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DO EVERYTHING BETTER (why NOT to adopt this mantra)

Still working on NOT making a list every single day.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

Last week a close friend invited me to her house for a lovely meal and some much-needed conversation. As is our custom, we discuss our kids, our extended families, our work, and the current state of affairs worldwide…and we generally offer recommendations (on food/books/travel/life.)

The topic of today’s post comes directly from my friend’s recommendation to read this book, Bittersweet, by Shauna Niequist.

Love Niequist’s subtitle for Bittersweet: Thoughts on change, grace, and learning the hard way. (That last bit…learning the hard way? that’s me.) Every time.

Like every other woman I know past 40…I’m trying to figure out how to make the life adjustment between all things parenting and kids to life without kids at the center of my life (and my time.)

It’s harder than it looks!

Which is why I so resonated with Niequist’s chapter titled, “Things…

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