Empty Nest

Our Kids and Our Worries

Moms have a tendency to worry about their children – in all seasons of life. I remember when I was a mom to little kids, I assumed my older empty…

How To Prepare For A Great Empty Nest Marriage

Picture this: your kids have moved out, and it’s just you and your husband living at home. Do you feel a mixture of excitement and sadness anticipating your final baby…

Motherhood Without Regret

I wasn’t expecting a wave of emotion to overtake me as I read Kelcie’s post on MomLife Today. But here I find myself looking through blurry eyes, filled with tears…

Is Your Nest Emptying?

If you have a child who was married this summer, or you’ve just taken one to college, or even sent your last one out the door for his senior year,…

Adult Sons

A recent comment came from Elaine, who wrote to say: Right now the “when-then” in my life is “when our oldest son decides to include us in his life again,…

Bayer

I heard a new Bayer aspirin commercial the other day. It said,“You always took care of your children. Now it’s time to take care of yourself.” The woman in the ad…

Getting Your Child Ready To Leave

It is that time of year when many of us have a child leaving. Our child may be getting on the school bus for the very first time, starting a…

Goodbye House

Earlier this year we learned unexpectedly we needed to move. Yes, saying good bye to our home of 33 years. It was sudden and at the time we didn’t know where we…

An Empty Nest Christmas

“This Christmas is going to be so hard, really hard. I’m already dreading it.” I vividly remember this heartache of a few years ago. It was to be our first Christmas…

Father Love

Sweet memories tumble through my head and slowly spill out of my eyes as salty tears. It was supposed to be just another one of my daily walks through the…

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