Monday, April 24, 2017

How I Cyberstalked My Son Through Eastern Europe

March 7th, 2013

By Debby Nicklas It was the best and worst hug ever. We stood at Los Angeles International Airport saying goodbye as our son left to study abroad in Prague. His hug was tighter than usual and lingered longer. It said more than any words that a 21-year-old could say. Then off he went on his adventure. And as any typical parent, I was worried but excited for him. With the help of online banking and Google, a San Luis Obispo mom stays connected to her 21-year-old son traveling abroad This phase of parenting — letting go — is the hardest one of all. You are used to being the center of his life... Read More

I Struggle Too With Transitions

July 22nd, 2011

I Struggle Too With Transitions By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert  Read More

Boomers And Parents, Jump In Puddles

January 14th, 2011

Boomers And Parents, Jump In Puddles By Natalie Caine, M.A. NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert  Read More

Overcoming Life after Mom-Hood

April 10th, 2010

Here is the moment you\’ve been waiting for—your last child has moved out of the house and is now “on his own.” You drop off his last boxes at his new apartment, meet his roommate, and drive home with your husband to your quiet, empty house. You can finally enjoy some “peace and quiet,” you tell yourself, some “me” time for yourself, and “we” time with your spouse. You can also finally get to all those things you\’ve been meaning to do. You\’ve been looking forward to this day with mixed feelings—excited, but at the same time a little sad—but overall, you\’ve... Read More