From Mom to Me Again

How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives - but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom", then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward?

From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for listeners preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.

©2016 Melissa T. Shultz (P)2017 Tantor

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A good place to start

Just entering this phase of life and looking for some guidance. It was helpful and on point. I will continue to look for books on this topic but that deal with this phase of life when single. It's a much more difficult road I believe.

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Exactly what I needed to hear

I can't thank the author enough for these words that are so helping me in the season of life. So inspirational!

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Just ok

The second half where she gives actual websites and resources for finding jobs mid-life is helpful. The first half didn’t speak to me.

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Keep Listening/reading

I found it hard to listen first because it made me think about my past and being a mother. I pushed through it and told myself that I needed to feel the sorrow in order to get to the next chapter not only while listening but in my own life. Turned out my instincts were right ended on a positive hopefully note.

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disapointed

the book was too much about the author's personal stories. I was looking for ideas to help

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I wanted to learn not hear her life story

I read this book to learn more about how my wife views our now empty nest situation. I didn't get this book to hear about this author's life story and daddy issues. I had to stop after the 6th chapter. I hope the author has sorted things out in her life. I will find another book to be able to better see my wife's point of view now our kids are grown.

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Very open and realistic journey

Found myself relating to many of the author's experiences.

Only wish it had a chapter on the single parent empty nester (challenges are quite different then couples)

Emjoyable and helpful read.

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This is a good book

This is a good book, I like it, I want to listen it, I learn something from the book

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  • Kim
  • 07-24-19

Great book but narrated badly

The book by Melissa Shultz is very well written and enjoyable, helpful for a parent going through a similar experience. Unfortunately the narrator Wendy King is not doing a great job, it’s hard to follow as she doesn’t seem to understand what she is reading and distorts the words, giving the contents often a false meaning. She would be better reading night time stories for kids to be honest. It is not easy to follow her monotonous voice which she is raising in the wrong moments - but I truly enjoy the contents of the book. Thinking about getting the book itself.