iOS app Android app

Going Away to College

The Gift of Farewell

Stan Duncan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Stan Duncan

It's an adventure and it's exciting, but it's also poignant and just a little bit scary. Sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn't, but if you could measure the level of emotion in the air for these days, it would be deep into the red zone.

Empty Nesting Season: Letting Go a Little at a Time

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When I looked at those parents and children, I heard the anguish in my friend's heart. The joy and pride of one moment. The emptiness and confusion of another. My own tears as I watched my son drive away.

10 Things to Pack When You Go to College

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Whether you are heading off to college this fall as a freshman or as a returning student, it is critical that you think about your preparation -- not just in the practical matters of packing to outfit your residence hall room -- but also in preparing your mindset so you can truly get the most out of college.

Getting Ready to Go Off to College When You Have a Chronic Disease Like Type I Diabetes

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

I happen to know something about this because my daughter, Marejka, was diagnosed with type I diabetes five months before she left home to attend Stanford University. Needless to say, that was a challenging time for both my daughter and our family.

My Cautionary Tale For Incoming College Freshmen

Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 10.15.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

No one will burst into your room without knocking and no one will get angry with you for talking back. No one will set you a curfew and no one will do your laundry. No one will cook for you or provide you with cash whenever you need it. For the first time, you are alone.

To The Moon and Back

Michelle Chiklis | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Michelle Chiklis

Last night, when I pulled into my driveway, I saw the most incredible thing. Normally I wouldn't have believed it, but for days I had been waiting for this exciting moment, so I knew that it had to be real. In front of my own eyes, there it was: Autumn's car.

Trying to Imagine the Boy’s Flight

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Sarah Buttenwieser

Much as I felt I mastered the camp experience this summer, I revert to terror when I think about college.

Personalizing A Party, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Colin Cowie, event and lifestyle expert, shared advice on how to make parties more personalized when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. And if you...

How to Make Your New College Town Your Home

Uloop | Posted 11.22.2011 | College

Just as meeting people on campus will make you more comfortable at school, so will your getting acquainted with the surrounding area help you settle in for the next four years.

My Daughter and I Set Sail

Lisa Solod | Posted 10.24.2011 | Parents
Lisa Solod

My daughter will be fine, I tell myself. She will be fine, she tells herself. And yet the ache of longing for both of us makes us, if only for a moment, wish to stay put in our safe harbor, to stand fast in the life we have made.