5 Ways Parents Can Stay Sane in a Crowded Nest

· First hour is free, then charge for amenities. No law states you have to let returning adult children use your things.  Internet or wi-fi service in your home belongs to you. If they contribute to the cost, then you’ll share the password. Using cable or streaming service? Way back when television was free, itContinue reading “5 Ways Parents Can Stay Sane in a Crowded Nest”

The former Queen of Crowded Nest

Kathleen Shaputis lives in the glorious Pacific Northwest and suddenly finds herself alone in the house with just her husband, Bob, three rambunctious dogs and a clowder of cats. How did this happen? They hadn’t been alone together since … well, for a short while in 1990-something, and there was that one other time …Continue reading “The former Queen of Crowded Nest”

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I lived in a constant state of a crowded nest. My homeincluded at various times, aging parents, older siblings, adult children andgrandchildren. It didn’t help matters when we moved from Southern California tothe Pacific Northwest and bought a multi-bedroom home at a time I would havebeen happy in a cabin inContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”