Category: empty nest

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 until 1:00pm and stays out late with her … 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…

What’s your vision for your future?

Do you have a vision for your future after kids? If you’ve got teens or tweens, now is a great time to create a vision for your future that you are excited about. As your kids start to pull away and create a life separate from you, it helps A LOT if you are eager … Read more…