College 101: College And The Empty Nest

After months (and months!) of prepping for the college board exams, writing multiple college essays, and studying for classes, your child has received the Golden Ticket – college acceptance(s).

Off to college
Not everyone gets into their first choice, but, nonetheless, you and your child breathe a sigh of relief because the waiting is over and, most of all, your kid is going to college!

Those months leading to move-in day can be exciting and overwhelming and will definitely be bringing up all kinds of emotions. If you are becoming an empty nester multiply that by 100. I found great comfort in knowing what to expect from family members and friends graciously willing to show me the ropes. Now, it’s my turn to share what I’ve learned with you. Click here or scroll below for topics.

High School:

Backpacks and College Apps and SAT’s, Oh My!

Surviving Your Child’s High School Junior Year

Applying To College

The 18 Best High School Movies


Dropping Your Child Off At College (Without Losing Your Mind)

Dorm Shopping Dos & Don’ts

 The Best College Guides For Parents And Students

Having “The Talk” Before Your Child Goes To College

Shopping For Your College Dorm Room

What To Put In A Care Package

The 20 Best College Advice Posts On The Web

Transition Tips For When Your Child Comes Home To Visit

6 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Moving A College Student Into Their First Apartment

The 15 Best College Movies To See Before You Go To College
Empty Nest:

Hurray! You’re Now An Empty Nester

Just When You Get Used To The Empty Nest, They Come Home To Visit

College Moms Who Know: The Good, The Bad, And The Laundry


Resources: Admissions, Applications, Testing, & More:

College Board
College Confidential
Forbes: Leadership/Education
Huffington Post: College
New York Times: Education
U.S. News: College Rankings, Lists, Admissions, Paying For College