Tag Archive: blogging

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

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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,…

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

My children are coming home. What does this mean for me? It means that my son  is returning home, for good, from the University of Arizona. He will attend a local junior college where he hopefully will ( if he listens to his parents) play football and consider where he would like to continue his…

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…