I’m a writer and mother of four ‘kids’. I was still pining over the firstborn’s swift departure, and only starting to write about the second’s being held at the Canada/U.S border with all his belongings in a plastic garbage bag, at the same time confused about whether it would be a positive or negative for the third child to enter an ashram, when our youngest, a sensitive homebody, left to spend five months in Italy. It’s not like they didn’t like it here. They swear that they like did. But I had them in a cluster – four kids in five and a half years – and they left in a cluster. Among my mixed bag of topics I’ve posted excerpts from the book – Text Me, Love Mom– Two Girls, Two Boys, One Empty Nest. Please do share your comments. I’m excited to see reader’s responses. And if you know anyone gearing up to say goodbye to their offspring I wrote the bookText Me, Love Mom; Two Girls, Two Boys, One Empty Nestfor them. This story about ‘the next stage of parenting’ can be purchased in digital or print format by clicking on thebooksellers listed here:Amazon.comAmazon.caIndigo/ChaptersIguana Books and in the UK atAmazon.co.uk
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