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Kids Going Away to College

The 10 Best Things About Being An Empty Nester

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

There was a time when I took pride in the fact that my house was one of the busiest (and noisiest) on the street. I had four children of my own, took care of five others during the after school hours, and maintained a revolving door for all the neighborhood kids to come over whenever they chose. My house was always LOUD. Music blasting, televisions blaring, giggling, squealing, and raucous games of basketball in the driveway --this was the norm.