Selling Our Home of 24 Years – Part 2

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Our house is sold, and we’ve bought another. In the next 30 days I will need to pack, sort, store and toss 24 years of living. Fortunately I’ve always been a good tosser-outer, so much of the work has been done already ....more

The Reason Mad Men Breaks My Heart

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Spoiler alert: If you have not watched the Sunday, May 10 episode of Mad Men, The Milk and Honey Route, don’t read this post. ...more

From a Princess to Pop Stars – the Week in Fashion

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest What happened this week? We all oohed and ahhed when Princess Kate gave birth and looked beautiful as she carried her newborn girl from the hospital to the car to be taken to her country home to recover with her family. The world loves a princess ....more

Why My Children Didn’t Have Jobs in High School

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Selling Our Home of 24 Years – Part One

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I know this place. For twenty-four years we’ve lived here. I arrived, almost...more

The Trouble with Social Media for Parents of College Students

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I sat with a friend a few weeks ago as she scrolled through photos on her phone, stopping to show me pictures of her daughter, a freshman in college. This is a strong, intelligent woman with 2 well-adjusted and successful children. ...more

Adventures in Blogging – That Time I Went Viral

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Going viral is the brass ring...more

Albertini Skin Care for Midlife Women

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest The first BAM Conference was March 6-7 in Nashville. I was part of the team that brought this first blogging conference for midlife women to nearly 100 attendees. It was very exciting for us, and we’re looking forward to our BAM conference in 2016 ....more

Don Draper, My Father and Me

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest With the return of Mad Men this Sunday, April 5 for its final season, I thought it was appropriate to share this post I wrote last year on Purple Clover. When Sally Draper got out of the car on an episode of...more

There is No Real “Safe Space.” We All Need to Get Used to It.

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Years ago I developed an irrational fear of being in a movie theater and someone pulling out a gun and shooting people. This was long before it...more