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Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
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This time last year, I was experiencing the "Empty Nest Syndrome" big time!  Our youngest had just left for college and the house was so quiet...too quiet.  All throughout his high school years, we…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charla @ Healthy Home Blog Sep 25, 2010.

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Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Sharon, how are you handling the empty nest? I was thinking about you this morning and hope you're doing OK! ~ Charla "
Sep 25, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Toni, we have some friends who are in the same situation. :) "
Aug 26, 2010
Toni Lawrence replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I keep looking forward to a time when I am alone, but they keep coming back!!!"
Aug 26, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Laurie, I think you hit the nail on the head, so to speak, about being really busy after your daughters left. That was my plan, to go back to teaching school and being really, really busy. That didn't happen and I had to do substitute teaching…"
Aug 25, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Sharon, there is definitely an adjustment period for some of us! It helped me to get out of the house and go places since having a quiet house was so different! I kept the radio turned on to my favorite radio station a LOT. Three things that were…"
Aug 25, 2010
Laurie Zerga replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Both my daughters are out of the house...I miss them terribly. However after they moved out, I launched my part-time business Chef-K, culinary health education for kids into a national organization. That keeps me really busy & I barely notice…"
Aug 25, 2010
Sharon L. Cohen replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"This question is too raw for me to say much, since my youngest, who makes me laugh more than ever, is leaving in two weeks for college. I know that this is going to be a very difficult time, establishing a new relationship with my husband, dealing…"
Aug 25, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I remember feeling unfocused, too. It took me a while to get used to having such a quiet house and not being on the go all the time going to football games, band competitions, youth group activities, and such. One of the things I missed most of all…"
Aug 24, 2010
Gutsy Writer replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I can so relate. I have 3 sons and my youngest, 16, just left for New Mexico Military Institute. it was his own choice. I felt so unfocused for a week and yet I have a memoir to revise for an editor. So a lot of work, but couldn't do it."
Aug 23, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Anne Marie, thanks for your comment! I think you will do fine when the time comes because you have your faith and creative work to do. It is very fulfilling to have work that you enjoy, where you can use your creativity, and where you stay busy. I…"
Aug 20, 2010
Anne Marie Goodrich replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I appreciated your article, Charla. My nest isn't quite empty as my youngest child is living at home and going to college. However, he wants to get engaged soon and married in a year or so before finishing school. I've been used to have…"
Aug 20, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I agree, keep busy doing things you love! I think one thing that made it extra hard for me last year is that I had always planned to go back to teaching school when our youngest left for college, and that didn't work out because of a surplus of…"
Aug 19, 2010
Charla @ Healthy Home Blog replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"I went and read what you wrote. I like how you ended it, that "she will be fine, but the question is, will I?" And I think the answer is yes, but not until we've gone through the readjustment period and we have worthwhile things to…"
Aug 19, 2010
The Know It All Mom replied to Charla @ Healthy Home Blog's discussion Anybody Experiencing the Empty Nest Syndrome?
"Not long ago I wrote about my struggle to let go of my 12 year-old daughter. I don't have a totally empty nest, yet, but the fact that she is moving away from is undeniable. She begins high school in a just a few short weeks: A milestone in our…"
Aug 19, 2010

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At 7:12pm on August 29, 2010, Lori Jones said…
For me it's been about 3 years and I love when they come home for a few days to stay. I've adjusted and love having Grandchildren.
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At 6:39pm on June 24, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
The HTML for my button is on my sidebar, you can grab it if you want :) thanks for the comments, I'm off to check out your blog
At 6:04pm on June 24, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hi Charla! Welcome to Twitter Moms! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com or find me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/thebookbuff

The network can be a bit overwhelming at first, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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At 12:47pm on June 24, 2010, Tracy B said…
Welcome to twittermoms. My name is Tracy and I would be happy to help you out if you need anything.
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