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Summer Before College

About Summer Before College

I’m Rachel and I sent my oldest off to her freshman year at THE Ohio State University in August 2018. I found the whole “summer before college” last year to be totally draining and stressful. There are lots of resources aimed at the students but what was missing was information preparing college parents for the freshman year. 

In addition to dreading my daughter leaving home I was constantly worried about getting everything done in time, making sure we weren’t missing anything, and just about every other facet of college move-in prep you could imagine.

Now, with that first year in the rear view mirror, I want to help other parents (let’s face it, mostly moms) have a better “summer before college” through knowledge, practical advice, and a supportive community.

You will absolutely find epic checklists and packing essentials but you will also get advice about:

  • Letting go of your college freshman
  • Recognizing and working through the emotions of the summer before college
  • Lessons learned from real-life college parents
  • Setting up your child for success

Welcome - I am so excited to have you here!

Summer Before College
Graduation Day 2018

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