Empty Nest


Failure to Stay Launched: Boomerang Kids Moving Back Home

Finally launched: After returning home to her parent's roost, Andrea Melendez finally moved out when she got married. Pictured here with her husba...Don't redecorate your college-bound kid's bedroom just yet, studies show they may be home sooner than you expected. And for longer than you thought, too.
Bye, Bye Birdies: The Empty Nest

Divorce: Saying Good-Bye to the Kids and the Nest

The author's children, Nick and Emily. Credit: Jeremy Gerard
Tears come easily to me -- an airline commercial can do the trick -- but crying, of t...
This dad shares his experience saying goodbye to his college-bound kids and becoming a single parent.
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Am I Horrible for Being Excited That My Daughter's Returning to College?

Dear AdviceMama, My youngest of four daughters is heading off to college for her second year. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that my hus...

Kids May Be Away at College, but More Parents Are Keeping Them Close Through Chat

Is he calling? Oh, it's Mom. Again. Credit: Getty Images
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College: Did You Hear Yet?

Today is April 15, which is, as well as tax day, much more importantly, the official college acceptance -- or rejection or waiting list-day (though ...

Young Adults to Pay More for Their Health Insurance

CHICAGO (AP) - Health insurance premiums for young adults are expected to rise about 17 percent once they're required to buy insurance four years ...
Bye, Bye Birdies: The Empty Nest

A Room With A (Point Of) View

Does the grown-up Emily still have dibs on her room? Credit: Jeremy Gerard
Last time Emily came home from college, she busted me for stashing a ...
Bye, Bye Birdies: The Empty Nest

Traditions Don't Have to Change, We Do

My wife is juggling Nick's PowerBook, trying to frame him, me and the menorah on the mantel so that his sister can see us all. I strike a match, touch...


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