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25 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Go Dorm Room Shopping

Don't get out that credit card yet! Make sure you know the answers to these questions before you start shopping for your college dorm room. This handy printable checklist will help you spend wisely without wasting money on things you don't need. I’ve already started seeing the college shopping lists pop up in...

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.

10 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your College Student Home for the Holidays

We look forward to our college students coming home for the holidays for months so we can finally spend some quality time, only to have them kiss our cheek and ask for the car keys as soon as they walk in the door. It’s normal for your college students and young adult children to want to spend...

The Parent’s Survival Guide to College Drop-Off Day

College Drop-Off Day can be stressful for both parents and college students. If this is your first child going off to college, you may feel tense and worried that you will never have this day with your child ever again. It may feel as if their childhood is ending forever and, after 18 years, it can...

Valentine’s Care Package for Your College Student: Homemade Candy Hearts with Mom Sayings

You guys, this is how sure I am that none of my kids read my blog: I’m sharing today the Valentine’s treat I’ll be sending them in a week or so with full confidence that publishing what I plan to do on the Internet will in no way spoil their surprise. It’s ok they don’t read Midlife Rambler, of course. It’s...