College "Moms" Service Provider

Anonymous
Looking for a local mom or sitter in the area to check in on my kid periodically, home cooked goodies for exams, bring medicine when sick etc.
Where can I find something like MindyKNOWS for Cornell?
https://mindyknows.com/

Should I post on a local site?

Cost is not an issue. Happy to pay a monthly fee.

Btw, I think this is a huge business opportunity....
Anonymous
Yes this is a thing. Its everywhere.
You might hear about someone by word of mouth from others.
MindyKNOWS is getting famous though and probably looking to franchise further. Ask her to spread to Ithaca??

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/02/28/concierge-mom-parenting-college-students/72749104007/

https://www.marketplace.org/2023/10/12/mom-concierge-services-are-springing-up-on-college-campuses/
Anonymous
The Cornell parents/family Facebook group might have some leads.
Anonymous
OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.
Anonymous
This is a big thing at Wash U
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.


This. I'm a very nurturing mom, but a "moms" service provider...for college kids?! Sounds like an SNL skit!
Anonymous
Tulane has a lady that does this.
People love her and pass her name around. You pay her a monthly fee. She cooks/checks in, buys groceries, drives them to target/WF and airport. Also to sports or dr appts.
Anonymous
Um, what?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.


This. I'm a very nurturing mom, but a "moms" service provider...for college kids?! Sounds like an SNL skit!


Exactly. I do most everything but at some point, cut the cord.

Send your kid with enough medicine or have it delivered. You can mail food.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.


This. I'm a very nurturing mom, but a "moms" service provider...for college kids?! Sounds like an SNL skit!


Exactly. I do most everything but at some point, cut the cord.

Send your kid with enough medicine or have it delivered. You can mail food.


Eh. Its probably just for the first year/adjustment. Its not like you are doing this when they are 25.....its fine as a transition.

I hated being on my own with absolutely zero support when I was 18. Cried/miserable/lonely and sick. Don't wish that on my kids. But yes, slowly transition away from the hovering.
Anonymous
oh god the poor future wives
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.


+1. This is ridiculous!!
Anonymous
There is a mom of a USNA kid who does this.
Anonymous
I read through this. The only help I thought was needed was for the hospitalized child. If my child were hospitalized, I'd try to be in town.

If you text your child, you can help them with small things over the Internet.

It didn't surprise me to see that Penn State was on the list of places where this was available. Penn State was full of sheltered suburbanites when I went there for a year. The kind of people who have trouble taking a city bus.

Amazon prime brings everything. I hurt my ear at 10 p.m. at night. I thought about taking my neurotic self to a GP the next day. Instead I ordered a digital otoscope that connects to my phone. It arrived at 10 AM the next day. Likely sooner than I could have seen GP. All fine.
Gift packages are equally available on the internet. Although I'm not sure if delivery to dorm is efficient.

Be sure your kid wants this help.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:OMG! You all are raising a generation of snowflakes.


This. I'm a very nurturing mom, but a "moms" service provider...for college kids?! Sounds like an SNL skit!


Exactly. I do most everything but at some point, cut the cord.

Send your kid with enough medicine or have it delivered. You can mail food.


Eh. Its probably just for the first year/adjustment. Its not like you are doing this when they are 25.....its fine as a transition.

I hated being on my own with absolutely zero support when I was 18. Cried/miserable/lonely and sick. Don't wish that on my kids. But yes, slowly transition away from the hovering.


As a parent, if your kid is sick, you go out there and take care of them. I am very much a hovering parent but no way I'd pay someone as its my job.
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