Author Archives: phyllis

Virtual Book Tour: Gypsy Nesters

Today we are thrilled to host authors Veronica and David James on our blogsite. We will be discussing their book, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All. It’s the story of life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children. … Continue reading

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Millennials and Faith

Millennials continue to create their own path to adulthood. A Pew Research Center survey indicates that they are less likely than any other generations to be affiliated with a traditional faith or attached to religious institutions. Only 58% say they are certain that God exists. Moving beyond the walls, they’re finding unrestricted networks where every tribe is represented and no one is left out. Some have lots of questions and, without definitive answers, are engaging with others and encouraging dialogue. As digital natives they continue these discussions, collaborating and feeling connected through … Continue reading

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Blogging for Moms of Millennials

We appreciate your loyalty over the past 14 years. As we approach our 9th anniversary of blogging and the launch of our book for the Moms of Millennials, we celebrate you! CLICK ON THE LINKS after the numbers below for articles that can help you navigate the inevitable family transitions. Do you ever wonder if the only constant is change? As our children grow into teens and kidults move on to college-then sometimes back home again-it’s not easy to integrate all the complex emotions. And the empty nest brings it’s own … Continue reading

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The Empty Nest Revisited

Transitions are complicated and can be hard to navigate. When Millennials first leave home, a lot of moms feel unsettled. What were you more worried about, their adjustment in school or yours to the empty nest? It’s natural and normal for our college-aged kids to move toward greater independence. Of course you’re still needed, but not in the same way. Letting go of hands-on mothering means creating different relationships within your family. And during those years full of changes  you have an opportunity to write a new chapter in your own … Continue reading

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