Italy – a Trip 25 Years in the Making

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest As the end of the year approaches, I look back on 2014 filled with gratitude and amazement. I never could have predicted some of the things that happened – but then, who ever...more

Marie Callender’s Frozen Desserts for Two – Delicious!

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for Marie Callender’s. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Marie Callender’s and do not earn a commission or percent of sales ....more

“The Other Talk”: Changing the Conversation about Postmenopause

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? Well, as you’ll see in this funny video “The Other Talk”, the answer is a resounding YES, especially when it comes to postmenopause. “The Other Talk” uses the premise of ‘the talk’ recognized as a cultural event in life where mothers talk with their teenage daughters about sex ....more

L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal – Get Your Discount Coupon

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My 10 Favorite Books of 2014

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Though I seem to have less and less time to read books these days, when I do I go all in – devouring the books I like in a matter of a day or two, depending on the book. These 10 books of 2014 are the ones that I enjoyed the most this year – and I’m sure you will, too. Please note: These Amazon links are affiliate links, and this website will make a little money if you make a purchase ....more

Middle-Age – Is This Senior Citizen Adolescence?

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest You think about things. You think about how your grandmother was younger than you when you were born. How your mother was younger than you when you had your first baby ....more

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I’m pleased to partner with Midlife Boulevard to bring you this important public service information about National Family Caregivers Month. Did you know November is National Family Caregivers Month? It’s a great time to celebrate the more than 42 million people in the U.S. that are caring for an older relative or friend ....more

What Happens When Your Boomerang Kid Comes Home?

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Boomerang kids aren’t going anywhere soon. This is an...more

Remembering Firsts, Missing Lasts

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest We talk a lot about the firsts in our lives – first loves, first jobs, our babies’ first steps and first words. Firsts are noted and momentous – photos taken, dates recorded. Firsts are the exciting beginning of whatever comes next – the first day of school offers the possibility of ...more

L’Oreal Age Perfect – it Really Works.

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales ....more