The Excitement Builds…

Taking a little break from the blog to get our youngest son all packed and ready to move.  Barring any problems with his application, he will be moving out this weekend and we are all excited!  Dale and I reclaim our empty nest and our son gets his first taste of real adult independence.  A […]

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Letting Go Is The Hardest Thing…

I love this quote by the wise and wonderful Erma Bombeck: “When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they’re not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They’re upset […]

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Find Something To Look Forward To

By the end of my kid’s high school and college careers, Dale and I had burned out.  We wanted nothing more than to stay home and relax and not have to go to another event, meeting or fundraiser.  We were always pleased that our kids were involved in so many activities.  It kept them busy […]

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Find the Humor in the Situation

Recently I found a delightful article in The Guardian that really found the humor in the empty nest.  Dale and I always try to find the humor in everything in our lives.  Laughter is, after all, the best medicine, and it will definitely be necessary to cure empty nest syndrome.  Below are excerpts from the […]

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Kids Flown the Coop? Get a New Best Friend!

Is the house feeling a bit empty now that the last of the kids has flown the coop?  Are you looking for something to fill that space?  Maybe it’s time to find a new best friend.  Although my husband, Dale, has always been my best friend, my heart had room for more and about 3 […]

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Surviving the Empty Nest, It’s Not As Bad As You Think!

According to CIGNA HealthCare, family life cycles have five stages: Independence from your parents Settling down with a partner Becoming a parent to your own children Launching your adult children into their own independence stage Your retirement years Dale and I have reached number 4 and are quickly moving toward number 5.  So what is […]

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