empty nesters An Empty-Nester On Moving Forward By Samantha Guzman • Jul 19, 2016 Shutterstock When kids move out of the house—to college or to a first apartment—the homes they leave behind are never quite the same. So what is a parent to do? Melissa Shultz is the author of, “From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life.” Today on Think, Krys Boyd spoke with her about how parents can refocus their lives once children are gone. Chris Tucker: Empty Nest LoJoLu Photography / Flickr.com This time of year, many families find themselves in a period of transition as kids depart for college. Commentator Chris Tucker has these thoughts on a big change in his life.