There were two layouts in particular that I referenced. The first, "Lemonade and Massages" (the source for the epidode's title) is definitely a favorite of mine. The photo is mediocre, but the story is priceless! (I tell about it on the show.)
One of the other things I talked about was my monthly family project. Each month, on a random day, I ask each of my family members to send me a photo showing something about their day - their view at work, something they're doing, somewhere they are. I then scrapbook the photos. Right now the layouts are together in an album of recent layouts, but I like Noell's idea of putting them in an album of their own. Here's the layout I did for June:
Bottom line from the podcast: Life does go on when our kids leave the nest - it can be tough, but it can also be good. Change is inevitable. We can't, and really don't want to, keep our kids young forever. They will grow up, so we just need to look for the positive and move forward.
I really enjoyed listening to you and the other panelists on PRT today! I really felt like I could to relate to you all. I am a stay at home mom of 3 girls and have been homeschooling since 2001! I also live in Norther WI!ReplyDelete
My two oldest have moved out and my youngest is a Senior this year so this topic is very relevant to my life right now. I really appreciated your perspective on Empty Nest and it has really encouraged me. I must say it has been a difficult 2 years since the older two moved out (they both left in same year) and I really haven't adjusted well. Throw in there that we also moved that same year 2hours north from the community we had been in for 18yrs! Let's just say that your comment that change in inevitable and can be good really resonated with me.
I'm so glad that we could help! I definitely understand your difficulty, Wendy - when my oldest left, having to keep it together for my other three was often the only thing that kept me going. It does get better with time, but sometimes is also requires an attitude adjustment :-)Delete
I live in Ohio now, and our house in Minnesota is northeast of the Twin Cities, but I grew up in Rice Lake, WI and still visit pretty often.
Marcia, I love your pages !!!! love how you girls gave us inspiration in the last podcast! Thanks a lot!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the podcast!Delete
I have 7 year old twins, so am far from an empty nest, but I had to comment on how cool your monthly layout idea is! A neat and (relatively) easy to unite your family in their day to day lives. Congratulations on being on the show!ReplyDelete