Empty Nester Quotes to Live By

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At my mom’s home there is what I call, “the wall of whit, wisdom and sarcasm”  It is covered with crafty plaques with clever sayings that are sometimes too true.  In fact she has a few wonderful tips about what it’s like to have your kids grow up and move out and you are now at home without them.  She also has a lot of quotes about chocolate.  Since my daughter headed off to college recently, I thought I would share a few pieces of the wisdom from her wall and a few I have heard lately.  These are my empty nester quotes to live by.  I included a nice pinable image you can use to place it on your Pinterest for later.  Or you can grab them from the FaveMom quotes board.

Funniest Quote about Empty Nesting

When your kids are fit to live with they are living with someone else

Feel free to pin this quote.  I think it’s the best of all of them.

"As Soon as your kids are fit to live wiht they are living with Someone Else"

Tidbit:  What age are empty nesters?

According to this website the media age is 49.8 years (I am a just a bit younger than that, but I still have one teen at home)

Empty Nester Quote #2

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”
—The Dalai Lama

Give the ones you love wings to fly roots to come back and reasons to stay  quote by the Dalai Lama

Witty Empty Nester Quote

“When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they’re not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They’re upset because they’ve gone from supervisor of a child’s life to a spectator. It’s like being the vice president of the United States.”
—Erma Bombeck


Truthful Empty Nester Quote

“You see much more of your children after they leave home.”
—Lucille Ball

You see much more of your children when they leave home --lucille Ball

Quote of how to deal with Empty Nesting

This quote is actually a joke my brother in law likes to tell people about what you should do to deal with your graduating senior. Though this talks about gifts, I think the most popular gift is money. My daughter made bank when she graduated.  And all my neices and nephews get origami money from me.  Try folding one yourself from our “Money Origami for Grad Collection”

My dad gave me 2 gifts at graduation:  Luggage and a Watch.  He was saying, "It's time to go"

What happened when I left the nest

I think my mom ad one of the healthiest ways to deal with having an empty nest.  But it felt almost unfair to me as I never got to travel outside the contiguous 48 states while growing up.

I went to college my mom wen to hawaii

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And cause I have sharing a little bit of my cat Kuiper’s life here is her sitting on my reading chair looking ready to be inspired.  I know it’s crazy cat lady, but my cat has actually been a really positive thing when I am transitioning through to Empty Nest.  She just comes and snuggles and I love that about cats, at least this cat does it.  And I am positive Kuiper misses our daughter just as much as we do.

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Annette Barney

Annette Barney

I live in the mountains of Utah. Yes, I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I love hot pink, XC skiing, running, hot chocolate, yoga, romance novels,traveling for fun, volunteering and, of course, origami. I am a woman, a mom, a wife and a daughter of God. I believe that everything tastes better with a little bacon or a little chocolate but not both.