Category Archives: family life

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Empty Nesterhood


It’s a Beautiful Day in the Empty Nesterhood. You watch out your bay window as the last Lexus and long jag cruises past and your neighborhood empties out to go to the office, lake, beach and mountains.  Having the morning off, … Continue reading

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Halloween Already?


This morning one of those “Spirit Halloween” trucks barreled past you in order to get to the strip mall and set up shop.  The “Spirit” chain has been around for some years now;  you still wonder what those folks do … Continue reading

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A Peek Inside of an Empty Nester’s Grocery Basket


Okay, so there are some Weight Watcher items–well, only soups and candy (next time you’ll buy more)– a lonely bottle of hydrating shampoo, a box of moisturizing razor cartridges, some organic zucchini, low-sodium V-8, Lite English muffins and detergent.  How … Continue reading

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Sur-reality TV: You’d Rather Read Charles Kuralt


You decide to watch an episode of “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” since one of your children now lives in the District.  And even though you really didn’t enjoy the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” –did they truly reflect the … Continue reading

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Your Baby Boomer Life is Slowly Turning Into an Evening News Commercial, But the Killer is…


Last month, you got a little confused when informed by various experts: “You need to eat more fish.” (uh, oh–you thought you ate boatloads of seafood–doesn’t fried parmesan-encrusted tilapia from Costco count?) “Eat more leafy greens.” (you’ve been imbibing greens … Continue reading

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How to Survive College Move-in Day: Let Mom Make up the Bed


So you’ve done the big Target/Wal-Mart run and loaded the car up to the gills.  For those of you who’ll be flying off to college, you are loving the Bed, Bath and Beyond offer to have your pre-ordered goods ready … Continue reading

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Empty Nesterdom: Day One


Day One of Empty Nesterdom–Help! Top Ten: 1. You will never be able to tell your freshman everything they need to know, so relax.  No more guilt trips! 2. These new students will never have every single, solitary thing they … Continue reading

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black sheets for a dorm bed? cool!


Black sheets Okay, your son is so NOT a Goth..still and yet–in the midst of Bed, Bath and Beyond…he requested, after purchasing, you must duly note–navy sheets, that he procure black.  BLACK? Where does that rank on the Benjamin Moore … Continue reading

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Missing Your College Freshman, and Moving On


A friend texted you recently, and said, “Just left Annie at State; it was  hard!”  After being very impressed that she had texted, much less used a semi-colon (note to self to brush up on your texting skills),  you realized … Continue reading

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French Provincial nightstand, 1972/ French Country nightstand 2011


French Provincial nightstand, 1972: Jergens lotion Sun-In Hair Lightener (turned your hair a brassy orange, but your boyfriend, Vernon, didn’t seem to mind) Esso gas credit card Sundry stapled syllabi Curled Siddhartha paperback Photos of friends in plastic frames (with … Continue reading

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