Coming Soon: The 3rd Edition

The BookWe're thrilled to announce that the third edition of The Mom’s Guide to Surviving West Point will be available by R-Day 2022, including more policy revisions at the Academy and new chapters addressing diversity of all types in the Corps. Lisa and Debbie will be at R-Day, so bring your copy or pick one up at USMA to have it signed!

We're grateful to the thousands of WP Moms (and WP Dads and WP Grandparents and other family and friends) who have read the book. We're doing our best to make sure the information is as up-to-date as possible and hope you'll encourage new WP Moms to order a copy today. And remind them:

"You can do this — You're a West Point Mom!"WP Mom

Sending your child off to college is never easy, but sending your pride and joy to the United States Military Academy is downright scary. There are so many unknowns—from Beast to boodle to all those confusing Army acronyms! In the beginning, you don’t even know what you don’t know. That’s where The Mom’s Guide to Surviving West Point comes in.

Lisa and Debbie, veteran West Point Moms and charter members of the West Point Moms Facebook group, are here to help you navigate the next four years. Ultimately, your cadet will be the survivor and you will play a major supporting role.

This book is designed to guide you as you figure out how best to support and encourage your cadet through the next four years. You’ll find yourself turning to this book time and again as new questions arise while your cadet travels the road from candidate to graduate. Some have likened the 47-month adventure to a roller coaster ride. All types of twists and turns await you, but you can do this: you’re a West Point Mom!

Remember, too, that we want to hear from you! If you've already read the book, please let other moms know what you think about it. We'll be adding more reviews to the site as they come in. Add yours here! And if you're active on or the Barnes and Noble website, please leave reviews there as well. Thanks!