The Parent’s Guide to Handling the College Drop-Off

I’m already starting to plan my daughter’s college drop-off in the fall. I just booked a hotel and we’re checking out flights. It’s always a…

The Minimalist’s Guide to Buying for College

A year ago, I was the living embodiment of the mom in this Onion article, standing in the middle of Bed, Bath and Beyond insisting…

How to Welcome Your Freshman Home from College So You Don’t Drive Each Other …

I’m writing this in a Brooklyn AirBnb rental, surrounded by suitcases and tote bags, as I prepare to escort my rising college sophomore home for…

You Can Have a Pinterest-Worthy Second Wedding Even if You’re an Older Bride

I just got back from Key West celebrating my second anniversary. I still feel like a newlywed, albeit an inappropriately old newlywed, as I like…

How To Prepare Yourself for College Drop-off

Are you in the final stages of the college drop-off countdown? That was me two years when I first wrote this post about how to…

How We’re Packing for College

Perhaps you’ve already suspected due to the erratic timing of recent blog posts here at Midlife Rambler, but I’m confirming here today that it’s true:…

Why I’m Replacing My Daughter with a Tiny Annoying Dog

When my daughter Charlotte was eight, every time I went down the stairs at our house she would follow behind me, clutching my waist and…

How Much Should You Share About Your Difficult Relationship with Your Teen?

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I get mad at my kids. I’ll tell you another secret too. There have been times, particularly when my…

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