Phone Calls From My College Student are More Than Just Phone Calls

On any given day the phone rings and based on the ringtone, I know it’s Girl, calling from college. When at all possible, I drop everything I'm doing and answer the phone with a happy, sing-song “Hellooooo!”  After hellos and how are yous, the phone call flows with tiny inklings into each other’s day. To … Continue reading Phone Calls From My College Student are More Than Just Phone Calls

A Guide to Surviving Your Firstborn’s College Drop-off Day

You’ve survived that dreaded trip (or ten) to Bed, Bath and Beyond. You’ve stocked her with enough cough and cold medicine to cure a preschool. You’ve gotten all the financial aid papers out of the way. And now it’s time. It’s time to take your first born to college. College drop off is emotional, exciting, … Continue reading A Guide to Surviving Your Firstborn’s College Drop-off Day

Never say these 3 things when parents share where their child is going to college

Today is a big day for many high school seniors across the country. The deadline to commit to most colleges is today, May 1st. My daughter's high school unofficially hosts 'college t-shirt day' where students attending college wear tees from the school of their choice. It's a big day for them as their high school … Continue reading Never say these 3 things when parents share where their child is going to college