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From Full House to Empty Nest – Now What?

By Kurt Smith December 10, 2023

The empty nesting phase can be as jarring a change for couples as the newborn stage was once upon a time. But just as the arrival of your children brought joy, pain, fun, and frustration, so will their exit. It’s like watching your heart live outside…

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Morning Coffee and Other Empty Nester Opportunities

By Marie Burns September 15, 2023

“Don’t let the door hit you in the #@!& (rear end)!” This was the comment one father made to me when sharing that his son was graduating from high school and moving out. My first reaction hearing that was “How sad!” Of course…

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3 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the Empty Nest

By Christine Field May 25, 2023

Releasing your kids to adulthood is a mixed blessing. You are both proud and saddened. They are embracing maturity and that’s a good thing! But your home will change after they leave, and that can be a confusing prospect. Now is the time to prepare yourself for these…

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Are You an Empty Nester Looking for Purpose in Life? Volunteer!

By Fran Braga Meininger March 04, 2022

What is your purpose in life? The answer is elusive for most of us, especially as it is prone to change depending on many factors, age being just one of them…

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The Joys – and Challenges – of My First Empty Nest Christmas

By Deborah Voll December 10, 2021

Christmas is in just a few weeks. My adult children, who finally, truly left the nest this year, were not happy when I told them about the Christmas I am planning for this year when they come home for the holidays. “No tree,” I said. Arose a chorus of complaints…

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How to Fill the Nest After Empty Nesting

By Michelle Kerr Spry January 10, 2021

With your children gone, who are you now? So many women believe their identity is firmly wrapped around being a mother. I, too, am a woman of a certain age – proud to say I am fabulously 56! I’ve been married for almost 32 years…

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6 Ways to Reimagine Your Life After the Empty Nest

By Ellen Bachmeyer July 08, 2020

Turning a new chapter as your children leave home can be a powerful moment to claim who you are more fully and explore new horizons for your life! Read More

Annette Bening at 61: The Kids Really Are All Right, So the Empty Nester Moves On

By Sixty and Me January 06, 2020

The rumor has been circulating among moviegoers for years. In 1992, when Columbia Pictures wanted to give their toga-clad, torch-bearing logo lady her fifth facelift, Annette Bening served as their model…

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4 Terrible Financial Mistakes Empty Nesters Make… and How to Fix Them

By Sixty and Me August 17, 2019

This is a difficult article for me to write. After all, I’m not writing from a position of strength. Like many of the 1000s of baby boomer women I have talked to since starting Sixty and Me, I made all of the financial mistakes below. Read More

Reimagining Life in Your Empty Nest

By Margaret Manning August 22, 2018

The day that your last child leaves the house is bitter-sweet. After the initial shock wears off, you find yourself with time to live on your own terms. Then, you realize that you’re not even sure what that means! Today, I would love to talk about the journey that many of us take to re-imagine life in our empty nest. I’d also love to share a few of my personal experiences and to ask you about yours. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More