Tag Archives: Leaving Home

Cats Eye View of the Empty Nest

By Julie, a Grown and Flown writer: The cat has no one to wake up today.  We have no alarm clocks in our house to rouse us for work unless you count the one with a tail and whiskers, and … Continue reading

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Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest: Interview with Sally Koslow and Book Giveaway

This weekend, Viking published an amazing book by our good friend, the first-rate writer Sally Koslow.  The subject is our kids, all of ours, and the title is Slouching Toward Adulthood, Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest.  Sally looks at the … Continue reading

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Dads and the Empty Nest

Celia Dodd, author of  “The Empty Nest: How to Survive and Stay Close to Your Adult Child” sends her thoughts to Grown and Flown from her home in West London: I wonder how many dads are reading this?  If my … Continue reading

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Man of the House: Thoughts on a Son’s Graduation

From Suzy, a Grown and Flown writer: My first child graduated from high school last weekend.  It’s all good – he’s ready. He’s heading off to the college of his choice and is excited to broaden his world beyond the … Continue reading

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Half In, Half Out with my High School Daughter

By Sue, a Grown and Flown writer: As we count down the days until the end of our daughter’s junior year, I find myself questioning my eagerness. Do I really want to wish this time away? Am I ready to face … Continue reading

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Home (Bitter) Sweet Home: From a College Student’s Perspective

Last week Caroline Finnegan, a rising senior at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, posted on Her Campus.com some words of advice to college students on returning home for the summer in Home (Bitter) Sweet Home: How to Deal with Returning Home … Continue reading

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Former CEO of Product (RED) on Getting Off and On the Career Track

Susan Smith Ellis writes for Grown and Flown readers about the challenges of going back to work after stepping off the career track to be at home with her children. Eighteen years ago, after a successful career in advertising, I … Continue reading

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