Today I would like to bring up a subject that a lot of people just do not understand, Empty Nest Syndrome. I touched on this briefly in a recent post but I would like to go a little farther with this one. While some people seem to cope with their children leaving home quite easily, others feel overwhelming loneliness, grief, and depression. These feelings should not be ignored. [Read more…]
Archives for May 2017
These packing cubes help me stay organized and that, to me, is key to a stress-free getaway. There are a few essentials that I swear by whether I am going on a long vacation, a weekend trip, or a road trip. In the following review, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite organizers and why I swear by them.
Taking a spur of the moment excursion is something you will find very doable in an empty nest. When you have children in the house it’s hard to just pick up and go. In this new phase of your life, you can come up with an idea and make it happen without much hassle. Some of these little adventures can end up becoming “diamond days” as my husband calls them when things work out perfect. [Read more…]
One of the hardest things for me after the children left home was learning how to cook for a table for two. I live in the south where dinner consists of a main dish and several sides with bread and dessert! Figuring out how to remake my meals to fit two people without all the leftovers was no easy task. [Read more…]
Honestly, L’Oreal RevitaLift is amazing! This is the only anti-wrinkle cream that I have found that doesn’t make me break out or feel greasy all day. I started using it about a year ago and I have really noticed a difference. The little wrinkles around my eyes have improved immensely. Even my neck is firmer! [Read more…]
Amazon Prime is definitely worth it to me. First, let me come clean… I am an Amazon junkie! I purchase so much from Amazon that I have become best friends with my mailman! It has saved me so much time, energy and money since I started buying from them, especially after I got my Amazon Prime membership. For us empty nesters time, energy and money are all worth saving! Most people think all you get from having the membership is free shipping, which to me is worth it on its own, but there is soooo much more that is included: [Read more…]
Marriage… Without children! How long has it been since the two of you have lived alone? For some of you, it may be never. That was the case for me and my husband. Our daughter, Cindy, was from my previous marriage and we came as a package deal! So when our son, David, left home it was the first time we had ever been alone together. It took some getting used to but once we figured it out it was, and still is, amazing!
It is time for some Weekend Fun!! What are your plans? Haven’t made any yet?! Well, there is no time like the present. Did I hear you right? You really don’t have anything to do? Okay, it is time to solve that problem. [Read more…]
When is the last time you put yourself first? As parents, we tend to put our goals and dreams aside as we raise out children to fulfill theirs. Think about it. Do you have any goals that you would like to accomplish? How about dreams for your future? Can’t think of any? Maybe it’s time to set some new goals and dreams for yourself! [Read more…]
Is Empty Nest Syndrome a real condition? According to The Mayo Clinic website: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/empty-nest-syndrome/art-20047165, ” Empty Nest Syndrome isn’t a clinical diagnosis. Instead, empty nest syndrome is a phenomenon in which parents experience feelings of sadness and loss when the last child leaves home.” [Read more…]