Help prepare your college senior for post-graduation responsibilities

Help prepare your college senior for post-graduation responsibilities

I remember well what it was like to be expecting my first child. All the anticipation and preparation were focused on the upcoming birth. But when I had some physical challenges in the first couple weeks after he arrived, my midwife gently reminded me of something I haven’t forgotten, more than two decades later: “You

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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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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.