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

The Astonishing Adults Our Children Become

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Note: This post was written almost 2 years ago, but somehow got lost in my files. Now that my son is almost 23, it rings more true than ever. Our children grow up and, no matter how well we think we’re prepared for it, they astonish us...more

Taking Chances – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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This Again? Yes, Being a Stay-at-Home Mom is a Job

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Once again, the question has been answered by yet another mom, so sure that she has the right answer to a question that has come up over and over again. Is being a stay-at-home mom a job? According to this young and irritating woman, being a stay-at-home mom is not a job ....more