What You’ll Learn from this Episode about the Midlife Empty Nesting with Somewhat Independent Kids: Why it’s important to understand what you think about your young adult’s growing independence. What it means to feel some resistance to this idea of your child transitioning to an independent lifestyle. Why it’s common to be confused and...Continue reading
How to Communicate in your Empty Nest
Have you figured out how to communicate in your empty nest? I think there are several moving parts with this whole empty nest communication topic. It can really keep you on your toes! The pandemic only makes things more complicated; more things to talk about. First…there’s communication for the people left IN the nest....Continue reading
EP #43: Empty Nest from the Inside Out, Interview with a Kid who Flew Away
What You’ll Learn from this Episode about Empty Nest from the Inside Out: What it’s like to experience empty nest from the inside out, your kids’ perspective What it’s like for your kid to to leave home and go away to university. Why living with other students is an awesome intermediary stage of life....Continue reading
Empty Nest & College Acceptance Letters: Here are 3 Great Tips!
Moms, how are you feeling about your kid going to college next year? There is a flurry of college acceptance letters making their way to mailboxes around the country! What are you thinking when you see them in there? Like you, I actually see the letters in the mailbox. I’m the one who gets...Continue reading
Time flies when your kid turns 21
Friends…time flies. I remember hearing my parents and grandparents say this over and over throughout my childhood. And then…I had my own kids and my firstborn turned 21. In. A. Blink. The passage of time and my own impending empty nest became something I also experienced at breakneck speed. I live in Canada. The...Continue reading
Top 3 reasons to celebrate when kids go to college
Will you celebrate when your kids leave for college or university? You may or may not have an empty nest yet, but there are still reasons to be joyful when at least one of your chicadees takes flight and is on their way to a post-secondary education. Let’s turn things upside down, shall we?...Continue reading
Lizard love, older sons and me
Lizards are part of good family life, would you say? And it’s that time of year again. Summertime; Fireworks; Gardening; Beaches; Road trips; Summer camp; and Lizard babysitting Yes, that’s right…lizard babysitting. Spending some quality time with my son’s lizards is one of the things that summer means to me. You see, my kids...Continue reading
University and kids: Is the glass half empty or half full when they leave the nest?
I remember the day I left for university like it was yesterday. I was so excited to start the next phase of my life in university. I wasn’t thinking at all about my mom’s empty nest. I was a fresh 18 years old and was off to West Chester University in Pennsylvania. I couldn’t...Continue reading