Empty House, Full Mind

 Co-founder/Editor-in-Chief, Midlife Boulevard.  @midlifeblvd.  My personal blog is Empty House Full Mind. Blogger, Huffington Post. Follow me on twitter @sharongreenthal. Former stay-at-home mom, now an empty-nester. I live in Orange County, CA with my husband Peter and our perfect dog, Lambeau. My kids are grown but I'm still a mom.

Sailing Away on Her Last Spring Break

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest How can it be? How is it possible that my little girl is nearly done with college, and setting sail on a cruise through the Caribbean for her final spring break…ever? How can she be nearly twenty-two…wasn’t I just twenty-two a few minutes ago? ...more

If I’m Tired, It’s OK. Right? Right???

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest At lunch the other day with two of my oldest (not OLDEST) friends, one of them asked: “Are there ever days you don’t think you can get out of bed?” Well, yes. Yes there are. ...more

How to Watch the Oscars Like a Pro

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest I love awards shows, and the Oscars are my favorite! I’m on Midlife Boulevard with a...more

Yes, These Sports Illustrated Models are Plus Size

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest The big news that Sports Illustrated is featuring a plus size model in its swimsuit edition has created a stir. Many people are complaining that, at size 12, Robyn Lawley is not really plus size. Even Ashley Graham, featured in the Swimsuits for All...more

What Will We Be 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.” Continue reading my predictions...more

36 Questions for Long Married Couples

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest If you read the New York Times “Modern Love” column, you probably read the one a few weeks ago about the woman who, upon meeting up with a man she was dating, proceeded to ask and answer 36 questions that made them fall in love. Such a romantic yet scientific way to find a relationship – but what about those of us who have been married for, well, forever? What questions do we ask to keep our hearts beating as one? ...more

Photographic Memory 2.0

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L’Oreal Age Perfect – I’m All In

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

Sometimes, Life Takes a Toll

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Every year we spend Christmas with my husband’s side of the family. There are 16 of us, and for the most part this is the only time we see each other all year. The grandchildren...more

MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program – a New Year, a New Way of Life

Empty House Full Mind - Observations from the midlife empty nest Happy New Year! Time to start that weight loss plan – for me, anyway. But in reality it’s about more than weight loss at midlife, it’s also about better health and a better quality of life ....more