• The Kids Have Left the Nest: Is it Time to Downsize?

    4 things to think about in your next home By Rebecca Lundberg— All the kids have finally left the nest or maybe you’re retiring soon. Now what? Chances are you’ve thought about downsizing from that 3,000-square-foot house. ...

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  • 4 Great Ways to Have Fun and Meet New People
    4 Great Ways to Have Fun and Meet New People

    Meeting new people and making friends can be difficult, and this difficulty increases the older we get. When we were young, making friends was easy. You spent so much time together in the same classroom it was...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    Come Back Soon

    By Barbara Kazdan – They come. They go. They supercharge my life, then go back to theirs. We laugh, we talk – about things big and small. I sleep better knowing they’re under my roof. Mornings bring...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Empty Nest Syndrome – Life After the Kids Leave

    By Lysa Barry – What is Empty Nest Syndrome? Definition: Is it a real psychological condition to be reckoned with or just a natural process of life? Empty Nest Syndrome refers to feelings of depression, sadness, and/or grief experienced...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    When You Become a Mother-in-law Do You Gain or Lose?

    By Rhonda Caudell RN, CCM, CGCM – The time of year when kids are finishing their summer and are looking forward to starting back to school for another year, or NOT, always reminds me how Moms are...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Overcoming Loneliness

    By Rhonda Caudell – Studies regarding loneliness conducted on seniors over age 60 and reported by JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) indicated the following:  read the article HERE … An increased risk of death over the six-year follow-up...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • From Empty Nest to Full House: Preparing for Eldercare

    By Laura Rossman – There’s a silent evolution going on for many baby boomer women. The days of the carefree empty nester are disappearing. In its place: the full house (figuratively or literally). More women in their...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Spare Cash is Feathering Empty Nests

    Parents whose children have left home are using their higher levels of disposable income to enjoy new-found independence, according to research seen by Marketing Week. With well-paid jobs, shrinking mortgage debts and their children no longer living...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • The Joy of being Present this Christmas

    By Donna Ryan – This time of year with all the hustle and bustle of the  holiday season I am sure most people would agree the word present is a common one. Many of us are writing...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Empty Nesters… Once Again

    By Deb DeArmond – Today is a different kind of day in our house. For the first time in 14 months, I will awaken to a home with an empty guest room. In fact, in the last...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Sailing into Midlife Marriage

    By Fran Caffey Sandin – The empty nest becomes a test. How strong is our marriage? What have we done so far to keep the spark alive?Complacency will send our love boat floundering on the rocks. So...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • College Bound Kids? You’re not alone . . .Part 1

    By Jane Dean – What a strange time of year. Summer hasn’t started in The Hague yet vacations are over and families everywhere are preparing to return to school for the Fall semester/ Autumn term. Where has...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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