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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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How is Snow Like the Millennial Generation?

The Eskimo languages have over 50 different words relating to the English concept of “snow” and many of them came to mind this month. February has been the snowiest month on record for much of the east coast – and the Midwest and South haven’t been all that snow-free either. I’ve been in Chicago visiting my grandkids for the week and have tramped in it, through it, and around it. I’ve enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a clear, white morning, watching a bright red Cardinal flitting from branch to … Continue reading

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For the Love of Giving Back

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate social bonds. We’ve volunteered with dedicated teams in communities that welcomed the support, and learned that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s because connecting through helping others strengthens and enriches everyone. Although the Millennials are often labeled as apathetic and lazy, that generation is interested in making social good a part of what they do. One example of what cause-oriented companies are capable of is Sevenly. They’ve They’ve built activism into their core appeal to customers and created … Continue reading

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cheers and tears

When football is involved, I must confess that I inevitably find myself rooting for the clock. But when the game is the Super Bowl, I’m also cheering for the commercials. And this year was no exception. Again, the most successful ones were those that tugged at the heart and focused on the value of relationships – especially those involving puppies and Clydesdales. When those relationships are between you and your Millennial, do things get more complex? If you want to improve the generation gap in your family, here are three … Continue reading

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