Open When Letters

Have you given or received Open When Letters?

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These take some time to make but are completely worth it. Google Open When Letters for a ton of ideas on how to use them. They make fantastic going away presents.

These were part of my daughter’s going away gift for college.

OpenWhenLetters
Need a gift for a high school graduate? These are great.

#ThingsTotallyWorthDoing 🙂

 

Moments to Treasure

Thoughts running around my head after a couple of days in my daughter’s soon-to-be college home.

MomentsToTreasureThoughts running around my head after a couple of days in my daughter’s soon-to-be college home.

Moments to Treasure

  • Independence in Your Teenager. As frustrating as it can be when you are within the same walls, it is this same independence that will provide you comfort that they will be able to handle themselves when you are not around.
  • Future Activities. You discover an Escape Room. Your teen immediately begins to formulate a trip there with her future dorm friends. By the time you leave town, three new friends have said, “I’m in.”
  • When your child says, “Yay, a fair trade shop.
  • Enjoying the trip home with your teenager who will be staying behind next time you make this trip.
  • The Time between now and move-in day: a turtle’s pace for your teenager and at the speed of light for you.

 

To the parents sending their kids to college.

Yeah, this is where I am. I could write a post but my friend, Jen, says it all too well. I just looked it up to re-read. Thank you, friend. 🙂

I’ve never really understood the whole bird metaphor when it comes to kids leaving the house, but it’s all over the place this time of year. Especially on social media, we can’t seem to escape all the lovely, soft focus pictures of perfect little empty bird’s nests, overlaid with sweet sayings in curly font. The […]

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