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I Was Devastated After My Kids Left The House. This Is How I Rebooted My Life.
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I really wanted to enjoy this new part of my life, but I just couldn’t figure out how.
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Parents Stage Hilarious Photo Shoot To Celebrate Becoming Empty Nesters
And the pictures, captured by their youngest daughter, do not disappoint.
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Their Parents Stayed Together 'For The Kids.' Here's How It Felt.
What it's like when your parents split as soon as you leave home.
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious
When College Kids Return Home For The Holidays
A Ginger Snapped
After all, the only life this child has ever known is a house overflowing. What would life be like for him with no peers? Who would help him absorb the daily excesses of our signature over-zealous parenting style?
Big Presents in Little Packages: How To Give The Ones You Love A Gift They Will Love
Linda Gray Sexton
Memoirist, Novelist, Author of nine previously-published books...
It hurts to admit this, naturally, but the truth is that if I'd been visiting him more frequently, I'd know he has a plethora
The Empty Nest Syndrome is Not Just an Emotional Response
CEO of Teddy Shares/Mother, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Still, if you're having a hard time coping with changes, you can seek some support from close friends or even a counselor
From Boy to Man: A Father's Grateful Blues
Writer and jazz drummer from St. Paul, MN
But this kid of mine was having none of those worries. He kept turning the wheel, perhaps with the idea he might steer the
A Bit Of Help For The Sad Empty Nester
Travel Psychic, Psychic Medium, Color & Energy Expert, Author
The kids are on their way to college and your house is no longer filled with the same energy, music, tears and laughter that you have been used to for 18 years. In fact, it's quiet. So quiet that you actually can't think without all the noise of a full house.
Life Phases & Money: Oh, How to Plan?!
Dr. Carol Morgan
Professor. TV Personality. Keynote Speaker. Coach. Author. Pro...
I'll leave you with this. Instead doing the calculations and scaring yourself (like I just did above), take it one day at a time. Things always have a way of working out ... eventually.
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Coveting The Carpool Lane
Newtown resident, social worker
The carpool lane traveled alongside me at first, then curved off to the left and eventually stretched away, out of my peripheral vision. I took a breath and wiped my eyes. I willed myself to look toward my future with acceptance, and a belief in my own resilience.
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Rob Lowe On What Made Him Fall In Love With His Wife All Over Again
The actor has found a silver lining.
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This Is Precisely How Long It Takes To Get Over Empty Nest Syndrome
Admit it, your daughter's room would make a great home gym.
How To Not Drive Yourself Or Your Kids Crazy When They Go Away To College
Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and auth...
Your best support might come from fellow parents. They'll understand your emotions and you can be each other's best buddies
Make Your Home So Inviting Guests Won't Ever Want To Leave
Iris Ruth Pastor
Motivational speaker, consultant, author, blogger
I have stacks and stacks of decorating magazines dating back to the 1970s -- piled on wooden shelves in my garage. Ideas endlessly gleaned from them dance around in my jumbled brain.
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Busted! The 5 Myths About Sending Your Kid Off To College
Don't let empty nest syndrome blind you to the truth.
Just Took Your Child To College? You Need A Drink.
Columnist and Author, "Why Can't We Just Play? What I Did When...
It's not just that we are weepy over our kids' departure because we can't believe how fast they grew up. That is an oversimplification. It's true, we can't believe how fast they grew up, but we also can't believe how old we are.
A Mom Watches The Beginning Of Senior Year
I Feel Like I've Forgotten Something...
As R.E.M. so eloquently stated: It's the end of the world as we know it. But I don't know if I feel fine..
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5 Ways Improv Is Helping My Freshman Survive College
The Second City
Satire & Comedy from The Second City
"There's no question, we miss our son. But I'm not concerned for his well-being. He's improvising."
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Maria Shriver Asks Twitterverse How To Cope With Empty Nest Pain
And she got an earful.
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