Join me in my journey for the next two years as I stubbornly come closer to the end of parenting as I have known it & reflect back on 27 years of mothering while drawing nearer to the dreaded and feared EMPTY NEST!!!! My last child and only son, Sky, Just started his senior year in High School!! (I literally just stopped breathing as I wrote that.)
Transition with me as he goes through his senior year and off to college and (GASP) I find my self in the… duhn duhn duhn, EMPTY NEST (AHHHH!!!) It took me 2 days to make the 5 hour drive home to Crested Butte after dropping Holly off at CU, the University of Colorado in Boulder and I almost forced an emergency landing on the plane I flew back to Colorado on after dropping Heidi off at college in San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Both times I had to compose myself for the sake of the child or children I was so thankfully going home to. (Can you say freak of a mother?) How will I survive this last time? Will my marriage be OK? Will my kids slowly forget about me? Will I ever be able to be happy without my kids?
Metamorphosis of a mother, M.O.M , is a mother’s support and encouragement blog focusing on personal growth based on an idea for a book I’ve been talking about writing for 10 years. The premise is how we, as mothers, need to adjust our parenting for each of our children individually and as they get older. We need to grow and change ourselves from girls to women, from mothers of young children to mothers of teenagers and eventually mothers of adult children so that our children will become capable, contributing, competent happy, healthy adults. This is intended to be an honest, funny, insightful, at times heart breaking, hilarious, fun & adventurous mom blog. I’m excited to bond with moms across the internet to share stories and hopefully be an encouragement to each other.
Here’s some examples of things I have struggled with or am still struggling with that I will be trying to resolve hopefully with you help
*Where does genuine motherly love & concern cross over into obsession, possessiveness or control?
* When are we overly involved in our child’s affairs, beginning in preschool and continuing when they are adults?
*Do I need my children in my life to be happy?
*Can I even survive without them?
*Am I in a codependent relationship with them?
*Can I possibly be happier when they leave?
*Will my husband finally be given his deserved place as first in my life?
*Will I finally pursue my own dreams & discover who I truly am?
*Aren’t we ultimately responsible for ALL our kids do good & bad?
*Should our worth as parents be based on our kids successes & accomplishments?
* How about when bad things happen to good parents?
I am a 47 year old mother of 3 living the dream on the edge of Paradise in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado’s Last GREAT ski town. My daughters, Holly & Heidi Montag, are living thier dreams currently in LA, my youngest child Sky Egelhoff just entered his senior year of High School sending me on a frightening journey towards the EMPTY NEST! My passions other than my kids are my husband Tim, Skiing, Mt Biking, backpacking, most things outdoors with an emphasis on a healthy, eco friendly, simple , active lifestyle.