A Mom’s Best-Ever Tips for Surviving College Move-in Day

College drop-off day is around the corner.

The first time I went through “College D-Day,” it was one of the hardest, most dreaded days of parenthood I’d ever experienced.

The memory of that day is still seared into my mama-brain, along with some unexpected painful moments I wish I’d been able to prepare for in advance.

And now that I have another child packing up his room to leave for his freshmen year of college (College D-Day is Aug 24th!) I’m rehashing what I learned the first time around in order to handle the day with a bit more grace. (I hope) ….

A Mom’s 10 Best-Ever Tips for Surviving College Move-in Day

College drop-off day is around the corner.

The first time I went through “College D-Day,” it was one of the hardest, most dreaded days of parenthood I’d ever experienced.

The memory of that day is still seared into my mama-brain, along with some unexpected painful moments I wish I’d been able to prepare for in advance.

And now that I have another child packing up his room to leave for his freshmen year of college (College D-Day is Aug 24th!) I’m rehashing what I learned the first time around in order to handle the day with a bit more grace. (I hope) ….

WHY? Musings from a Mom of College Kids Home for the Summer

When my daughter and two sons were little I had a running list of “WHY” questions in my head that looped on auto repeat during those years. WHY does something in our house always stink like cheese? WHY can’t I pee alone? WHY has it become a household norm for our toddlers to be naked […]

12 Signs Your Kid is Leaving For College and You’re Totally Losing It

Judging by the store displays spilling into the aisles, back to school season is upon us. And if you’re a parent with a soon-to-be college freshman, this back to school season may just be your most intense one yet. For example, the school supply list just became the dorm supply list. The other kids in […]

Embracing the “Last Time Moments” of Parenthood

[This article by Kami Gilmour was originally published in August 2015 on soulfeed.com. It’s now an excerpt from a chapter in her new best-selling devotional book, Release My Grip, Hope for a Parent’s Heart as Kids Leave the Nest and Learn to Fly (available in bookstores near you and at Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com.)  There are many precious “last […]