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Managing Empty-Nester Stress

Young adult kids leaving the nest: what is usually a great adventure for the young person is often a source of stress and grief for a parent. Moms, who are often the primary child caregiver, commonly …

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5 Tips for Fun Single-Living

Are you single, like me, and find yourself feeling extra lonely on holidays as you drive by parks filled with families and friends gathering for picnics and barbecues? Do you plan the longer vacations…

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Boomerang Kids

After my son graduated, someone said, “Now I feel sorry for you. Your empty nest will soon be filled to the brim.” I honestly did not know what he was talking about. At the time, it seemed like a rude…

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The Big Good Bye: With Kids Off to College an Empty Nest Awaits

Many of you, those of you whom this post is intended for, will be crying when you read this. This is not because I am about to dazzle you with the sort of pathos and sentimentality that would elicit t…

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Emotional Roots Part 2: Rerooting the Empty Nest

Last year I wrote a post called, “Can You Go Home Again?” It was primarily about adults who moved back into their family home. There are many who move back home and find a new sense of place. “Childho…

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For Every Bird An Empty Nest: A Knitted Nest To Make

Do you keep a close watch on the bird nests that spring up around your home? I do, and when I take a bird nest watch stroll around my house, I am immediately reminded of the Emily Dickinson's poem…

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