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Hey, Mom! Win an exquisite bouquet to decorate your refeathered nest

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You swore after nearly 20 years of soccer and marching band practices, last-minute school projects (remembering trying to create the solar system at midnight?), and mountains of laundry you’d celebrate when the kids left the nest. So why do you feel so blue now that your youngest is preparing for high school graduation? Licensed psychotherapist Wendy Aronsson says it’s because you’re going through “The Shift” – a sea change from full-time responsibility to adviser to independent offspring. In her new book, Refeathering the Empty Nest: Life After the Children Leave, Aronsson provides practical advice on how parents can embrace this new chapter of their lives while building stronger relationships with their young adults. To celebrate your independence—or to help someone…

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