I could do an emergency preparedness post. As a matter of fact, I have one almost done. It is just not what I want, though. I want to talk about the area that I did not think about and spent a good deal of time worrying over as Sandy approached. I have children, six adult… Continue reading College Students, Parents and Weather Disasters
Change floats in the air like the pollen this time of year. The spring musical just wrapped up at our local high school – my youngest’s last high school Drama Club production. I am excited for him to start a new part of his life. I am excited to start a new part of my… Continue reading Ch-Ch-Changes
My youngest is about to start his senior year in high school. He has known for some time where he really wants to go to college, but, as with the other kids, I am making him look at multiple colleges. There is no guarantee that his first choice will want him. He has been… Continue reading College Visit
I always have AIM open when I am working at my computer. You may ask yourself why. That is my means of communicating with my college-aged children. Yes, I am friends with them on Facebook but true conversation usually takes place via phone call or AIM. My little story starts last week when good, ole… Continue reading College Communications
Unlike many of my friends, I do get communication from my college freshman frequently. This is not necessarily the case with some of my other college-aged children but the 19 year old pops up in my IM or on Facebook to tell me what is going on at SUNY-Oneonta frequently. This story all starts… Continue reading The College Call
I was taken with the need to read this book the first time I glanced at a review of it in “More” magazine’s March or April issue. Then, strangely enough, a friend recommended this book to me in June. I went back to the original review – yes, I keep tear outs from magazines when I… Continue reading Admission – Book Review
I know, you are thinking I must be drinking early in the day. Who has ever heard of an email alarm clock? I turn my computer off every night and, well, how would that work? No, that is not quite the method I am looking at today. I open my email first thing every morning… Continue reading The Email Alarm Clock
… cell phones, text messaging and the internet? My most recent “disaster” occurred the is morning. My 21 year old son is working at an internship in Wheatfield and living on campus at the University at Buffalo for the summer. He has made arrangements with his twin sister, who is living and working at Niagara… Continue reading What did we do before ….
I am on a roll today. Yesterday, work was really busy and left me little time to type. Due to that, I saw a lot of news/articles but do not put my opinion down to the page. I am a huge college football fan. Many reasons for this love but suffice it to say that… Continue reading Just what the h*** is college for?
What is it about college-aged kids? I realize that they are similar to what we use to call pre-teens. They are adults. Most are on their own in some small way, but they are still children. My freshman daughter announced last Sunday, while watching her team play in a wild card game, that she was… Continue reading What is it about college-aged kids?