HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home

Rowman & Littlefield. Feb. 2020. 176p. ISBN 9781538130582. $28. SELF-HELP
Seasoned journalist and empty nester Holland (former Capitol Hill correspondent, Hearst Newspapers) aims her new book at parents managing the emotions and practical realities of life after their children leave home. Challenges range from boomerang kids and aging parents to rocky marital relationships and a sense that time is running out. Gleaning advice from more than 300 individuals from various backgrounds, Holland offers tips for finding new meaning in life and a sense of belonging through involvement in a particular cause or activity, finding a new career, and/or drawing closer to extended family members.
VERDICT Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing