25 Great Resources to Help You Prepare for College Drop-Off Day

Dropping your kid off at college for the first time is a big deal. It certainly was for me with all three kids. It’s such…

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…

5 Tips for Your College Student’s First Summer Break

You and your college student have both changed during the last year. Here’s how to renegotiate living together when they return for summer break so you don’t drive each other crazy.

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…

Think Twice Before You Complain About Your Teen to Your Friends

It might feel cathartic to complain about your difficult relationship with your teenager to your friends, but you can hurt your teen and further damage…