Audrey Oaks Reads Everything (@audreyoaksreadseverything)
👩🏻🎓At the ripe age of 18 and 3 months, I headed off to the big city to go to college. My brother was already a junior at the same school, so I packed a huge suitcase and a couple boxes and got a ride with him. He dropped me off. My roommate came later and I believe her boyfriend gave her a ride. Nothing in our dorm room matched, so a few weeks later we caught a ride to Kmart and bought matching bedspreads. We were set. My mom called on Sunday nights when the long distance rates were lower. I was very homesick. But long story short, it all worked out just fine.
👩🏻🎓Fast forward to when my daughters went off to college and I swear there were more parents than kids around!! What’s the right balance?
👩🏻🎓Miserable Mom, The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College by Sharon L. Brecher is a great resource for mom’s of the 2022 graduate. Humor, personal experience, and cute illustrations make this a fun guide and a great gift! A couple of my favorite Do’s and Don’ts include:
Do- Make yourself available to connect even at inopportune times. Don’t- Forget it’s ok to unplug every now and then.
Do- Stay young by staying fit. Use your new found time for you!
Don’t- Race your child to put on her freshman 15 because you miss her!
👩🏻🎓This book brought back many memories from taking my girls to college and how friends can be a great emotional support. Brecher and I have a lot in common!