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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…

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We’ll Never Be Happy Here (And That’s Okay)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I guess if we’re honest, we’ll admit to struggling some every day. Why? Because we weren’t made for this world. Sure, we have our moments…those glorious, all is right in the world, fleeting, emotionally satisfying slices of life. I love…

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Getting Prepared One Half Hour at a Time

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
A while back I reviewed, The Power of a Half Hour (Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time) by Tommy Barnett. To be honest, I was already in sync with this author’s premise that lives can be changed…

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Sometimes Silence IS the Best Word

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Today I read this from Max Lucado…it was just what I needed to read (and internalize.) Hope it encourages you as well. When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need – words that will help…

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Get Busy — Waiting

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
When today’s season of life is immeasurably sorrowful or burdensome, is it any wonder that many moms often wonder how they’ll survive? Looking ahead can be a daunting prospect to be sure. And still, everyone needs the reminder that as…

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Watch Whose Toes You’re Stepping On

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Going barefoot always feels good because you can only do so when several key factors are in play. The weather is warm. The weather is warm. The weather is warm. Anytime, anywhere, it always makes me feel happy to slip…