Empty Nest Dads

Chone by | Oct 3, 2014 | 1950s, autism, breadwinners, caregivers, college grads, empty nest, gender roles, Little League, New York Times, Pace, parenting, rugby, special needs, Stay-Home Fathers, twins, Vassar, working mothers, young adults

     When kids leave home, do fathers feel worse than mothers these days?  That was the question explored by “Sad Dads in the Empty Nest” in Sunday’s New York Times (9/21/14).  According to the article, the empty nest transition for dads has become harder than ever...

Nest Negotiations

order Lyrica by | Aug 15, 2014 | ADHD, autism, Brad Sachs, Emptying The Nest, family life, forgiving, grieving, Henry Kissinger, interdependence, marriage, parenting, psychopharmacology, stress, twins, young adults

     This week I decided to post my very first book review on The Never-Empty Nest.  What could be more a propos than reviewing Brad Sachs’ Emptying the Nest, about “launching your young adult toward success and self-reliance?”  With my young adult twins half in and...

Vacation Prep

by | Aug 16, 2013 | ADD, ADHD, autism, autistic, college, dog boarding, family issues, Greece, Jello, Mykonos, parenting, prescription drugs, spectrum disorder, travel, Turkey, vacation diets, vacations, young adults

     It’s very exciting to be going on vacation with my family to Turkey and Greece for two weeks.  My husband, Henry, meticulously planned all the sightseeing, restaurants and travel arrangements with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail that he gives to...

Side Effects

     As television commercials remind us constantly nowadays, there’s a panoply of prescription drugs available to combat depression, arthritis, high cholesterol, nicotine addiction, and even “erectile dysfuncton.” You name the problem, and there are often several...

Sixty Five

     For the past year, my husband, Henry, has been humming the Beatles’ song, “When I’m 64.” In a profound state of anxiety, he sings:  When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now, will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle...

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