Get Ready for Boomerang Kids With InsureU

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest This post is sponsored by NAIC Fortunately for my family’s peace of mind, we have not had either of our adult children boomerang home for any long stretch of time. As someone who was looking forward to empty-nesting – even as I was dreading my children leaving home for good – the idea of my grown kids returning to live in their childhood bedrooms (we had no basement) was not something I ever wanted to have happen to us – my children or my husband and me. ...more

Love Always, Me

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest It started around the age of eleven, when I was a 7th grader in search of my place in the social hierarchy. ...more

What I Love About Midlife Marriage

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest You can take your impatient, can’t-wait-another-minute sex...more

Topics Parents Must Discuss With Young Adult Kids

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I am on vacation, so as I do from time to time I am sharing one of my articles from my Parenting Young Adults column on About.com. I’ll be back on October 4 with a new post. Thanks for reading! ...more

The Memory of My Memory

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest “Where are my keys?” “Where are my glasses?” “Where is my wallet?” These are questions my mother asks nearly every time I see her. When I was young and smart, with a brain that wasn’t yet filled with so much nonsense that I couldn’t remember my own phone number, I would grow impatient with my mother’s addled wanderings around my house as she would search for what she didn’t know was missing. Inevitably, she left something behind ....more

The Big Dilemma for Parents of Young Adults and College Kids

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest When you’re raising your children, you have a lot of ways to measure your success as a parent. On an almost-daily basis, parents get feedback about their growing children. Report cards tell us how hard they’re working and how well they do homework and take tests; coaches let us know when they’re performing at their peak or when they’re slacking off; teachers let us know, usually only if it’s a problem, about their behavior in the classroom; their friends’ parents tell us how well they play with others and how polite they are ....more

27 Things I’ve Learned in 27 Years of Marriage

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest In honor of my 27th wedding anniversary, here is a list of 27 things I have learned about marriage in 27 years. I am certain most people, after being married a long time, have learned many of the same things. No one is more important than your spouse ....more

What to Do With Yourself in the Empty Nest

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest The biggest question those on the verge of the empty nest have is often “What will we...more

Questions Your Millennials Will Ask You

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I am taking the week off from blogging, so I am sharing one of my recent About.com columns. I’ll be back next week! Thanks for reading and commenting – I appreciate all of you ....more

Being Twenty-Five – Then and Now

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest When I was 25, my life was a mess. I had left a brief mistake of a marriage, moved in with my father and his girlfriend, was rehired in a position...more
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