Tag Archive: empty nest

9 Reasons My Marriage Shouldn’t Work – and One Reason it Does

  Last month, my husband and I celebrated the 26th anniversary of the day we met. By celebrate I mean we completely forgot about it. Since we’ve known each other for 26 years,  I’ve known him  for more of my life than I haven’t. It didn’t take long after we met for us to decide…

15 Things I Miss During the Holidays in My Empty Nest (Cookies!)

Most of the year, the empty nest is good. Though I miss my kids when I don’t see them or hear from them often enough (are you listening, son?), my husband and I have adapted quite nicely to a home that’s just the two of us and our dog. But somewhere around mid-October, I start…

“What Not to Wear”- the Husband Edition

Being empty-nesters, there’s often a lot of free time on the weekends. Sometimes my husband and I get a little lazy about doing anything that involves more than walking the dog, reading the paper or changing the channel, but every so often one of us will feel inspired to want to do something a little…

The Empty Nest: 25 Things I’m Glad I’ll Never Have to Do Again- Back to School Edition

So maybe you’re an empty nester for the first time, and maybe you’re feeling a little nostalgic – or maybe your crying a river of tears that reaches from your living room to your kid’s dorm. As I watched my youngest packing boxes (so many boxes!) to head back to college for his senior year,…

The Empty Nest- Easier for Stay-at-Home Moms?

The prospect of the empty nest, while raising children, was for me as foreign and distant as the Siberian tundra. Imagining myself without children to care for as my primary occupation seemed at once impossible and slightly seductive — the idea of my kids off and on their own, while I had hours to pursue…

Why Looking for a Husband in College May Be a Good Idea

Last week, blogger and Princeton alum Susan Patton wrote a letter to the Daily Princetonian in which she explained why it’s important for the women of Princeton (and, I would assume, other colleges) to find a husband before leaving school. Among other reasons she cited the dearth of intellectual equals in the general population once…

Dear Bride: How Not to Talk to Your Groom

On a plane ride home from Dallas this weekend, I was seated next to a young couple, who it turns out were engaged. Seated barely 12 inches from them, it was hard not to overhear their conversation, and of course once I got the gist of it I couldn’t stop listening…it was like a reality…

The Art of Parenting

Yesterday I posted this photo on my Facebook page: It was seen and shared over 2000 times. Apparently it struck a nerve. I take no credit for the sentiment – that would go to Dr. Bill Cosby, comedian and philosopher extraordinaire. I do know, however, that no truer words about parenting have ever been spoken….

Passover – the Holiday

It’s that time of the year again when we boil eggs, cook for days, and gather with family and friends to celebrate a very important  holiday. And no, I don’t mean Easter – I mean Passover. For those of you who don’t celebrate Passover, it is, in a nutshell, an eight day holiday consisting of…

Our Children are not our Masterpieces

  “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese proverb I spent the weekend with some of my family, which was, as always, a lot of laughing, a bit of arguing, a lot of eating, and most of all, an abundance of love.  That’s how MY family…