It's that time of year when many parents experience empty nests as their young adults head off to college or full time jobs. I'm starting to feel abnormal as I read yet another blog post on how much the parent will miss their child. Empty nest syndrome is defined as feelings of … [Read more...] about Six Reasons I Love Having an Empty Nest
Today's is National Grandparents Day and I like that it's designed to be a two-way celebration. Not only is this holiday, which earned official status in 1978, meant to show appreciation for the knowledge, love and guidance of grandparents but for grandparents to return that … [Read more...] about Celebrating Grandparents Day Long Distance
Last year at this time my husband and I were traveling to Kansas to spend the Christmas holidays with my mom, stepdad, sister, brother and many other family members. For many years I wasn't able to spend the holiday with them because my ex-husband and I shared the kids and I … [Read more...] about Grieving and the Holidays
Today is my favorite American holiday, Thanksgiving. For many of us it means family whether we're having a traditional holiday meal like that in the picture or not. I'll be traveling most of the day to spend a few days with my grandson and his mom. But my thoughts will be … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving!
Today is one of those anniversaries you really don't want to happen. Ten years ago my father lost his battle with lung cancer. I was in my 40's when he passed and living 1,500 miles away I saw him about once a year and we called every week or two. Although I was more … [Read more...] about An Anniversary of Another Sort