My home is noisy. When my four kids burst through the door after school, it’s loud. The chatter, the excitement, the bickering. Everyone’s talking over everyone else and I can barely hear myself think.
But as much as I sometimes wish they had a mute button, what happens when the noise is no longer there? What happens when they’re all grown up and leave home?
Jodi Silverman is an empty nester. Her daughter and son who are 22 and 19 have gone off to find their way in the world leaving her and her husband at home with their dog. But, although you grieve the loss, life-coach Jodi says that the world doesn’t have to stop there. In fact, this is an opportunity for a new beginning.
With that teaching in mind, Jodi set up Moms Who Dare®, a community for mums with kids in high school and beyond looking to connect, share and thrive through having, or preparing for, an empty nest.
Whether you’re an empty nester or not, this episode is a must listen because a lot of her advice rings true whatever stage of motherhood you’re at. If nothing else, it’s a great reminder to savour as much as you can in spite of the tantrums and tiredness, because one day the intense early years will be gone forever.