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Kids Off to College

A Hundred Pairs of Socks

Srilatha Rajagopal | Posted 04.18.2016 | College
Srilatha Rajagopal

The winter of 2008, we got the letter that my daughter, my first born, was accepted into the University of Michigan, three and a half hours away from ...

A Parent's Mixed Emotions On Graduation Day

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 05.29.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Graduation day was huge this time around. I know my son will be fine -- he'll be great. His high school graduation is just the beginning of some amazing times to come. For me, it's the start of a very different time in my life.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Why Back-To-School Time Makes Me Feel Nostalgic

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

This will be the first in 25 years that none of my kids are going 'back to school.' They're all out of college now, have jobs, and though one is thinking of going on for some further training, it hasn't happened yet.

Dropping My Son Off at College, Losing My Car and Finding My Way

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

In many ways I see it as a grieving process, releasing not only the daily contact with my son, but with a part of my identity that is being transformed into something new.