By Annie Finnigan; Photography by Brooks Freehill
For most of us, life will only get better after the kids fly the coop. According to Karen Fingerman, associate professor of child development and family studies at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, parents -- especially moms -- enjoy the freedom to pursue their goals and reconnect with other people. To help with the adjustment, check out one of these books:
Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the April 1 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.