Tag Archive: blogging

Empty Nesting for the Second Time

Adjusting to the empty nest is difficult, there’s no doubt about it. When my youngest left for college in the fall of 2010, I felt as though my life’s work – being a full-time mother – was over, and I wondered – a lot – about what I was supposed to do next. I missed…

Boobs. A Conversation.

My midlife blogger friends and I talk about a lot of things. We talk about getting older. We talk about our sex lives – good, bad or nonexistent. We talk about our kids – but not as often as mommy bloggers. We talk about writing techniques, social media, and blogging tools. We talk about books…

How to Talk to a Blogger

Blogger (n): A new(ish) and strange breed of human being who writes things on the internet for all the world to read. Var: coupon blogger, giveaway blogger, craft blogger, recipe blogger, mommy blogger, business blogger, social media blogger. Many people ask many questions when I tell them I’m a blogger. Some questions are welcome: “What…

On the (Somewhat) Momentous Occasion of my Blog’s One Year Anniversary

The other night I mentioned to my kids, Katie and Adam, that the one year anniversary of my blog was just a few days away. They were very surprised. “It’s only been a year???” they both said. Well yes, it’s only been a year – but a very busy year. It seems like longer because…

Mommy Bloggers: What Makes a Good Mother?

One thing is for sure about the blogosphere: there is a huge number of mommy bloggers. These women offer a wide range of ideas and opinions on an endless variety of topics, including (but certainly not limited to) natural births, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homeschooling, socializing, eating vegan, tips for traveling with children, potty training, husbands, friends,…

What happens next: my children are coming home

To my readers- Beginning today, I am taking a brief break from blogging. I’ll be silent for about ten days. But I’ll be thinking a lot about what I want to say when I return to my blog – because my nest will no longer be empty. What does this mean for me? It means…

A Case of Misplaced Identity

When the time came that my children had both gone off to college and I was (finally!) able to do whatever I wanted, I was surprised to discover that I had no idea what whatever I wanted was. Having spent twenty years as a stay-at-home mother, I was suddenly unemployed, if you will…the things that…