5 Things New Empty Nesting Parents Should Avoid

Dorm rooms have been organized. Meal plans have been figured out. Big box store purchases have been divided and placed into containers, plastic bags and stuffed into drawers; some never to be seen again until next May.You gave your son or daughter everything you thought they would need, including the extra bucks on their school’s ‘dollars’ card....more
Yeah ... my older one moved out last year ... I still text her every night with my "love you ...more

The New Nest

As the summer begins to wind down and college kids pack up their bags, trunks and various electronic devices and chargers, new space is created in your home and life. For some women, after your son or daughter has been dropped off at school, train station or airport, the initial reaction is similar to those final weeks before giving birth to the said college student in the first place. You nest. ...more

Writing about Nothing with Practise

It’s all about the practise. If you want to be a painter, you must paint. If you want to be a runner, you must run. If you want to be a yogi/yogini, get to class. If you want to be a writer, you must write. What are you willing to do and what do you joyously look forward to do on a regular basis to become the new You?...more

Adventuring UNDER the Mexican Caribbean!

Fabulous Photos Friday under the Caribbean Sea!http://www.travelswithtam/blog  by Tam Warner Minton on August 22, 2014 • ...more

So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish

If you asked him, he would agree. A week after High School graduation and he was ready to move on. Just skip over all the sentimental bull crap that all of us parents need to work through. Catharsis. All of our lamenting about what to watch out for, how to stay out of trouble and keep focused. You know the moments where you remember your parents telling you the same thing. But we still give the advice. As if it was new.“I’ll be fine and just cause you think I’ll make the same mistakes as you, doesn’t mean I will.”...more

How Are Boomer Grandparents Different?

How Are Boomer Grandparents Different?Mimi@BoomerGrandparents.com ...more

It's Not Goodbye, It's "Toodle-Loo"

Good morning all, and happy Thursday!! :)Check out the cutie I found on my lawn at 7am……It’s like she was posing for me or something. YES GIRL WORK....more

College Students Need All The Handy Stuff in This Gift Guide

College! It's time to go to college! Get ready to spend all the money at Target! But after you've gone crazy stocking up on matching comforters, shower caddies and collapsible laundry hampers, think about surprising your favorite student (or yourself) with some of these more original supplies....more

How Not to Be That Mom on College Move In Day

The college experience is a big deal for everyone in the family, it evokes change on every member of a household. The younger sibling who no longer shares the bathroom or has the comfort of knowing her sister is just in the next room at night. he dad who is used to catching the football games with his son. The mom who has devoted every ounce of her being to raising her child and micro-managing outfits, tasks, and chores. But the overall college experience belongs to the student. College Move-in day (and college in general) is not about you! ...more
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