15 Things We’ll Feel Nostalgic for in 25 Years

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I know I don’t need to remind anyone of the enormous differences between now and 1990, but just consider these things: video rental stores, pagers, Grammy winners Milli Vanilli, the debut of The Simpsons. Everyone was watching Thirtysomething. A young Julia Roberts captured our attention in her breakout film Pretty Woman ....more

The Liebster Award and My 4th Blogaversary

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6 Reasons Getting Older Doesn’t Suck

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Why I Kept My Kids Busy During the Summer

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest There were not a lot of lazy days during the summer when my kids were growing up. A week after school ended and a week before it started they were home, without plans or schedules, but for the most part, most of their summer days were spent in organized activities, from pre-school through middle school. They loved it ....more

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