Tag: empty nest

Food is Love, A Thanksgiving Story

Erica W. Jamieson
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Thanksgiving

Picture my kitchen: green granite, white wood cabinets, a center island. Used to be that two children came downstairs each morning to this kitchen. One before the next, forty minutes apart. They both sat on the same side of the island, on the brown wooden stool from Pottery Barn that had been empty at six …

I grew up in a culture that did not encourage women to travel, especially not without a man by her side. Though I constantly staggered under the weight of these archaic, conservative norms, there was a part of me that longed to fly. Lulled by the tropical sun in my small hometown, I dared to …

Let’s face it: We have feathered the empty nest comfortable with a full, easily accessible fridge.  No wonder our children come back. Yet, if we’ve been successful as parents, we raised not only kids we genuinely like, but kids who like us as much. Connected by so much more than just Verizon and Netflix accounts, we …