Sharon Greenthal

 Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief, Midlife Boulevard.  @midlifeblvd.  My personal blog is Empty House Full Mind. Blogger, Huffington Post. Follow me on twitter @sharongreenthal. Former stay-at-home mom, now an empty-nester. I live in Orange County, CA with my husband Peter and our perfect dog, Lambeau. My kids are grown but I'm still a mom.

Unconscious Baiting: Gwyneth Paltrow Tells Us Movie Star Parenting Is Harder

In my mind, Gwyneth Paltrow is one of my besties. I hate it when she proves me wrong....more
You say it's not fair to pick on her, but she loves attention when she wants it. That's the ...more

It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. ...more
JaimeLovesStuff agreed. And I have to wonder, if these anti-vaxxers would shun modern medicine ...more

It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. ...more
Karen_C_Wilson  SOME (emphasis on some) people who don't vaccinate are shouting it from the ...more

It's Time for a Frank Discussion on Vaccinating: Don't Be a Jerk

At the same time that Jenny McCarthy is learning that people are attracted to people who vaccinate their children, Kristin Cavallari is being hailed as the next Jenny McCarthy for her public statements on how vaccines cause autism. ...more
Good for you for being angry about this and voicing your opinion with such intelligence. Why ...more

Announcing the Next BlogHer '14 Keynote Speaker: Actor and Activist Kerry Washington

Imagine me wearing a white Olivia Pope trenchcoat and a fabulous smoky eye as I deliver this awesome news: Kerry Washington, actor, activist, style icon, and mom-to-be, will be joining us at BlogHer '14 to talk about her work, her causes, and the power of her social platform to amplify both....more
This is very exciting news!more

I Don't Want My Kids to Be Popular

Lately, one of my daughters has been feeling a little left out at school. I struggle with a zillion concerns and challenges as a parent of five kids. I have endless goals and desires for all my kids, but having school-age girls is really bringing some specific challenges to light, especially as it relates to little girls. Here they are in alphabetical order just randomly thrown on the list: ...more
I always told my kids "you don't want to peak in high school." If it all comes too easy, you ...more

How to Destroy Your Child's Heart and Trust -- One Facebook Post at a Time

I wrote recently about the Private Parent and shared a few things I do in an effort to build a solid, if somewhat hidden, foundation in the lives of my children. ...more
There is never a reason to publicly humiliate your child. Ever. The laissez-faire attitude of so ...more

I Can't Connect with My Daughter

Today the truth is just too hard to say aloud or to even write out on this blank screen that always allows me to explore my thoughts and feelings without regard to judgment or insecurities. But not today. Not about this. Not this truth. This truth breaks my heart and I fear that by spelling it out letter-by-letter, word-by-word, I am willing it into existence. Because right now I can pretend that this only is true in my heart and in my head. But by speaking it aloud, I have an irrational fear that she will feel the same way, too. And that crushes me to my very core....more
When my daughter was a toddler there were many moments - hours - days when I felt that ...more

09/12/04: Three years ago today...

...I was one of many turned away at the blood donor station, and a cat's meow has haunted me ever since....more
I never thought about that, those pets. How sad.more

09/11/04: Three Years Ago Today...

...My bag was packed and sitting on my hotel bed...where it stayed for four more days...more
I can't even imagine how alone you must have felt - how scared and isolated. I'm off to read ...more