Category Archives: College Talk

Cool, Hip & Happening: Emoticons in Text Messages

Emoticons are little pictographs that you can insert into a text message to help describe how you’re feeling or to convey a message with more feeling than by using just words. My girlfriend Peggy started using emoticons in  text messages to me in … Continue reading

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Birthday Surprise at Fresco in Montclair, NJ

Yesterday was my birthday. My husband Mike, son Max and I went to a new-to-us restaurant called Fresco in Montclair, NJ to celebrate. It was our first visit to Fresco, but it certainly won’t be our last. The food was … Continue reading

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It’s September: A College Sophomore. A New Apartment Dweller. And Me.

Both of my young adult children were home all summer. I loved walking into the house and hearing conversations. Laughter. And the feeling of having a “full” house.  Even though both Max and Tory are on the move between jobs, … 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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Tailgating: Bringing Families Together

   Last Saturday dawned bright and not so freezing. My husband Mike and I teamed up with long-time friends John and Renita for a morning tailgate party prior to the Rutgers University v Army football game at noon in New … Continue reading

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Surprise! Visit from My College Freshman

My daughter Tory drove home from college for a visit. Well, sort of. She said she came home to do her laundry – 3 little piles of it. She emptied her laundry bag on the basement floor, quickly separated lights … 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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Rutgers University Grease Trucks

Today I had the pleasure of taking my daughter Tory to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for a tour of the five (count’em) campuses. Tory loved the feel of the five different environments and will be applying. It’s a … Continue reading

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Friends with an Empty Nest; And We’re Next

My friends Karen and Dennis are officially empty nest parents; their youngest, Erin, left for college in August. I see Dennis fairly regularly around town and we talk, but I haven’t seen Karen since Erin left for college. When I … Continue reading

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Softball: On the Road Again

Tomorrow morning my daughter Tory’s 18U Gold softball team begins its “weekend” of showcase play in Newtown, PA, a place they are familiar with. These will be what I call back-and-forth days, meaning that I get up before dawn cracks, … Continue reading

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