Your legacy

Your legacy

You may not realize that you’ve been grooming your child from an early age to go to the college you attended. Remember that harmless onesie you bought with the school logo blazoned on the front? The cute tiny sweatshirt that read, “class of 20–” with a date 20+ years in the future? Then there’s the

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Family togetherness is “hygge”

Family togetherness is “hygge”

My family knows that I have recently become a little obsessed with hygge (pronounced HOO-gah). In case you haven’t heard, loosely translated hygge is the Danish concept of finding well-being and satisfaction through coziness and simple things. A more complete definition: “a holistic approach to deliberately creating intimacy, connection and warmth with ourselves and those

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Semester NOT abroad

Semester NOT abroad

As another semester begins, a new crop of juniors departs for their study abroad programs. Much has been written about this topic: destinations, logistics, educational and personal benefits, etc. Although it may seem as if almost every college student spends time in a foreign country, the reality is that the majority of students do not

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What comes next?

What comes next?

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Part of the sadness that can accompany watching one’s children grow up, become more independent and leave home comes from the acute awareness that a familiar way of life is changing. For many parents, the realization that the job they have embraced with complete dedication for two decades is being cut to a part-time gig

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Home for the holidays

Home for the holidays

With your college freshman’s winter break approaching, it’s likely you have a dreamy image in your head about how wonderful it will be to have them home again for an extended period of time. Although they may have been back for a few days over Thanksgiving, this time they will be home for three to six weeks, the length

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Sibling relationships

Sibling relationships

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A child’s departure for college is not only a big adjustment for parents; it means big changes for younger siblings as well. When my oldest son left for college, I wondered how that would affect his two younger brothers and the relationship they had with each other. Like most mothers, it is extremely important to

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Family Weekend — What to expect

Family Weekend — What to expect

It may seem as if you were just hugging your children goodbye while dropping them off at college, but Family Weekend will be here before you know it. If you’re a first-time college parent wondering what to expect, the best way I can describe Family Weekend — and this might not help unless you went

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“How does your student like college?”

“How does your student like college?”

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When I am out and about in town I often overhear people whose kids have recently started college greet each other with, “How does Your-Child’s-Name-Here like school?” The response generally is, “She LOVES it!” Now, I understand one might not be inclined to go into personal details while standing on line at the deli counter or cashing

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  • I had several friends who got most of their general education courses out of the way through community college. They were then able to graduate from their 4-year school in 2-3 years, which ends up being much more cost-efficient!

  • Some students decide to stay on campus for the summer. An opportunity may come up — a position with the admission office or another department, a chance to do research with a professor, or they may want to work in their college town.