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He’s Growing Up In College…Without Me

He was already in his sophomore year, the tears surprised me. He’s been busy growing up at college. Without me. And he’s doing a damn good job of it.

A New Season of Parenting: Moving to College

If this “Yo-Yo Mom” has learned nothing else in this season of parenting, it’s that the return never lasts long enough. So I plan to relish our time together. I’m going to ignore the messes, deal with the erratic sleep schedule, and spend the time making his favorite meals.

How to Choose Your College? Go For The Slippers

You’re armed with your college acceptance letters but now how do you choose your college with the knowledge that it's the best choice for you?

Essential Tips for College Freshman

Success in college isn't some grand event that happens overnight. It's developed every day, little by little. It's more an evolution than revolution.
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5 Smart Summer Scholarship Motivation Strategies

Summer to teens is like a free pass to forget school exists and indulge in beach days, sleeping in, and video gaming until their thumbs demand a rest. But for college-bound students, taking advantage of time off from school to work on college scholarship applications is just plain smart. Students...

From First Steps to Prom Photos: He’s Still My Baby

I don’t know when it happened. The impossibility of time passing in this quantity is unreal. I must have hit my head and gone unconscious for years. More than a decade for sure. My baby went to prom. My baby. My first born. My little, bitty, cute, glasses-wearing boy morphed into this...

Motherhood: Is it Worth It?

“So is it worth it?” asks my colleague somewhat skeptically from across the cafeteria table. We’re sitting on bar stools—her— obliviously as someone would in their natural habitat, me—painfully aware of my status as a temporary bar stool sitter. I’m new and she doesn’t know much about me. I am,...
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How I Failed to Ruin my Son

Jonathan, my middle child, graduated from high school this month. Like millions of moms this graduation season, I wiped the tears from my eyes while scratching my head, wondering where the time had gone. He’s 6’3,” 190 pounds but it seems like yesterday he was climbing into my bed to...