I thought the days of Helicopter Parenting were over. Apparently they follow their kids right through college and beyond. Please people, DON’T be this parent. You are straight up hurting them. At first I thought it would be helpful to join a parent group, on social media, for my kids college. Comes in handy when… Continue reading Why I Despise College (Helicopter Parent) Groups on Social Media
Well this year was a real shitshow for most of you. And now you will either have a “drive-through” graduation, virtual graduation or no celebration. I also hear that a few celebrities’ will be giving their “2 cents worth”. Folks like John Legend, Jimmy Fallon, Hillary Clinton and even Pitbull. I’m sure they will inspire… Continue reading 2020 Graduation Commencement Speech as Given by Me.
Thing 2 left for his sophomore year at college. This year, he is off campus in an apartment with two friends. I’m not a fan of living off campus. I know all the kids do it, yada, yada, yada. I lived off campus for a brief time. Hated it. No desire to get up and… Continue reading And Away to College. Again.
You guys know how it is. You wake up and think, “I don’t want to do this mundane crap anymore.” You’re just done. So that led me to think I need an intern. Unpaid of course. It would be great for some college kid. They get credit and I get someone to do things for… Continue reading Now Hiring. I Need an Intern.
I’ll just come right out and say it. Either you are overjoyed that your college kid is home and it’s all rainbows and butterflies or you’re upping your anxiety meds to deal with the unknown. Either way, I have the answers. I am a pro at college kids now. (Not true. No one is.) I’m… Continue reading 8 Tips to Living With Your College Kid For The Summer
What really truly keeps you up at night? What scares the hell out of you? What keeps you going? Lately, I’ve had trouble getting to sleep. My mind won’t shut off and I find myself staring at the clock and thinking about all the things I can’t change. Maybe it’s time to up my anxiety… Continue reading Things That Keep Me Up At Night
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
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
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
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!