This is my first school year with both our kids out of the house. DS1 (22) is in his junior year of college, and DS2 (almost 19) is almost through his first semester. Both of them are on the other side of the country, so we went cold turkey -- no weekends home with a trunk full of laundry or even Thanksgiving. They come home for a few weeks over winter break (end of next week, yippee!), we go out for the family weekend events once a year, and that's about it. They have done or plan to do things away over the summer vacations, too, so they're pretty much living away even though they're still technically residents here. And, yes, we kept their rooms "theirs." I'm that big a sucker for my kids. :-)
It's been a huge adjustment around here, mostly for my day-to-day routine since I'm a SAHM . . . which feels very odd, because I'm a mom to kids who aren't around, but I self-identify as a mom, I kind of go in circles about it. Everyone's in a place they want to be, though, and we're all taking care to be good to one another. Still finding my way, or starting to, and grateful for the opportunity.
How are the rest of you mamas who are remote parenting?