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Returning to the Nest

My youngest son moved home after two months of flying from the coop. He realized his mama isn’t so bad to live with. Actually, he moved home because it took two months of living away to find a direction. This Read more…


12 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Guy

College kids can be difficult to buy for, especially boys…or men I should say. I’ve compiled a list of ideas in a variety of price ranges for those special people in your life. Many of these came from my own Read more…


Flying the Coop and Empty Nest Grief

I’m going to be real and honest with you. An opportunity came up last week for my son to move to an apartment on a college campus 45 minutes away, and I’m not ready. Notice I didn’t say that he’s Read more…


Helping college kids prepare for a summer internship

Over the summer, my oldest son, Bailey, had the opportunity of a lifetime.  By what would seem a random fluke to the outsider, I know was a divine appointment of God in establishing my son’s path and journey to adulthood.  I Read more…


Toward the Western Sky

As my oldest son was heading into his senior year of high school, I was grasping at time to try to slow it down. My husband and I wanted to plan a last hurrah vacation before the canvas of our family Read more…


The Fullness of Empty

After being a stay-at-home mom for 20+ years with the constant tornado of days cooking, keeping house, running kids around, laundry, dealing with school stuff, and working from home part-time; the transition to an empty, quiet home has been a Read more…


How We Are Surviving Two Kids In College

Having two kids in college is stressful enough on parents, especially when we didn’t plan ahead to fully fund their 529 accounts. A 529 plan in Indiana allows you a $1000 tax credit for $5000 invested, and we started way Read more…