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#195362 - 12/07/09 05:42 PM Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support
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Registered: 04/15/07
Posts: 1341
Loc: Sweden
I just found her site thru our NABBW site. I checked it out briefly..and found her site to be so filled with warmth and understanding (because she is going thru it herself) and lots and lots of practical ideas that are actually doable..not off the charts, so to speak. I just wanted to recommend her to anyone who is having a tough time during this season of holidays and more holidays and even more holidays. It IS a time of magic..but it CAN be painful at times too..if you´ve been a mom for 40 yrs and now..well, they really ARE gone. Yes, I have grandchildren..but at the moment their mom..my daughter, is angry with me..so we have no contact. I am mother of 5...adult children.

This empty nest business affects me in ways that I am not always prepared for..and it spills into parts of my life that I never thought it would. And Natalie..well, she "sees" and "feels" and puts into words thoughts that I have..but haven´t been able to put together..if that makes any sense??

Natalie´s site is really soothing and helpful.. She speaks to your heart of hearts..she really does.

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#195375 - 12/07/09 08:57 PM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: humlan]
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humlan, thanks for taking advantage of what she has to offer. Hopefully you've seen all her articles at www.nabbw.com.

When I launched the NABBW, she was the only woman addressing what I was going through. I also appreciate her because she's going through it too, as you mentioned.
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#200725 - 03/10/10 02:04 PM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: Dotsie]
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I also find Natalie's comments to be supportive and to resonate. Most of us were not prepared for either 1) having our nests empty, or 2) having them fill up again, either literally with children moving back home, or figuratively with the many needs our kids still have.
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#200739 - 03/10/10 06:58 PM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: DrSuz]
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I always said my home had a revolving door. My son first left to enter the Marines then was given a medical discharge due to his very bad knee. Then he moved in with a girl and came home again when they broke up a year later. He got married and nearly 20 years later seperated BUT didn't come home this time because the ex is still here so he got a place with two other guys. I just figure as long as I have a roof over my head my sons will have a place with me if they want it. I am forever taking in strays, animals, and people as well.
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#200763 - 03/11/10 07:57 AM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: chatty lady]
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DrSuz, welcome. Many boomers are also welcoming their parents into their nests!
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#200764 - 03/11/10 07:58 AM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: Dotsie]
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chatty, though it would be fun for you to have your son home at this time in his life, and I'm sure he'd probably enjoy being cared for, it's probably best that he's with his friends.
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#200803 - 03/11/10 07:48 PM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: Dotsie]
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Registered: 02/24/04
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You are probably right Dotsie and I honestly doubt at this stage in is life he would move back home, unless he or I were ill and needed help. His ex BIL to be and his stepson are the best two guys he could possibly be sharing a home with. They get along really well and have similar interests, Harleys, their bike club and food!!!
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#203125 - 05/05/10 06:27 PM Re: Natalie Caine´s Empty Nest Support [Re: chatty lady]
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 2832
Loc: Illinois
Any thoughts people want to share on how to handle special days like the upcoming Mother's Day when you are an empty nester?

Even though I know my daughter will call and my son will most likely forget to call, I still have a hard time with this day...

My husband always wants to take me out to a Mother's Day brunch, but even that can be tough. Especially if you go to a place where there are a lot of big family groups.
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#203126 - 05/05/10 06:29 PM Re: Natalie Caines Empty Nest Support [Re: humlan]
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Hi humlan,

Yes, I agree about Natalie. So happy she is one of our contributing experts.

Anne
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#203128 - 05/05/10 06:35 PM Re: Natalie Caines Empty Nest Support [Re: DrSuz]
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
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Loc: Illinois
Welcome, DrSuz,

I have been a fan of your blog, so it's a real treat to see you have joined us here. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, DrSuz writes the fabulous Parenting 20-Somethings Blog

And as my youngest is still in his 20s for one more year, I am a fan.

Check it out!

Anne
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