As the summer begins to wind down and college kids pack up their bags, trunks and various electronic devices and chargers, new space is created in your home and life. For some women, after your son or daughter has been dropped off at school, train station or airport, the initial reaction is similar to those final weeks before giving birth to the said college student in the first place. You nest. ...more
It’s all about the practise. If you want to be a painter, you must paint. If you want to be a runner, you must run. If you want to be a yogi/yogini, get to class. If you want to be a writer, you must write. What are you willing to do and what do you joyously look forward to do on a regular basis to become the new You?...more
If you asked him, he would agree. A week after High School graduation and he was ready to move on. Just skip over all the sentimental bull crap that all of us parents need to work through. Catharsis. All of our lamenting about what to watch out for, how to stay out of trouble and keep focused. You know the moments where you remember your parents telling you the same thing. But we still give the advice. As if it was new.“I’ll be fine and just cause you think I’ll make the same mistakes as you, doesn’t mean I will.”...more
College! It's time to go to college! Get ready to spend all the money at Target! But after you've gone crazy stocking up on matching comforters, shower caddies and collapsible laundry hampers, think about surprising your favorite student (or yourself) with some of these more original supplies....more
The college experience is a big deal for everyone in the family, it evokes change on every member of a household. The younger sibling who no longer shares the bathroom or has the comfort of knowing her sister is just in the next room at night. he dad who is used to catching the football games with his son. The mom who has devoted every ounce of her being to raising her child and micro-managing outfits, tasks, and chores.
But the overall college experience belongs to the student.
College Move-in day (and college in general) is not about you!
If you are like us, you have a little one running around your home. While our grandmother often appreciates my son saying hello, giving hugs and showing her his new toys, she doesn’t enjoy it as much when he launches himself over the couch and on to her lap, or when he runs by and crashes into her. What to do? Here are some of our solutions that we hope might be helpful! ...more