Now that graduation’s over, parents are probably feeling nostalgic for those few precious years their kids were at school and living away from home. For many moms and dads, graduation has put a swift end to those carefree days of being an empty nester.
It has been a head-shaking couple of weeks around my house. Full-time job aside, my extra-curricular tasks have piled up recently: let’s start with the renovation that’s currently going on at my home. I work at home, so that means I had to get comfortable with a parade of contractors going in and out all day long and balance my workload with shopping for vanities, shower fixtures and towel bars. Add in a five-day visit from my very lovely mother-in-law — again, not taxing by any means. But certainly I want to put on the best show possible, right? That generally means a clean house and home-cooked meals, my friends.