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8 Things to Remember on the Drive Back Home After Drop-Off

We know this day is coming. We hope for it, work hard for it and yet…when it arrives, we can find ourselves wishing it away. For 18 years…

I Have Mixed Emotions About My Daughter Leaving for College

I know…I know we are all supposed to be offering odes to our college-bound children. I know, as we see the “time to move out!” pile grow taller, we…

Shopping at the Mall With Friends in the ’80s Was the Best

A week ago, I had to run to the mall for a few things, and I ended up in a department store I hadn’t been in for almost…

The Summer My Mother Taught Me One Final Lesson

Like many of you, I learned how to color as a child. My mother is the one who taught me how to hold crayons and markers in my…

What I Felt When My Son’s Not-So-Little Hand Reached for Mine

It happened on the way to Target and took me by complete surprise. I didn’t see it coming and in fact, I thought that moment had drifted just…

Nine Ways to Make Friends in College Starting Your Very First Day

With college starting soon, it can be nerve-wracking thinking about going away to school and not knowing anyone. Here are some easy ways to get to know other…

17 Favorite Boots for Teenage Girls and College Students

Winter boots are a must-have for any teenage girl who attends school in cold and snowy climates. We asked our Grown and Flown Parents community to tell us…

Mattress Topper Mania: What’s Behind Our Obsession With Dorm Bedding?

If you’ve spent any time in a Facebook group for parents of college students, you have inevitably seen — and maybe posted — questions about furniture configurations, room…

What if I Never Get To Be a Grandparent?

I got an inkling of what was beginning to swirl around in my daughter’s head several years ago when she returned home from college one summer. We were…

Tattoos and Birth Control: My Ultimate Week of Parenting Teens

Whoever said that