All Blog Posts Tagged 'college' (38)

When mom and dad are your roommates

I have returned to my Mother's nest twice in my life. The first time was right after college, when I stayed there for three months to search for my first job. The second time was when job situations caused me to live apart from my husband and I was pregnant and no one wanted me living on my own. I was fortunate that both times my Mom and Step-Dad were there to take me in and take care of me.…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 19, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments


I’ve been fortunate enough that my husband’s profession has provided me with the opportunity to stay home off and on over the years. Like many of you, I reached a point where I had to decide if it was worth it to go back to work (and by “reached a point” I mean every time I got pregnant).


Added by Lauren S on October 7, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

What's better: The ACT or SAT?

Think back to a memorable Saturday morning: You wake up early, somewhat refreshed from a dodgy night's sleep. You eat a decent breakfast, despite the fact that your stomach is roiling, and then you head off to school to take your SATs. Because there is nothing better than to spend four hours of your Saturday taking a test that you believe will decide your entire future.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 9, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Paying for your future philosophy major

In college I had a roommate that was a history major. I have nothing against history. History is important; we learn from our past; it's good to remember where you've come from. However, her goal in life was to get a job working within airport administration. If you are wondering how a degree in history relates to that goal, then you are not alone.…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 28, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Please Brand Me Now!!!


Argh.  Sooo challenging...and so permanent.  It needs to be just right.

Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.  But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?

You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field?  Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Footing the bill for college

A decade from now when my son does an Internet search on me and comes across this blog, I want him to read this post in which I state the following:

I love you, and I am not footing your entire college bill.…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 29, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Falling in love 101

When my son sees two people kissing, he often says, "Those two people are kissing and then they will go and get married." Evidently my sex talks with him have paid off. (Just kidding.) When I ask him about the leap from kissing to married, he shows me the various wedding pictures of my husband and I kissing right before we tied the…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 22, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week


** The noise in my house is often so LOUD that I could walk out and nobody would even notice.

** It would be AWESOME to still get care packages every now and then like we did in college.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let's learn something: How to ground ourselves

My Dearest Son,

You are not even four-years-old yet, but already you've learned so many things: How to walk, talk, use the bathroom, sing, play with friends, make…


Added by Lauren Markman on November 15, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings.  Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…


Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Road Trip!

It was a simple quest.

Andrew and I were going to take a relatively quick 5 1/2 hour road trip to the Capital District so we could get India from college for the summer. 

But someone had decided her van wouldn't make the 30° grade of the Driveway From Hell over the winter and parked it. Not in the barn on the hill, where it would be protected. Nooo.  I parked her in the driveway and let her sit - under 3 feet of snow…


Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

This is one fear I don't think I'll ever conquer


That's what time it is right now and I'm as close to wide awake as I can get with less than an hour and a half of sleep. 

I love the weather.


Love it!  Walking in it. Sitting on a porch watching it. The scent of it. Everything about it!


As long as I don't have to go…

Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on January 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Need Money for Your Kid's College Fund?

Have you checked the news lately? The cost of attending college is on the rise yet again, thus further increasing the gap between the have and have-nots. Savvy parents know how to take advantage of every…

Added by Bishonna Colbert on July 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

2012 College Graduates Are Moving Back Home


This year over 1.75 million college students walked across the stage to pick up their diplomas. Seniors everywhere were excited to graduate as parents were thinking about words of wisdom to impart. With the scarcity of jobs and school loans due, it’s going to be harder than ever for these kidults to engage in adult roles.…


Added by Sandwiched Boomers on July 1, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Scholarship Interview

My girl attended another interview in Penang, this time it is from JPA for engineering courses overseas. This will be the last she had to attend.... after that, no more, she doesn't want to go anymore... me too... I am also tired.. The direction to Kepala Batas.. our ex PM constituency...

Added by Reanaclaire on May 10, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

College Planning- The Prerequisite Course

Every job has its parts that we could live without.  For me, there is a significantly large part of my job that I am not a fan of. I mean, I really, really don’t care for it. College counseling.  Its not for me and is by far, my biggest pet peeve.  Which is unfortunate, because it takes up a large chunk of my time I feel would be better spent doing other things.

Let me begin with an…


Added by Lynn Reilly on March 4, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (…


Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Finding Your Happy Place

So, today I'm beaming. Someone has nominated The Inklings of Life for the eCollegeFinder Top Parenting Blog award. This honor actually comes at an amazing time in my life, because I've been thinking of going back to college in the spring to pursue a paralegal degree. Funny how life works sometimes.

In my acceptance email, they asked me for a few words of advice for their student parents. Considering I've been giving thought myself to…


Added by Morgan M on November 16, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Sanitary Faux Pas


In the spirit of sharing embarrassing moments, I thought I'd relive another little doozy with y'all. Cause, really, what good is a humiliating memory if you can't share it with others?  This one, however, was TRULY mortifying because it took place during a time in my life when I hadn't yet learned to laugh at myself.


This went down eons ago when I…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 27, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Maria's Random Rants - The Problem With Desire

It’s a hard thing to want something, and I mean really want something, with all of your heart, and every bit of your being. So much so you can barely contain the elation in your voice when you talk about it, nor the flutter in your belly attesting to both extremes of excitement and apprehension. You find yourself struggling to keep the knot in your throat from rising just thinking about it, dreaming on it.

Yup, desire can do that to you.

Twenty years  of…


Added by Maria-Theresa Servillon Sigua on October 10, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments

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