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
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
The object of my affection had put it off for as long as he could, stalling the way men do when on the verge of making a big commitment. But when our oldest announced that he was moving to the east coast for grad school, my man knew he couldn't put it off any longer. He had to Read on......more
Let me introduce you to today's Grand Ideas' feature. She is the loving grandmother of 4 precious grandchildren who affectionately call her DeeDee and granddad is called Poppie. Her daughter, Staci, is the mom of the oldest "baby angels" who are Ethan - 12 and Sierra - 10. Corey, her son, is dad to Alexi who is 8 and the youngest is Mallori who is 4 years old. ...more
As the parent of a college senior, you may be feeling anxious about graduation day and wondering how to help your child prepare to find work in the recovering job market. The current unemployment rate for college graduates ages 21 to 24 is 8.8 percent (up from 5.7 percent in 2007). Graduating in a bad economy has long-lasting consequences; the class of 2013 will likely earn less during the next 10 to 15 years than if they had graduated in a year when job opportunities were plentiful....more