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You Won’t Believe The Current Average Age of Empty Nesters!
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You Won’t Believe The Current Average Age of Empty Nesters!

We’ve all heard the term ’empty nesters,’ right? It’s that term that is often used to identify that phase in life when our adorable little ones—whom we’ve nurtured and loved, seen through countless school projects, and survived numerous teenage dramas—finally pack up their stuff, and head out to conquer the world. And suddenly, we’re left…

What is the Christmas 4 Gift Rule?
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What is the Christmas 4 Gift Rule?

The Christmas 4 Gift Rule is a simple way to make sure you keep your holiday shopping stress-free. It’s a rule that you can use to guide your gift buying decisions and it’s especially useful for families with young children who might not understand the concept of giving yet. The idea behind this rule is…

The Top Gift Ideas for Him in 2022
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The Top Gift Ideas for Him in 2022

As we approach the 2022 holiday season, thoughts turn to gift ideas for those in your life. Are the modern men in your life expecting another tie under the tree this year? Maybe you should mix it up a bit with some of these interesting ideas for the perfect gift ideas for him (men) in…

5 Tips for Achieving a Balanced Empty Nest
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5 Tips for Achieving a Balanced Empty Nest

As children grow up, they leave the nest and move out on their own. But what happens after kids leave the house? This is especially true for many parents recently who might have ‘re-captured’ their children during the COVID pandemic. Especially for college aged kids and young single adult children, many came home to ride…

Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing
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Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing

According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game.  Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment…

Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision
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Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision

Many empty nesters are finding that they are replacing childcare with ‘parent care’. This is the life situation that has caused many in our age group to be referred to as the ‘sandwich generation‘. One of those life decisions that such empty nesters face in that situation is their aging parents and driving. When is the right time to address that concern?