College applications…does it feel like sprinting to the finish line? How we handle this stressful period can stretch our parenting skills to the limit. I’m almost at the finish line with my high school senior and here are some thoughts. As moms we have a choice in the application process. A) We can hover over our kids and micromanage each step to ensure they check the right boxes, proofread their essays, and make sure they list working for a family member in their resume.