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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…

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Happy Thoughts (Are the Result of Godly Contentment)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Contentment is a good thing. A very good thing. It’s also elusive. Contentment with our circumstances (you know, that inner, glad, happy, at-peace, state of mind) can only come when we let go of control…happily…and give the reigns of our…

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It’s Simple Math (Subtract to Add)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
A dear friend of mine has been challenging me to consider how I’m using my time. It’s been such a difficult thing for me to step back some and learn (re-learn) to be quiet. For years, out of necessity, I…

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Conquer the Empty Nest with these 10 Quick Tips

Originally posted on Hendrickson Publishers Blog:
After Empty Nest, What’s Next? Parenting Adult Children without Losing Your Mind, readers asked author Michele Howe for more—covering topics not discussed in the first book, along with questions at the end of each chapter for personal or group discussions. With Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest, Howe…

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Real Love Sets Limits

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I puzzled over the caption of this photo for a while trying to understand what Alistair Begg was getting at…finally, my poor muddled brain got it. Begg is commending people who set limits on their own personal rights in the…