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Sally Koslow on Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations From The Not-So-Empty Nest

In the film "Jeff, Who Lives At Home," Jeff (Jason Segal), a 30 year-old still living at home, is having a phone conversation with his mother, Sharon (Susan Sarandon). It goes like this:<p>Mother: "Get off that couch or you're going to have to find some place else to live."<p>Son: "I'm kind of in the …

Laying Down New Rules For The 'Not-So-Empty Nest'

A few years back, Sally Koslow was settling into an empty nest. Her two 20-something sons were launched out of the house and into the wider world. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly, her sons landed back home. She was startled and depressed to learn they were part of a much larger trend.<p>According to …

As their nests empty, life changes direction for many women

Two summers ago, Jill Kerner Schon listened as a friend from Atlanta described a fabulous painting she created at “one of those fun places where you …

Overhelpers Anonymous

Michelle and I met for coffee not long after her youngest child headed off to college. She said she'd been roaming around her empty nest, assembling …

Imagine: No Empty Nest

Imagine a World Without an Empty Nest?<p>There's a big change brewing that could really wreak havoc on our empty nesting cycle. We're talking about a move toward online learning -- imagine: your kid does not GO to college -- He does college from the comfort of your home!<p>Google away -- you can find …

How to Avoid Empty Nest Syndrome

Dear Kids,<p>Every spring, with the arrival of letters from college admissions offices, parents around the country start getting all nostalgic and sad, picturing themselves wandering around their children's empty rooms. ou probably are a little worried about us -- that we miss your charm, beauty, …