After the Kids Leave http://afterthekidsleave.com First, we rent out their rooms... Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:18:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Travelling to the past on the Orient Express http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/09/02/travelling-past-orient-express/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=travelling-past-orient-express http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/09/02/travelling-past-orient-express/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:02:04 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=18110 Dear Karen, Last week, Lars and I time travelled back a century when we boarded The Orient Express in London.  And what a trip it was! This year has been a year of epic proportions, from our first grandson being born, our 30th wedding anniversary, Lars’ 60th birthday, and more.  There was only one way […]

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The origins of Labour Day http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/09/01/origins-labour-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=origins-labour-day http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/09/01/origins-labour-day/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:05:44 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=18141 Dear Readers, We celebrate Labour Day every year – anyone know why?  When we were young, we didn’t care, we just knew it was the last day before school started, our last chance to sleep in, play on the swings, watch mindless TV and maybe enjoy a barbecue at the end of the day. We […]

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The Ice Bucket List http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/31/ice-bucket-list/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ice-bucket-list http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/31/ice-bucket-list/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:28:48 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=17840 Dear Readers, We hear tell there’s an ice bucket challenge out there in the big world.  While we want no part of ice cubes running down our necks, we do think it’s fun to watch other people getting involved. Plus, it’s for an awfully good cause:  raising funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,   a […]

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Beginning college: See them off in style http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/30/beginning-college-see-style/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beginning-college-see-style http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/30/beginning-college-see-style/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:02:08 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=18101 Dear Readers, This week we’re bringing you another Saturday list—and we thought we’d address what’s on a lot of parents’ minds right now. If your kids are heading off to college this week, whether for the first or the fifth time, we’ve gathered up a great big pile of resources to help both of you […]

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Tales from the tattoo shop http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/29/tales-from-the-tattoo-shop/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tales-from-the-tattoo-shop http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/29/tales-from-the-tattoo-shop/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:02:31 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=18060 Dear Wendy, If you’re like me, you have looked askance once or twice at a young person sporting a tattooed arm or shoulder. I have to admit that until recently, if someone were to have asked me, “What’s your favourite kind of body art?” I’d have drawn a blank. Body art? That’s a thing?   […]

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The Great Blog Crash of 2014 http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/28/great-blog-crash-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=great-blog-crash-2014 http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/28/great-blog-crash-2014/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:02:07 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=18027 Dear Wendy, I know you’re still off in Italy, but I have to tell you, you’ve been missing some fun goings-on around here. In fact, this week has been so full of chills, spills, and thrills, I’ve decided to dub it the Great Blog Crash of 2014. I hope I’m not tempting fate here—you know, […]

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The worst of Awesome Advice Central http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/27/worst-awesome-advice-central/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=worst-awesome-advice-central http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/27/worst-awesome-advice-central/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:02:16 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=17945 Dear Readers, Our Question-Asker-in-Chief is off gallivanting in Italy, so this week we thought we’d take a trip back in time…back to the earliest days of Awesome Advice Central. We know, you thought we’d been around forever. Common misunderstanding, brought on no doubt by the depth and breadth of our knowledge, and our ability to […]

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Zen habits I’ve learned from camping http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/26/zen-habits-ive-learned-camping/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=zen-habits-ive-learned-camping http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/26/zen-habits-ive-learned-camping/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:02:48 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=17865 Dear Wendy, Well, we’re back from our first camping trip of the year. I’m sun-burnt, wind-burnt, mosquito-bitten, and exhausted…and it was, as always, a delight. While we were out in the woods with nothing between us and nature but a couple of layers of high-tech nylon, it occurred to me that if I had even […]

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A bump in the blogging road http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/24/bump-blogging-road/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bump-blogging-road http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/24/bump-blogging-road/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:46:41 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=17853 Dear Readers,   If you’ve tried to catch up with us lately, you’ll probably have noticed that our site has been very unpredictable—sometimes taking forever to load, sometimes giving error messages, sometimes just not coming up at all. Unfortunately, we’ve hit a major technical snag with our blog’s host provider, Bluehost. We’re currently working with […]

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Kids packing for college? You’ll be okay. http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/23/kids-packing-college-youll-okay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kids-packing-college-youll-okay http://afterthekidsleave.com/2014/08/23/kids-packing-college-youll-okay/#comments Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:02:15 +0000 http://afterthekidsleave.com/?p=17817 Dear Readers, Two years ago this week, my youngest child was in the final stages of getting ready to leave for her first year of college…and I was, how shall we put this, freaking the hell out. I know many of you are going through similar feelings right now, as your own offspring get ready […]

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