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Advice for Empty Nesters

Please, Women, Stop Whining About Your Empty Nest

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 08.05.2016 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I'm tired of women whining about their Empty Nest Syndrome, like it's a degenerative disease -- a time to mourn, fester in loneliness and abandonment. The fact is, I don't know any mother who hasn't completely embraced their empty nest eventually, and usually they do so by Thanksgiving.

5 Genius Empty Nest Ideas That Will Fill Your Void Fast

MakeSpace | Posted 08.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
MakeSpace

Nearly two-thirds of boomers plan to stay in their homes after their baby chick flies off to Wilderness University. Whether you're feeling bummed or jumping up for joy, take comfort in knowing that you have an extra room in your home to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

5 Things Young Moms Actually Want To Hear From Empty Nesters

Meredith Ethington | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

Here's my advice to those well-meaning "experienced" moms who just want to shake me when they see me frazzled in the grocery store, not exactly appreciating every moment.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

6 Tips For Successfully Adjusting To An Empty Nest

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

The shocking and painful reality hit me as my last child drove away to college: I will live without my children longer than I will live with them. I stood alone in the empty house and howled like a wounded beast. Then I blew my nose, grabbed my work gloves, and proceeded to convert my son's bedroom into a writing studio. Finally, Mama created her own space!

10 Ways To Be (Really) Happy In An Empty Nest

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

School begins soon and it is really getting difficult to breathe, isn't it? The reality of their departure is beginning to sink in. Your child is making lists and packing up, so excited for this next adventure. How are you sleeping? Not much I bet. Anxious thoughts are swirling in your head keeping you from getting any needed rest.

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Kid Going Off To College

Neidin Hernandez | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Neidin Hernandez

The weeks before a freshman goes off to college are nerve-wrecking, exciting, and disproportionally spent at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It is time for young adults everywhere to fly the nest and begin their own lives independent of their parents. As I step over the cusp into adulthood, here are 5 things I hope my mother doesn't tell me when I leave for college.

10 Coping Tips for New Empty Nesters

J.D. Rothman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
J.D. Rothman

How to survive the unbearable separation anxiety when the kids leave for college? Many parents, suddenly feeling obsolete and arthritic, move to farms in Oregon or attend yoga retreats in India. Here are some other suggestions in all budget ranges.