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Empty Nest 101: The 5 Steps to Surviving and Thriving

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The Empty Nest: Classes, Travel, Hobbies and Dreams
Empty Nest 101: The 5 Steps to Surviving and Thriving
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It's been just a few weeks since students started descending on college campuses for a new school year. Meanwhile back home, moms and dads are gazing shell-shocked - or gleefully - at their now empty nest. Suddenly, you have free time! Your social life no longer revolves around soccer schedules! So the question becomes, how to fill those hours?

Chances are the last 18 years have been so busy juggling children's demands, work and home responsibilities, you've let many of your friendships and hobbies languish. Dreams may have gone by the wayside. Now's the time to rekindle those interests and relationships. Here are some ideas to get you started:

This is part of an e-course for parents on "Surviving and Thriving in the Empty Nest." Browse through these pages or sign up for the "Empty Nest 101" weekly newsletter, and get it delivered via e-mail.
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