Posts for empty nest

Time to Paint

In Mother Words Blog February 8, 2019

Two days before my youngest daughter was set to go off to college, we painted her room.  I went in…

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The Big Green Chair

General/Column November 2, 2018

Into the big green chair in our bedroom, I would climb each morning, pulling one leg up under me while…

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Christmas Memories of a Middle-Aged Mom

General/Column December 18, 2017

The Day After Christmas: 2016 Kids: Ages 23 and 18 I stare at the dining room table, at the detritus…

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General/Column August 11, 2017

It was lopsided, struggling in the mulch, and we squinted at the tiny creature lurching under our backyard birdfeeder. “Its…

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