Empty Nest Trifecta

where can i buy Lyrica tablets by | Nov 21, 2014 | "White Christmas, autism, birthdays, Christmas, college graduates, empty nest, family traditions, Hanukah, holiday songs, holidays, Jews, menorah, millennials, New Year's Eve, Scrooge, single women, Thanksgiving

     When I was single in my 20s, I dreaded the holiday trifecta: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  The ordeal began on Thanksgiving, when my parents cross-examined me about my social life.  If I was dating anyone, they wanted to know if “the relationship...

Nest Traps

Wadgassen by | Sep 12, 2014 | autism, college graduates, English, film, financial aid, Joan Rivers, Josipa Roksa, liberal arts, millenials, networking, Pace, Richard Arum, Robin Williams, unemployment, Vassar

      Why are so many students “drifting through college without a clear sense of purpose” and moving back to the family nest without a job after graduation?  According to a new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, colleges themselves are the main culprits.  Co-authors and...

Nest Shifts

by | Jun 13, 2014 | air conditioning, autism, college graduates, construction, elevators, emissions, family, landlords, love nest, Neil Simon, Norwich Terriers, Second Avenue, subways, tenants, traffic, young adults

     The way our family lives now has completely changed from ten years ago—but not necessarily for the better.  Ever since New York City started work on a subway for Second Avenue—where unfortunately our nest is located—our quality of life has gone downhill.  Even...

Letting Go

     The question of when to let go of our children—how much and how quickly— is extremely challenging. This seems especially true if you have special needs kids, and it becomes even more complicated when you have twins.  All things being equal, most people would...

Gender Benders

    These days it seems like more men and women are comfortable switching traditional roles: stay-at-home fathers are enabling working mothers to be the high-powered, bread winners.  According to Sunday’s New York Times article, “Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home...

Power of Possibilities

     Sometimes (but not too often) I wake up with the idea that possibilities exist to resolve problems big and small in my family and the outside world.   Today was one of those days.  Dare I say that I felt hopeful?  I’m not even sure what “hopeful” means anymore in...

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