35 Things You Still Call Your Mom For, Even In College

35 Things You Still Call Your Mom For, Even Though You Live On Your Own Now

Wait, that's how you be a successful adult?

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If you're anything like me, you can vouch for the fact that you've lived away from home for a few years now, and still call your mom every five minutes because you need help with something.

It's starting to worry me now that I'm never gonna grow out of that "needing mom phase," (not that my mom is complaining about my four phone calls a day). With that, it's easy to need your mom (or any type of parent for that matter) for anything. These are roughly the things I've kept track of over the past couple months specifically that I just needed to call my mom for.

1. "What temperature do I cook a chicken breast at?"

2. "Can I wash my white shirt and jeans together?"

3. "How do I defrost frozen soup?"

4. "How much rice do I cook for one person?"

5. "How's the dog?"

6. "Do I have enough money to get pizza tonight?"

7. "What's the weather like at home?"

8. "Can I come home this weekend?"

9. "What do I season the chicken with?"

10. "Can you come to visit me this weekend?"

11. "What can I use to substitute vegetable oil if I don't have that?"

12. "My eye is pink, should I make a doctors appointment?"

13. "Actually, can you call the doctor's office for me, please?"

14. "Do you think I should catch the earlier bus today?"

15. "Do you know what time the bus comes today? Can you look?"

16. "Should I wear my brown boots or black boots?"

17. "I have a headache, I think I'm dying, do you have any last words?"

18. "Can you send me a picture of my dog?"

19. "Wait, what's the kind of laundry soap you use at home?"

20. "Well, what kind of kleenex do I buy?"

21. "What temperature do I wash towels on?"

22. "Do you think I should cut my hair? Or give myself bangs?"

23. "Wait, when is Grammy's birthday?"

24. "Did you watch the new Greys Anatomy episode?!?"

25. "Do you want to go to Disneyland this summer?"

26. "Should I walk or take the bus?"

27. "Should I buy apples and grapes? Or oranges?"

28. "I lost my gloves, can you mail me another pair?"

29. "Can I get a cat?"

30. "What can I make for dinner that takes five minutes?"

31. "Can I have the Netflix password?"

32. "Should I put the home address or my apartment address?"

33. "Is it supposed to snow tomorrow?"

34. "Should I get another Starbucks today?"

35. "Did you know that I really, really miss living at home sometimes?"

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I'm not one to easily admit that I need my help or need my mom sometimes, but I think after this it comes off as obvious.

I very much strive myself as being independent and doing things all on my own. From this list, someone could think wow she's really not capable of taking care of herself at all is she? But it's more so, I'm learning what it's like to grow up and be an adult and sometimes I need the help from my mom!

Yeah, you can probably look all of this up online or ask a friend, but why not use a silly question as an excuse to call your mom anyways? Not to say I need an excuse, but maybe someone else does.

For everything, thank you, mom! Oh, and one more question, did you like my article?

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To The Nursing Major During The Hardest Week Of The Year

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

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To the Nursing Major During Finals Week,

I know you're tired, I know you're stressed, and I know you feel like you can't go on. I know that no part of this seems fair, and I know you are by far the biggest critic of yourself. I know that you've thought about giving up. I know that you feel alone. I know that you wonder why in the world you chose one of the hardest college majors, especially on the days it leaves you feeling empty and broken.

But, I also know that you love nursing school. I know your eyes light up when you're with patients, and I know your heart races when you think of graduation. I know that you love the people that you're in school with, like truly, we're-all-in-this-together, family type of love. I know that you look at the older nurses with admiration, just hoping and praying that you will remain that calm and composed one day. I know that every time someone asks what your college major is that you beam with pride as you tell them it's nursing, and I know that your heart skips a beat knowing that you are making a difference.

I know that no grade can possibly prove what kind of nurse you will be. I know that no assignment will showcase your compassion. I know that a failed class doesn't mean you aren't meant to do this. I know that a 'C' on a test that you studied so. dang. hard. for does not mean that you are not intelligent. I know that no amount of bad days will ever take away the empathy inside of you that makes you an exceptional nurse.

I know that nursing school isn't fair. I know you wish it was easier. I know that some days you can't remember why it's worth it. I know you want to go out and have fun. I know that staying up until 1:00 A.M. doing paperwork, only to have to be up and at clinicals before the sun rises is not fair. I know that studying this much only to be failing the class is hard. I know you wish your friends and family understood. I know that this is difficult.

Nursing school isn't glamorous, with the white lab coat and stethoscope. Nursing school is crying, randomly and a lot. Nursing school is exhaustion. Nursing school is drinking so much coffee that you lose track. Nursing school is being so stressed that you can't eat. Nursing school is four cumulative finals jam-packed into one week that is enough to make you go insane.

But, nursing school is worth it. I know that when these assignments are turned in and finals are over, that you will find the motivation to keep going. I know that one good day of making a difference in a patient's life is worth a hundred bad days of nursing school.

Keep hanging in there, nursing majors. It'll all be worth it— this I know, for sure.

So, if you have a nursing major in your life, hug them and tell them that you're proud of them. Nursing school is tough, nursing school is scary, and nursing school is overwhelming; but a simple 'thank-you' from someone we love is all we need to keep going.

Sincerely,

A third-year nursing student who knows

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My Mom Is The Reason I Know So Much About Baseball

So no, men are not the only ones who can teach their children about sports.

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For as long as I can remember, I have heard my mom talk about her love for baseball, specifically the Los Angeles Dodgers. Growing up, I always thought her love for the game was a little much, but in June 2016, I understood why she loved the game so much.

One of the most common stereotypes you come across is that men know sports, and women do not. But my mom and I can confidently say that is a misconception. Growing up, I was a little bit of the odd sibling, in that I did not want to perform. My dad has always been the entertainer. He loves to entertain people despite the fact that he is a doctor, but I guess that is entertaining people on some level. Both my sister and brother got their collegiate degrees within entertainment, but me, on the other hand, wanted to be away from the spotlight. So, I am happy my mom's love for the Dodgers rubbed off on me right before I headed off to college.

For the past three years, I have followed every pitch, every at-bat, and every catch done by the Dodgers. A little extra, right? Wrong. I saw a saying the other day that said, "Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated." So, I am just dedicated to the Dodgers. Since the Dodgers are on the west coast, and I am on the east coast, their games can go until 2:00 a.m. my time. And yes, it is not out of the ordinary for me and my mom to stay up that late, especially if it is a good game.

Being a woman who is planning to pursue a career in within sports medicine, it can be intimidating. I mean look at the MLB, do you see an equal amount of women to men that are a part of the medical staff? The answer is no. But that does not mean that women are not capable of being part of the staff.

Fun fact: The first female head athletic trainer in the MLB was Sue Falsone, and she was hired by the Dodgers. I got to sit down with the Dodgers' head athletic trainer over spring break to ask him some question about the career. Not only was he more than willing to show me around the training facility, but made sure to let me know that women are making their way into the industry and that it is not impossible. I even got a peek at one of the players and kept my cool, so now I know I am ready for this career.

The moral of the story is women can know just as much, if not more, about sports than men. And if you disagree, you are probably a man.

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