheels on the Bus” lyric debate. She sings the … Read more…

Week in Review: Introducing Kylie Lacey!

We’ve got some exciting news—we have a new staffer! We’re pleased to announce that Kylie Lacey has joined TVP Comms as project director. Her official bio is coming soon, but in the meantime, get to know her here, and be sure to give her a follow on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn. Introducing the newest member of our merry band, Kylie Lacey! Learn more about her on the TVP Comms blog (link in profile). A post shared by TVP Communications (@tvpcomms) on Oct … Read more…

Week in Review: Bookworms

This past weekend, I booked a little getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains to celebrate my birthday with my family. We went apple picking, visited some wineries, and despite less-than-ideal weather, we had a nice, relaxing time. My favorite part of the weekend, though, was right when we arrived at our AirBnB. We brought a small bag of toys from home for my daughter to play with, and she dumped them out, looked up at us, and said, “Any books?” She’s so my kid—we both … Read more…

Week in Review: A Reminder to Find the Good

For every vacation, weekend, and most days after work, I fully take a break from the world of news. It’s so necessary for my personal wellbeing to shut down and enjoy my life in the moment so that I can be prepared for the reboot. But, it’s getting harder and harder to log back in—and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way after this week’s horrible shooting in Las Vegas. My daughter is too young to be aware of tragedies like this, but … Read more…

Feeling the Remote of Working Remotely

Most of the time, I love working from home. It gives me flexibility, the freedom to wear sweatpants to work, and total access to snacks. It’s so helpful to know that if I need to pick up my daughter early from daycare or run to the post office, I can. I don’t have to commute anywhere or leave my house if the weather is really bad. I know that I’ll connect with my coworkers over the phone at least once a week with our staff … Read more…

Week in Review: Soup’s On!

I don’t know about you, but I need a break from the Kardashian baby boom and our president’s ongoing feud with the NFL and professional athletes. This weekend looks promisingly autumnal in Virginia and I’m unplugging and taking full (or should I say, fall) advantage. All of my food magazines have been piling up with cozy fall favorites and slow cooker classics, and I’m finally diving in. I’m going pumpkin picking, putting on some soup to simmer, and maybe even breaking out a sweater or … Read more…

Week in Review: Falling in Love

Happy Fall! Today, my husband and I are celebrating our four-year anniversary. Of our marriage, that is, since we’ve been officially together for literally half of my life. In middle school, I spotted a short, mushroom-cut adorned metal mouth from across the gym during a matball game, and I knew I would marry him one day. Whether you think it romantic or creepy, I eventually won him over. And while he’s since ditched the haircut and the braces and is no longer a foot shorter … Read more…

Quick Hit: RIP USA Today College

This week, USA Today College announced that it is closing, effective immediately. The whole TVP Comms team was saddened by the news. We really enjoyed the site, both as a news outlet and as a media opportunity. It offered a unique experience for student journalists, and it offered audiences both hard-hitting news and fun—we respect a strong GIF game here at TVP Comms. via GIPHY Here are some of our favorite clips from USA Today College: Washington Monthly’s 2017 best colleges list has some surprises … Read more…

Week in Review: Feeling Blue

This week, Crayola announced the name of its new blue color—Bluetiful. I have some strong feelings about it. First of all, it is NOT A WORD. Or a color. (Or even something representing a color.) It’s nonsense. Second, it’s setting up children to be even more confused about how to spell beautiful, which is tricky enough as it is. And finally, I’m still mourning the loss of Dandelion Yellow. Why couldn’t they just make room for everyone in the crayon box? I’m feeling blue about … Read more…