The Liebster Award and My 4th Blogaversary

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    This week marks 4 years of blogging for me. It continues to be a rewarding and fun and fulfilling way to spend my time, and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. Some say blogging is on the decline, but I see it differently - blogging is evolving and changing and allowing for everyone to interpret and use their blogs in whatever way they like. There is no … [Read more...]

Adventures in Blogging – That Time I Went Viral

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Going viral is the brass ring of blogging. For most bloggers, it's nearly impossible to go viral just from publishing on our own blogs - we need to be on a much bigger site than our little corners of the internet. For personal and parenting bloggers,there are sites like Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, the New York Times Motherlode, and the biggest blog site of all, the … [Read more...]

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...]