I am a mother of grown children, and taking care of them has only gotten harder. When your kids are still at home you have their problems, ailments and illnesses right there with you. Once they leave home and set up housekeeping of their own it becomes harder to take care of them. THEY want your care and concern, but not your advice. They want you to fix the "problem", but don't inconvience them or their schedules.They still want the loving touch when they're sick, and, by the way, could you do the dishes while you're here? Being a mother never ends just because the kids are grown. You just change the location of "Mothering".