Category Archives: College Living

Thankful: Back to School Rutgers University Style

My daughter Tory is officially back at Rutgers, her beloved university. Yes, she’s gone back to school. I helped her move into an on-campus apartment that she’s sharing with three other young women, a new set of strangers that won’t … Continue reading

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My College Student: Drug Interactions and Worry

Sometimes things happen to our family that seem a little, um, out of the ordinary, but ultimately amusing. I’ve almost gotten used to those times, which must say something about me and my sense of humor. And those are mostly … Continue reading

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Storm of the Century? Waiting for Sandy

Mike and I just returned from round two of Operation ReLoSouth. I’ve been writing a blog post about the first community we visited during our southern swing; it’s called The Landings, just outside Savannah, GA. Despite trying I haven’t finished … Continue reading

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Off to College: Tory Style

Our daughter Tory is officially a college Freshman; my husband Mike and I helped her move into her dorm room at Rutgers University on Saturday afternoon and she begins classes today. Another milestone, in her life and ours, was packing … Continue reading

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Let Your College Student Know You Care: Send Cupcakes By Carousel

Some of my fave college students received gourmet cupcake care packages from Cupcakes By Carousel, a company well known in the NY/NJ/CT area for its sweet treats. Yup! The company that has received critical acclaim for its line of gourmet … Continue reading

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When College Children Visit: Here and Gone

Yes. My son Max came home for the weekend. And I had a wonderful time talking with him and catching up on his life at Big Ten College. I stayed home with him on Saturday and spent significant face time … Continue reading

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My Son Returns

Max Is Home for the Weekend My son Max returned from Big Ten College to spend the weekend at home. I haven’t seen him since we dropped him off in August so right now I’m a happy Mom, especially because … Continue reading

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Eating at College

Cooking with Max Our son Max is happily ensconced in his first apartment at Big Ten College. One of the exciting parts of moving into his apartment, he said, is the ability to cook for himself instead of eating food … Continue reading

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Sleep, or Lack Thereof

Living with College Students My son Max is now happily ensconced in his first apartment, located hard by his Big Ten College campus. He and the rest of the building’s tenants are college students, serious young men and women studying … Continue reading

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