Category: empty nest

Letting Go Challenge

Letting Go As parents, we are in a constant state of letting go. Some of these things are easy like diapers or being woken up in the middle of the night. Others are hard like being the center of your child’s world and hugs. This week we are talking about Letting Go and the Who’s, … Read more…

How to help my homesick college freshman

Homesick College Freshman Episode #140  My College Freshman Wants to Move Back Home. How do I help him?  Question of the Day: Dear Torie  My son is a freshman in college, living in the dorms and struggling as many do. He’s a few states away but has been home twice already to visit. Classes and … Read more…

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen?

Do I need boundaries for my nocturnal teen? Boundaries for a teen who won’t get a summer job and sleeps all day. Episode #130 Question of the Day:  My college kid is home for the summer and I’m struggling to know what boundaries I should have in place. She’s 19, very responsible, but she sleeps … Read more…

Preparing your teen to leave the nest

Episode #104 Preparing your teen to leave the nest Question of the Day:  Dear Torie,  My first born is a rising senior. We are heading into a BIG year with college applications, tours, SAT tests, in person school and extracurricular activities. There’s a lot to think about and a lot to process. This time next … Read more…

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Where are my friends?

Mom friendships change as teens become more independent Question of the Day:  “My teenagers are getting older and more independent. I know I need to let go, but I’m having a hard time. I think what scares me the most is being alone. So many of my friendships were formed through my children’s activities (soccer … Read more…

Nervous about the empty nest

Question of the Day: Empty Nest “I feel so strange. My oldest just left for college, my youngest has started her junior year of high school. These are busy and exciting times but I’m nervous about the empty nest. I distracted myself with the busy-ness of college but deep down, I just don’t want to … Read more…

My a-ha moment and why bother doing scary things

Overcoming fear and life coaching for busy, bored moms I used to worry. A lot. As a kid, I was scared to say the wrong thing, scared to make someone mad, scared of water, bugs, or walking down the street at night. When I became a Mom, this fear just expanded: scared of something bad … Read more…