Posts tagged "college"

Sending my daughter to college for the first time

Sending my daughter to college for the first time
There are so many articles bursting with advice as to how we should handle letting our children step into the world. I’ve avoided most of them because they always make me cry. So here’s my best shot at a letter to my daughter describing the roller coaster of emotions my heart and head are experiencing.... Read more »

How do you pick just ONE college?

How do you pick just ONE college?
A little over a year ago, my daughter received her first college recruiting letter.  It was one of the most exciting days she’s ever had and it started a process that completely overwhelmed our household. Picking a college is like picking one outfit that you’re going to wear for the next four years.  You can... Read more »

Coed sleepovers: The rebuttal

Coed sleepovers: The rebuttal
A couple days ago I wrote about coed sleepovers and wondered what type of parent hosts these events.  While I did get a few people telling me they’re acceptable, nobody offered to tell me they have hosted in the past and think coed sleepovers are great– except one person. She allowed me to anonymously post... Read more »
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Dorm life: survival mode

Dorm life: survival mode
Well if you read my nudity post, then you know I’m chaperoning my daughter’s soccer team at an international tournament.  They’re having a great time.  Amazing time actually. I, on the other hand am struggling a bit.  My dorm room looks incredibly similar to a prison cell. I am incarcerated with another inmate that sleeps... Read more »

20 reasons Grown-ups like Facebook

Not only can we be nosey when our own lives seem a little mundane, but we can hide the fact that we're doing so
I was definitely not a fan of Facebook when it first arrived on the social networking scene.  The only reason I finally gave in and created an account was because I wanted to spy on my 13 year old.  Also, my mother had an account so I needed to see what was captivating both generations.... Read more »