From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life

From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life Review

Discover your own identity after your kids leave home!

When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them for their new lives--but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward?

From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, comforting, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again and embrace this new stage of life.

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  • Leeann

    This book was a perfect read for this stage of my life. One child has graduated college, one child is a high school senior this year, and the last one is starting high school. The winds of change are ...

  • Marie

    "We start out as undergraduates in parenting, and when all is said and done, we've earned advanced degrees in psychology, medicine, teaching, research and business.""They make me proud every day.""I w...

  • Debbie Hastings

    I didn’t find this book that helpful. Most seemed very obvious...

  • Dawn Trlak-Donahue

    Half of this book is just quotes from people that are struggling with their kids leaving to go to college. The other half is hokey advice, mostly targeted at stay at home parents....

  • Amy Lawson

    Although my "nest" is still full, I am beginning to realize that life goes by fast and soon it will be empty. We still have one college kid at home for breaks (when she isn't traveling the world :) ) ...

  • Go2therock

    Gave me some good laughs, sorely needed as I am in the grief stage of my empty nest season. It's taken me a year to sink, I've been so busy. I realized that I'd not missed this step of transition, it ...

  • Kelly Lietaert

    This was such a helpful book. I have four children - two that are actively leaving the nest (one a college freshman and one a high school senior). After staying home to raise my family, I am 19+ years...

  • Zee Monodee

    A great read about what to expect when your kid goes off to college/leaves the house. I'm a few years away from this, and though I imagine this will be a daunting time for me, Ms. Shultz shows with he...

  • Kim Bohac

    My daughter gave me this book for Christmas and was worried it would hurt my feeling. However, it did the opposite! It set me free from guilt, worry and gave me the validation needed to forgive myself...

  • Susan

    I have three years before our second and last child leaves home, but I'm already starting to question what our lives will look like when that happens. There is surprisingly little out there (in my lib...