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An Excerpt from Faith, Friends, and Other Flotation Devices

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Before I ventured on the trip to Alaska…I wondered if I would enjoy the trip. After all, it rains almost every day, it’s downright chilly (even in the summer) and it’s so far from Michigan. I did a lot of…

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What a Wonderful World

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I’m not sure about you…but lately, I haven’t been thinking that this IS such a wonderful world. Have you? Seems like everyone I talk to is upset and troubled about something (or many things…) Life is not easy. It’s not.…

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Boredom: One of Childhood’s Greatest Gifts

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I was in the car running what felt like a zillion errands and couldn’t wait to get home, unload the groceries, packages, and whatever else, when I heard a radio host ask his interviewee what he felt was the greatest…

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The Gift of Left-Handedness in a Right-Handed World

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I’ve been thinking lately about the little person in this photo and wondering what he will be like. Will he be a lot like his older brother? Or a complete opposite? Someone who leans heavily toward sports? music? reading? an…

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Me and My Gang — Never Travel Far Without Them

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I have an ongoing inside joke with one of my closest friends where we jokingly text each other on “one of those days” with one of two words. Thelma Louise Depending on the day (and our mood) we become one…

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The Crushing Lure of Candy Land

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
If you’ve ever played the game Candyland yourself (or with a little person you love)…you’re likely to remember all the delectable looking, colorfully presented, tempting sweets that covered the playing board. Given my love for sweets…it might be one reason…