College prep

Back to College:The Essential Guide

Back to College: The Essential Guide   It's almost here. Almost time to make the trek to college. From dorm and textbook shopping to planning for medical care away from home, it seems that there is more to do than there is time, so we better start planning. Back... read more

Parent Survival Kit for College Drop-Off

Parent Survival Kit for College Drop-Off   You have known this day was coming for several months. You have shopped for all the dorm necessities on the College Dorm Room Check List, have them packed up (How to Move to the U), and in the front hall ready to go in... read more

How to Move to the U

How to Pack for the Move to College   It's coming! That day filled with excitement, anxiety, dread, tears, fun, and sweat – that day you finally climb in the car and drive your child to his new temporary home – a college dormitory. You've spent the... read more

College Dorm Room Checklist

College Dorm Room Checklist     Getting ready to move to college can be scary and stressful, but shopping for the dorm room shouldn't be. I have compiled a complete College Dorm Room Checklist to assist you as you navigate the aisles of the super store or... read more

What to do if your College Student has a Medical Emergency

What to do if your College Student has a Medical Emergency   It's a parent's worst nightmare. A call from your child (or worse, a call from someone else) explaining symptoms or injury requiring immediate medical attention. Preparing ahead of time and having a few... read more

How to Make the Best First Aid Kit for College

How to Make the BEST First Aid Kit for College   It's inevitable. Your college kid is going to cut their finger, have a headache, or suffer some sort of GI issue at 2 o'clock in the morning. In their previous life, they ran to the family medicine cabinet for a... read more

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Graduation Gifts for Her Girls are so much more fun to buy for than the guys! There is so much cute stuff to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down the list to only 10 items. This list of 10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Her contains fun ideas that they... read more

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys Graduation is upon us and it is time to buy gifts for the graduates in our lives. Instead of cash, why not send something unique? This list of Graduation Gifts for Him includes fun ideas that he will appreciate, love, and use. These ideas are... read more

7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year

7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year   Yikes! It’s true. I am days away from having another high school senior. It is overwhelming to think that college applications will be due this fall. There are many things to do this summer to get ready for the chaos. If you... read more

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use   I am updating this post from May 2015. My son is now a junior, but it is amazing how things have not changed that much…. These are still the graduation gifts they will actually use.   This post contains... read more

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