OMG, did my son/daughter just leave me to go to College? Part 2

Meet my family... (from left to right) Jodi(The mom),Dan(The son), Ellie(the daughther), Sam(the dad)
Meet my family…
(from left to right)
Jodi(The mom),Dan(The son), Ellie(the daughther), Sam(the dad)

Hi Mom’s it’s me again.

In my blog two weeks ago, I ended it by saying…

“Be strong and look for my next blog if you find yourself asking, Now what do I do?”

Still feeling sad, empty & a little lost since your son or daughter took off for college?

It’s ok, and normal, however I want to continue reassuring you that you WILL BE OK!

Please allow me to share part of a story with those of you who still have kids at home even after one or two have left.  

 I have two children, Ellie and Dan.  I have the best of both worlds, a son and a daughter. I know a lot of you can relate that there are differences with how we relate to our children. For me Ellie is the one who talks & shares almost everything.  There is never a loss for conversation when Ellie is around.  However Dan is not as chatty! He keeps more to himself, keeping under the mom radar!  I was not sure what the house would be like without Ellie and I knew Dan was concerned about how without Ellie around, I would be 100% focused on him (which no teenager wishes for).  However, it has all worked out.

Ellie is off at school making things happen, growing and thriving. Meanwhile, Dan and I were able to find OUR new normal!  It has been great.  Yes, I miss Ellie, her smiling face, getting manicures and pedicures, debating social issues etc.  However, I have had the joy and privilege of getting to know Dan one on one.  What a special gift to be able to spend one on one time with your child after years sharing your time between two children.

The point I wanted to share with you is that regardless of how many children are off at college and how many are left at home, you now have more time to “get to know” those at home.  Take advantage of that time, it’s priceless.

For those of you who have complete empty nests, you can have joy.  As I mentioned previously, you get to watch your amazing sons/daughters become independent young adults making a life for themselves, navigating their world and forming new relationships, which you prepared them for, how awesome is that?

Now is YOU TIME!  I would invite you to consider these questions and see where they lead you? You just may surprise yourself.

  • When was the last time I read a great book?
  • Have I thought about writing a book/blog?
  • What is one activity I have always wanted to try or something I wanted to learn?
  • What do-it-yourself home improvement have I been putting off?
  • Have I considered starting a job or a new career?
  • Do I want to travel and if so, where?
  • Is there an organization where I could volunteer my time?


A way for you to impart your best advice for your college student.

Chapters include:

  • How are you feeling? Offer your advice on how to take care of themselves should they get the cold or flu.
  • Laundry anyone? Offer your best advice on how to do their laundry without ruining their clothes.

and so much more.

Available soon at
Available soon at



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Glad you asked:

  • Email  type Guide/Journal as the subject and give me your name and email address. I will email you as soon as we are up and ready to go.
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“Being a Mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one.” -unknown

Jodi wears many hats, but first and foremost she is a mom! She runs multiple businesses & is currently pursing her certification for becoming a Certified Life Coach through the Life Purpose Institute. And now..a soon to be Author!

One thought on “OMG, did my son/daughter just leave me to go to College? Part 2

  1. Thinking about what you said is true and it triggers a thought ; “learning and sharing” : a two way street’ – while the mom is not literally at your door, she is there guiding her child and ; in return that Child still has a connection.. The difference is that they have it in subtle way and THE JOURNAL is ” as you would say when they were 2 or 3 years old , their ” SECURITY BLANKET. IT IS THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE 😉

    Being Jodi’s older sister and Judy’s Daughter , PLEASE do “something out of he ordinary” See how creative and ;yet how the knowledge is portrayed by two kind and strong women who I happen to love very much.

    Even if you are NOT a mom, ,this can really bring you back to the basics of living !!


    Marcy Lynn

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