Category Archives: College Dorm Room

Some Thoughts as My Life as a College Parent Winds Down

I only have a year left to refer to myself as the mom of a college student.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The youngest of my two kids is entering his senior year of college. Come next August, I won’t be … Continue reading

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Another Look at Packing for Freshman Year

All the items you’ll need to help your freshman get started on a successful first year. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Last summer I wrote about how to help your new college student pack for her first year on campus. Because of … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts for the Summer Before Freshman Year

Some advice for parents on how to survive these anxiety-ridden months. by Anne Vaccaro Brady No matter how excited or laid back your teenager seems about heading to college in the fall, a level of anxiety is sitting below the surface. You’re probably … Continue reading

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Packing for Freshman Year, Part 3

Current college students and recent grads weigh in. by Anne Vaccaro Brady My daughter’s heading into her junior year of college, so I asked her and her friends, plus other college students and some recent grads, what advice they’d give … Continue reading

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Packing for Freshman Year, Part 2

Experienced parents share their best suggestions. by Anne Vaccaro Brady I conducted an unscientific survey of a bunch of friends, basically whoever is in my email address book and had sent a kid to college. I asked their thoughts on … Continue reading

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Time to Start Packing for Freshman Year

Here are a few items not often at the top of the list. by Anne Vaccaro Brady For some of you, your freshman may be leaving for college in less than a month. I’m not trying to freak you out, just letting … Continue reading

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