Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome

I am no authority on empty nesting yet. My oldest isn’t moving out till this weekend. And as long as he takes that nasty couch he bought in college off Craig’s List, I will be very happy. Meanwhile I’ve been planning on how to handle Empty Nest Syndrome.  Medical Definition of empty-nest syndrome : a… Continue reading Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome

Back To School/College Humor

It’s that time of year again. Or maybe your kids are already back in school. Whether you have a kindergartener, high schooler or even a college kid (like me), the first day can be terrifying for moms or maybe a big relief! Kids suffer anxiety or maybe they are just happy to be away from… Continue reading Back To School/College Humor

Don’t Overthink the College Dorm Needs of a Boy

You are just getting through mourning the child that was once running around in diapers just a few years ago. Now he’s graduated from high school and headed to college in the fall. Wipe your tears mom and stop stressing over what you need to buy for that dorm room! First, please remember that most… Continue reading Don’t Overthink the College Dorm Needs of a Boy

Soon to be Empty Nesters. And We Can’t Wait!

Thing 1 & 2 will graduate high school/college in May. We will officially be empty nesters and we can’t wait! But hold up. I’m getting the stink eye from people over my enthusiasm. Why can’t I be excited? I’m not judging you for being upset that your babies are leaving home. Why can’t we all… Continue reading Soon to be Empty Nesters. And We Can’t Wait!

College Spring Break Ain’t For The Weak Hearted.

As I am writing this my fingers are still numb from an earlier lacrosse game where it was below 40 degrees and I froze my A@@ off. But I love my kids! I’m on my second cup of coffee and scalded my tongue so now you know how my day is going. AND it’s the… Continue reading College Spring Break Ain’t For The Weak Hearted.

A Pirate Looks at 40 – 50 ish…

Let’s just go ahead and get it out there. I’m a Jimmy Buffett Fan. A Parrot Head, Fins to the left, Fins to the right kinda girl. I was so excited when my children were toddlers and they liked listening to my Buffett CD’s in the car. I was one proud mom. Till they learned… Continue reading A Pirate Looks at 40 – 50 ish…

College Apps, The Common App, FAFSA and other College Prep for Your High School Senior.

First, take a long deep breath. Then stab your finger and pour rubbing alcohol on it or bite the inside of your cheek or tongue while chewing food or run into the bed frame and bruise your shin and try not to cry. This is how you will feel after starting the College Application process.… Continue reading College Apps, The Common App, FAFSA and other College Prep for Your High School Senior.