Category Archives: Young Adults

Day 6 – Why are we trying so hard to shape them into mini adults?

With the benefit of hindsight and the advantage of a little emotional distance it’s easier to laugh and embrace the positive when a couple of teens come flying down the stairs after 11pm realizing that they had forgotten to do some homework due … Continue reading

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The earth shifted … they’re off to college again

Every now and then the earth shifts and things appear upside down. What used to be true is suddenly no longer true. There was no seismic event in my world this week, but the ground shook and things seem out … Continue reading

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Everyone cried when they said goodbye. Why didn’t I?

I know everyone’s talking about the new iPhone or Syria today, and this is a milestone post for me – #100, which I had intended to honor somehow, but I’m still processing and digesting the new empty-nester life. This may … Continue reading

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“Great Minds Discuss Ideas …”

We delight in regular visits from our 20-something bright spark of a nephew. The enticement for him is a home-cooked meal, free beer and a comfy take-me-as-I-am place to hang out. The joy for us is conversation popping with excitement, … Continue reading

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Week 1 – 10 Things I like about being an empty-nester

One week ago we dropped off our youngest at university. It was a classic change-vs-transition moment. With a hug and a wave she was gone. One minute we were busy, daily hands-on parents, and the next we were distant, virtual, … Continue reading

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It’s totally different … and yet completely the same

Sitting in the new parent orientation session at my daughter’s college check-in, I took a moment to peruse the student newspaper. Lots of useful, mostly predictable information … best deal on text books, tips on getting along with room mates, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing One-on-One

As I hopped in the car this morning to drive my daughter to an appointment I was looking forward to a few minutes of easy catch-up chatter, just the two of us. I was the only one with this thought. … Continue reading

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