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Sending Kids to College

Whatever Happened to Carpe Diem?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger From coast to coast, the following is happening in homes across the country: Parents are walking...

We Went to IKEA

Jan Folkertsma Schichtel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Chicago
Jan Folkertsma Schichtel

I had come to IKEA expecting to have a European experience. It was, instead, an affirmation of so much of what we take for granted as Americans: low prices, lots of choices, and mindless indulgence in the face of potential safety hazards.

Lisa Belkin

Losing My Parenting Superpowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

My parenting superpower -- c’mon, we all have them -- is finding things. It began as a sixth sense for one particular thing -- Puff, the stuffed...

The Almost-Empty Nest

Susan Winston | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Susan Winston

I think -- no, I know -- we are trying to hold onto her just a little bit more as she is the last. The quiet will be complete and overwhelming. There will be no messy rooms to whine and threaten about.

Sending a Kid Into the World

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I kept my mouth shut at the college -- there are rituals to these things and dad-confessions are not among them -- but I wanted to say sorry to her more than simply goodbye.

After Two 'Practice' Kids, I'm Hoping Third Time's a Charm

Jim Higley | Posted 05.09.2013 | Parents
Jim Higley

Not that I made terrible mistakes with child one or two. I hope not. But they certainly were burdened with my trial-and-error years. And some occasional misplaced focus. What they didn't get -- for sure -- was a father who realized how quickly the parenting merry-go-round comes to an end.

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.

Bye Bye Baby -- Seeing a Child Off to College

Mindy Utay | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Mindy Utay

Starting next month, approximately six million young adults will be heading off to their freshman year at college. To look at it another way, about six million American mothers will be in some stage of meltdown.

Early College Application Deadlines, And A Snowstorm: A Play In Many Media

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Tell me how the first wave of college scrambling went at your house. Were you too involved? Or maybe your child didn't scramble at all?

Sending Your Daughter to College: Modeling a Life Less Ordinary

Julie Gray | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women
Julie Gray

I used to say that there are two pillars of parenthood you couldn't imagine until you've had a child: guilt and worry. But there's a third pillar that most parents would never admit to: jealousy.

Lucky to Be Sad

Rick Roth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Roth

Next week, our young Rob graduates from Mamaroneck High School. We will be sad. But we know how lucky we are to feel the way we do.