Posts Tagged ‘Transition’

The Fullness of an Empty Nest

(posted by Jeanne on 8-29-2012)

What I miss most about a full nest is the kitchen door swinging open mid-afternoon followed by that familiar seagull call, “Mom, Mom” floating through the house and settling around me. When our kids were Read more »

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The Good Neighbor

(posted by Jeanne on 6-14-2011)

Last week I drove away from our family home for the last time and waved to its newest little resident standing at the edge of the driveway. I said a little prayer that the house and neighborhood would nurture her the way it had us… with a warm embrace. Through the rearview mirror, I watched the sun set on our children’s childhoods. I pulled over to take a longer look at the little neighborhood that for so many years surrounded our family with a big offering of love. Read more »

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Go To Your Room… A Case For Staging

(posted by Jeanne on 2-10-2011)

Go to your room, make your bed and pick up that wet towel. I recently remembered that unsolicited advice from my mother as I prepared to put our house on the market. The thought of strangers peeking in every corner sent me into a domestic tail spin. I did things to impress strangers that I’d never done to impress myself or my family.

When our realtor offered to send professional “Stagers,” I not only agreed but Read more »

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