Three Years of Blogging – What I’ve Learned, What I’ve Done


Indulge me as I celebrate 3 years of Empty House Full Mind. It's been amazing! On August 16 it will be 3 years since I wrote my first blog post. Three years, approximately 200,000 words. That's as many words as two and a half novels. I've written posts about everything from bullying to Broadway, from friendship to, of course, empty nesting. This post is number 239, which means … [Read more...]

Empty Nesting for the Second Time

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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 my kids, but almost more than them I missed my daily sense of purpose - the time-consuming and emotionally … [Read more...]

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 and movies. Sometimes tv. We talk about fashion - especially … [Read more...]

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, personal blogger, fitness blogger... Many people ask many questions when I tell them I'm a blogger. Some questions are … [Read more...]

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

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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 so much has happened and so many new things have been introduced into my life. My kids left … [Read more...]