Thursday, November 19, 2009

The House Is Quiet, Now What / Review

Author: Janice Hanna
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Barbour Books (November 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602604525

Book Description:
Wondering what to do now that the kids have flown the coop? Look no further than Turning Points for Empty Nesters, wherein answers to the questions and challenges now facing you reside. Fuel-for-the-journey chapters address issues such as redefining and rediscovering yourself, deliberate downsizing, dealing with depression, balancing new responsibilities, becoming part of the sandwich generation, living with a renewed purpose, and so much more. Filled with sage advice and practical, biblically-based guidance, this unique volume will help you devise a new flight pattern as you navigate your way through the rest of your fabulous life.

My Review:
Sooner or later parents find themselves in a quiet house. For years, mothers spend 24-7 taking care of their children, making sure they are growing up safely, to one day find the kids have lives of their own. How do we handle the loss of indentity; the sense of purpose; the life patterns we are accustomed to living; the loss of feeling needed? This Christian-based book answers our questions and gives suggestions for coping with what most parents will face. It is a well-written, faith-building book. A must read for the empty nester.

(Thank you to Barbour Books for my review copy.)

1 comment:

Janice Thompson said...

Thank you for such a sweet review. Kathleen and I had a great time writing this book. As you know, we're both empty nesters (several times over). It was great to have most of my kids and grandkids together at Thanksgiving! There's nothing like watching that nest refill, even if it's only for a few days!