An Interview With…Me

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Finding a new path at midlife after being a stay-at-home mom was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done. I am very happy to be featured in an interview on the encouraging and fascinating website Next Act for Women, where Hélène Tragos Stellian features women who have changed things up at midlife. I hope you’ll click over to take a look! ...more

What Can One White Woman Do to Change the World?

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I can’t stop thinking about this. What can I do – one person, one white woman who lives comfortably, rarely confronted by racial problems in my daily life? What do I know of prejudice, bias, hatred, violence, fear? ...more

12 Things I Learned at Summer Camp That are Still True

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When You’re the Old People at the Wedding

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Weddings are the ultimate expression of optimism and hope. Whether small and simple...more

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