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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A love letter from us to you!

A love letter from us to you!

February (especially the 14th!) can bring mixed emotions. For people who embrace the “Month of Love,” it’s an opportunity for appreciation and romance. Then there are those who can’t stand the overbearing, chocolate-covered holiday. This February, our CollegiateParent team is putting a spin on tradition. Instead of focusing on a single day of flowers and

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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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What comes next?

What comes next?

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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Talk about transfer or time off

Talk about transfer or time off

When that thermometer thing pops up out of the Thanksgiving turkey, maybe it should come with another kind of signal for the families of first and second year college students:  Get ready for the “I think I want to transfer/take time off” text or phone call! My middle son spent Thanksgiving break with relatives in

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