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Venting! / Re: People at the Gym
« Last post by haidyl on April 17, 2019, 03:17:38 AM »
Ok, if you signed a contract it still may not be to bad..  try changing the time you go because the muscle heads seem to go the same times..  try to find another time the gym is not as busy or full of them..   :039:
I agree with you Mary B especially when there is a professional and understanding instructor. Changing the time and finding a suitable schedule will work for you Katy. Personally, I love going to the gym when it is less busy because there is more personalized training and attention.
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Venting! / Re: People that just drive you mad
« Last post by haidyl on April 17, 2019, 03:04:04 AM »
Oh gosh, I was just talking about this subject with my friend. The people who act all sweet and oblivious while neglecting all of their responsibilities are the worst of all! They usually get away with it too because of their demeanor. I find it very calculating and deceitful.
I completely agree with you and when they are corrected, they tend to make it look like an attack on their character. Self-drive and discipline is no longer common to people and a lot of them have to be reminded of their duties. It sucks but at times we just have to understand the best way of handling such.
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Some "Fun" things to do.... / Re: Book suggestions
« Last post by haidyl on April 17, 2019, 03:01:14 AM »
That looks like a good read and yes, reading the experiences of other people gives another perspective of how to tackle issues related to the empty nest. I haven't been an avid reader (lately) but I hope to read this soon.
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Cooking
« Last post by haidyl on April 16, 2019, 03:06:29 PM »
It is definitely a dangerous investment for your waistline but overall, I like the fact that instant pot literally makes our work easier. Now that you have mentioned, I think I need to get an instant pot as well. Did you order this online?
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Empty Nest.."What's Next" for you?? / Re: re: My guilty feelings.....
« Last post by Moonchild on April 16, 2019, 08:56:06 AM »
Thank you for the support.  I've repainted his room and it's wonderful to walk by it with the sun coming in the windows and everything all fresh and new.  Yet, I still get my heartstrings pulled every time I'm in there.

I'm hoping to see him at Easter.  It's been 3 weeks since I've seen him, although I've found a reason or two to text him :)

I know this is a good thing for him (and, me)  Him and his dad have been getting things he needs for his apartment and I think the time there will do him good.  A lot of changes for all of us, and we just have to keep pushing on.
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Your Life After the Nest has Emptied: How is it? / Re: Do I sell the house?
« Last post by cherie on April 15, 2019, 02:13:16 PM »
I haven't sold our home, but I can definitely see situations in which I would do so. I would be sad if my parents sold their home, but I'd totally support them in doing so. They have to do what's best for them. And so do you.

Be open with your kids. Allow them to express their feelings. You might be surprised at how supportive they are. Hopefully they'll understand that you are making the best decision for you, and being able to visit them more often should definitely make them happy.
You just spoke my mind! There is nothing wrong with selling the home but it is much easier when you involve the kids rather than make this decision on your own. You will be surprised at how supportive they can become. Having said that, there's always an attachment with a home that the children grew up in. How about renting it out in the meantime and possibly moving to the city?
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Some "Fun" things to do.... / Book suggestions
« Last post by cherie on April 15, 2019, 01:54:58 PM »
I love reading other people's experiences, especially when this involves parents trying to cope with the kids leaving home. I once came across a father who thought he was really tough until that moment when he had to say goodbye to his son. That very moment exposed his soft underbelly and he literally struggled to hold back tears.

While reading his story, I stumbled upon a review of the book The Empty Nest: How to Survive and Stay Close to your Adult Child by Celia Dodd and now I have added it to my 'reading-list'. We all need the right approach when interacting with our adult children.
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Tiger Woods bouncing back
« Last post by cherie on April 15, 2019, 01:36:58 PM »
I saw all the excitement that his win generated with Barrack Obama, Serena Williams and many other people taking time to congratulate him on his success. For a moment, people sat back and realized that it is possible to bounce back, against all odds!
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Every Day Conversations / Re: Tablet
« Last post by cherie on April 15, 2019, 01:34:17 PM »
I have bought  several refurbished items before and they lasted for long. You have to ensure that you are buying from a reliable store and find out more details about warranty, if at all this is on offer. All the best as you continue shopping!
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Every Day Conversations / Tiger Woods bouncing back
« Last post by haidyl on April 15, 2019, 02:59:06 AM »
On April 14th 2019, he won his 5th Masters title and 15th major tournament. This is a person who has seen it all, falling from the heights of glory to the depths of despair. In his victory speech, he thanked his family, friends and fans for all their support.

Is it easy to overcome challenges? Not at all! This illustrates the importance of never giving up, despite what life throws at us.
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