Grocery Shopping 101

Grocery Shopping 101

I live in a college town. At our supermarket, you can tell who the students are by the contents of their carts. Boxes of frozen pizza. Dozens of ramen noodle packages. Chips. Lots of chips. Standing in line with student customers over the years, I knew I wanted to teach my son a different approach

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Summer plans for college students

Summer plans for college students

Once your student starts college, those lazy, unscripted days of summer become a thing of the past. And even though most of the country is still in the grip of winter, it’s time for your student to start making summer plans. For certain coveted internships and seasonal jobs, application deadlines may already have passed —

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Still emptying the nest

Still emptying the nest

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When my daughter went off to college this fall, she joined her older brother in attaining “fledgling” status, leaving us with the proverbial empty nest. Though I’m awfully tired of that term, since it seems to be the only way my demographic is defined, it functions pretty well as a metaphor for how I’m adapting

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  • Loved this write up. Sounds so much like me but am most of the time questioning them about their health and studies and your article gave me new ideas of staying connected.... Thank you. Will put it to good use soon since my son is going across the country to attend your alma mater 😀

  • Fun but also useful article. I will keep the town crier technique in mind when my second Daughter leaves for college - as well as the Alexa Dot Joke tip! I love that Marlene's son told her her news was Often "inane". Clearly his education is paying off in an evolved vocabulary AT the very least!