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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Co-founder of Marriage Alive International

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Natalie Caine

Therapist, coach and author

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Dr. Ellen Neiley Ritter

Founder of Family Transitions Coaching

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10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters

Rediscover the romance and friendship with your spouse with help from the Arps. Revive the romance that flew the coop once kids were in the picture, become best friends again and learn how to relate to adult children.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:04 PM EST more »

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Beyond the Mommy Years: How to Live Happily Ever After...After the Kids Leave Home

Rubenstein reveals how and why some moms thrive while others don’t as she discusses the three stages—grief, relief and joy—when parenting duties change.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:15 PM EST more »

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Empty Nesting: Reinventing Your Marriage When the Kids Leave Home

A user-friendly guide to making the most of the second half of your marriage without the kids.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:06 PM EST more »

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If Not Now When: Reclaiming Ourselves at Midlife

A humorous look at the spiritual, emotional and psychological dimensions of midlife and its challenges for women. Discover who you are, the things you love, and learn to take time to rediscover strengths that may have been forgotten.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:14 PM EST more »

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It's Your Time Now What Will You Do With It: An 8-Week Plan for Figuring Out the What's Next in Your Life

During this time of transition why not take time to re-evaluate career decisions? Whether the kids are heading off to school or moving out for good, open up to possibilities that have long been forgotten during the time of nurturing and parenting.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:10 PM EST more »

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The Empty Nest: 31 Parents Tell the truth About Relationships, Love, and Freedom After the Kids Fly the Coop

Check out this collection of essays by famous moms and dads on what it's like to live in an empty nest.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:16 PM EST more »

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The House to Ourselves: Reinventing Home Once the Kids Are Grown

Empty Nesters are the fastest growing demographic group in the US, and Todd Lawson shows a variety of homes that have been updated for a lifestyle without kids in the picture.
Posted: 11/07/2007 01:11 PM EST more »