What happens when your nest becomes empty, all your chicks have flown and you look at your big daddy bird and think ……WOW – a big fat nothing? Boredom, ennui, same old, same old - whatever way you want to put it, it now seems that this is one of the most powerful marriage killers of our generation. Plain, old [...]Read more ›
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I don’t know about you but way back in the day when I was doing exams, life was very different. I am not necessarily saying that this was a good thing. My parents, loving and supportive though they were, believed a little too much in the benign neglect school of thought when it came to education. Whether we did well [...]Read more ›
According to Yourdictionary.com an empty nester is a parent whose children have left home. Obvious really. However what this brief and logical explanation fails to get across is the overwhelming mix of emotions parents and especially mothers feel when this momentous event finally happens. You spend 18 or 19 years nursing bruised knees and broken hearts in your children, all [...]Read more ›
It’s that time of year again! Children are planning their moves out into the brave new worlds of work or university as the summer draws to a close. mums everywhere are facing this with a mixture of fear and excitement. We all know that we cannot hold on to our children and that it is the right ting for [...]Read more ›