The Top 5 Ways To Prepare For Dropping Your Child Off At College

Two weekends ago I took my 18 year old daughter to college.We flew out together to a campus on the other side of the country, where I helped her move into her dorm room, bought her a veritable sh**t load of dorm supplies at Target, helped her buy her text books (meaning I provided the credit card), attended a few orientations and met her room-mate; the one person on the entire campus that my daughter knew (and they'd really only texted and Facebooked each other a few times during the summer.)...more

They're Baaaack! 6 Tips to Help You Survive Summer with Your College Student

Over the next month or so, college students will be returning home to spend the summer with you. Within a few days, several of your conversations will begin with any or all of the following questions: Where have you been? It's 2:00am.When did I say you didn't have to call?Why would you take the car without asking?What do you mean you don't have a job?Who said I'd do your laundry?Who is that sleeping on my couch?Why are there empty beer bottles in the back of the garage?It's 2:00 pm, are you ever going to get out of bed? ...more
I love #6 and especially love this part: "I can't get those days back, but I can relish the new ...more

I Always Said I Wanted An Independent Daughter, Just Not Independent From Me!

I just had to comment on this… My daughter went away to college and it was one of the most ...more

A New Language

I have discovered a new language in college.  It's not Spanish, French, or even American Sign Language.  No...those would all be too easy.Where did I discover this language?  In the pages of my macroeconomics textbook.  Whatever this language is, it is completely incomprehensible.  I've never seen anything like it!Luckily, I have a professor who has given us plenty of time to study each chapter.  Well...I'm hoping I'm lucky because right now I'm just lost!...more