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12 Ways College Prepared Us for Motherhood

By Lori Garcia |

You think college: good times, stupid decisions, maybe a little learning. And then you think, “Hey, that kinda sounds like parenting!” Damn straight it does.

College is more than just beer bongs, cramming for finals and hazing; it’s like boot camp for parenting!

Check out how college prepared us for the magical and maniacal world of motherhood:

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How college prepared us for parenting

Good Old Parental Concern

Remember how the life choices you made in college made your parents' heads explode? From your belly piercing to your spring break tattoo to your infamous cameo on "Girls Gone Wild", you had your parents begging you for mercy. While things have calmed down in the party department, today the way you discipline (or don't discipline) your children has your parents concerned.

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What did I miss? How else has college prepared us for motherhood?

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Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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19 thoughts on “12 Ways College Prepared Us for Motherhood

  1. Gossip Mon says:

    And dealing with girls crying over what to wear. (I have a tween)

  2. Kadie says:

    I’m going to have to say that functioning on no sleep whatsoever also helped. In fact, I don’t think I’ve slept since high school. *sigh*

  3. JamieAnne says:

    You’re so right (and funny to)!!!

  4. Sili says:

    Stopping by from Mommyfriend! ;-)

  5. Amy says:

    The sleepless nights! Although they were much more fun in college.

  6. Heather says:

    although i didn’t attend college – this is all spot on!

  7. Tammy Cedar says:

    super funny, and super true.

  8. Ms.T says:

    love the references, very funny

  9. Keri says:

    broke ass broke! and the caffeine addiction- RIGHT ON!

  10. Sylvia says:

    Glad to hear that degree with come in handy. I’m also learning that mommyhood involves getting used to a constant state of fatigue…sigh…I may never sleep 8 uninterrupted hours ever again!

  11. Sylvia says:

    *will (not with)

  12. Lisa says:

    LOL to the lack of sleep comment. I swear, though, my body was made for it at 20 and not so much at 30. As my now-pregnant best friend says “What ever happened to good old fashioned teen pregnancy? I’m too old for this!!!”

  13. hillary says:

    Pretty expensive parenting training! I don’t even have kids yet and I’m still paying off my student loans :(

  14. DMC says:

    Cleaning up vomit had my laughing so hard.

  15. Jessie C. says:

    Caffeine Addiction is so right!

  16. Lindsay says:

    Spot on. All of it- caffeine, vomit… HA!

  17. Kathy says:

    So glad all that money’s getting put to good use. I can teach my kids philosophy!

  18. Steve says:

    Preach it, mommyfriend!

  19. Marty Weathers says:

    Amen, Sista! Even though college seems many moons away, I can remember enough (barely) to agree with ya! ;)

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