Empty nest syndrome

Pennie - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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in 2 days i will be going through this never been without children for 25 years already crying how do i make the transition smooth..

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Faith - posted on 03/01/2010

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You can adopt a soldier overseas and send care packages. Afterward when they return home you have the opportunity to met them. Its great for them and you. Also depending on how much you want to do, you could always look into teacher child daycare. Looking for teachers that need daycare for their children is great b/c they have pretty normal schedules at work wise and you still could have the summers off :)
Now that my oldest (adopted my sister in law as soon as I turned 18, 10 yrs ago) grew up, I was very happy that I had started having bio babies. I can't really imagine what its like not having "replacements", but I suggest you sit back and relax before making any decisions. You might find soo many things to do that you haven't been able to do for 25 yrs, lol!
Best of luck! :)

Katelyn - posted on 02/28/2010

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I can't even imagine what you're going through! I just had my first child and he's six months now. Time flies! I have no advice obviously because I am a new mom, but I wish you the best.

Lyn - posted on 02/28/2010

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I feel for you! That must be such a hard transition! Find something to occupy your time around the same time your child was at home. If he was home mostly after dinner, then join a club, or gym that will keep you busy so it will be an easier transition. Hope this helps!

Sky - posted on 02/28/2010

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I recommend you become a great pen pal. When I was in basic my mom would send me homemade breads and cookies to share. She became very popular, as did I. When my brother was stationed overseas we all did this for him. You can also go to the local airport and welcome home some troops, even if you are the only one there. I know I always get tickled when anyone comes up and thanks us for our service and gives us a hug. Hope this helps.

Pennie - posted on 02/28/2010

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he will be leaving for basic training and i have one in iraq.... this is going to be a tough year any advice?

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