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July 30, 2018
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Long Live Mr. Treehouse: Only Now He’s Mr. Bridge Patio Thingy Over the Stream

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman After seeing our empty-nester treehouse come down last week, many people from all around shared how they felt the pull of childhood fun coming to an end. End? Never! Transform, yes. We live by rules such as Waste not, want not and all kinds of cliches like that. As we will one […]

May 11, 2017
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Fluttering In and Out of the Empty Nest: This Time With A Puppy

  By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Families all over the place are experiencing reverse-empty-nest-syndrome. The birdies are flying back in from college with either big plans for work, internships, and trips or perhaps big plans for lying on the couch and playing video games. A summer of recuperation from the rigors of college life, they might […]

June 15, 2016
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Empty Nest Flutterings: The Multiplying Condiment Miracle

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman How is it possible to clean out my fridge, using my large sink as a holding spot for discards, filling said sink with outdated bottles and jars of condiments and beet remains while still ending up with a chockfull fridge? Dang! It hardly looks any different from when I started except […]

October 30, 2015
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The Empty Nest: Lots of Fluttering Lisa Kunkleman

Our “empty nest syndrome” isn’t what I expected. Not only is it empty of kids, recently it’s been empty of adults too. We’re running back and forth to the kids’ universities nearly every weekend for something. Mainly to football games, which I suppose is understandable since we purchased season tickets for both schools. How could […]

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Empty Nest Chirps and Tweets: And Then There Were None.

   I used to stroll our three babies through the mall in their extra- long, stadium-style triple stroller. Every few yards, people said, “You really have your hands full,” or, “Better you than me.” Now friends say, “How’re you doing?” and “I’m praying for you,” and “It must be so quiet at your house with […]

November 6, 2014
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Senior Year with Triplets: Reminiscing Over Photos for the Senior Yearbook Page

Senior Year with Triplets: Reminiscing Over Photos for the Senior Yearbook Page It’s real. Oh my gosh! They’re seniors. All three of our eighteen-year-old kids are likely to go to college and leave us as empty nesters next year. I can’t stop reminiscing while trying to pick out pictures of important times in our triplets’ […]

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