Category Archives: college

Help–My Yard Man Left for College!


Good friends called us several weeks back.  They have lived across the street from us for sixteen years and our sons grew up together as best friends.  They had just gotten back from installing their son in a dorm and … Continue reading

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Text to College Student: How Do You Turn on the TV?


Text to College Freshman: We miss you so much!  And, btw, how do you turn on the TV? Not that you haven’t been practising.  You have been practising turning on the TV for several years, knowing this was coming.  Whenever … Continue reading

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Today, Instead of Helicoptering, You Promise to…


Instead of helicoptering, today you will: 1. Call Mama instead.   “Honey?” she says.  “Where are you? It sounds like you’re in the middle of a rainforest.”  (Note to self:  get out of the car wash first, so you can … Continue reading

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College Shopping: Top Ten!


Top ten organizational/storage products that your students have enjoyed over the years, 9 carried at Target: 1.  Canvas storage bins to place under the desk, bed, or up on a closet shelf.  Bed, Bath and Beyond has these, too. 2. … Continue reading

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Here’s What College Looks Like


http://www.google.com/ Laptop, cords, books, binders, desk supplies, lamp, desk, chair, water bottle or two, bed and poster.  What’s off-screen is the flat screen, cords (this is a guy’s room, so it’s all about electronics and cords), dresser and closet.  Footlocker and … Continue reading

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How to Survive College Move-in Day: Let Mom Make up the Bed


So you’ve done the big Target/Wal-Mart run and loaded the car up to the gills.  For those of you who’ll be flying off to college, you are loving the Bed, Bath and Beyond offer to have your pre-ordered goods ready … Continue reading

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Empty Nesterdom: Day One


Day One of Empty Nesterdom–Help! Top Ten: 1. You will never be able to tell your freshman everything they need to know, so relax.  No more guilt trips! 2. These new students will never have every single, solitary thing they … Continue reading

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black sheets for a dorm bed? cool!


Black sheets Okay, your son is so NOT a Goth..still and yet–in the midst of Bed, Bath and Beyond…he requested, after purchasing, you must duly note–navy sheets, that he procure black.  BLACK? Where does that rank on the Benjamin Moore … Continue reading

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Missing Your College Freshman, and Moving On


A friend texted you recently, and said, “Just left Annie at State; it was  hard!”  After being very impressed that she had texted, much less used a semi-colon (note to self to brush up on your texting skills),  you realized … Continue reading

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