Thank You For the Music

I could say thank you to my family, friends, readers and colleagues for your support, encouragement and friendship in  a million different ways, but this year I'll go with music - because how can I go wrong? Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving 2013. … [Read more...]

15 Things I Miss During the Holidays in My Empty Nest (Cookies!)

halloween, christmas, holidays, thanksgiving, hanukkah, family, empty nest, holidays without kids, midlife

Most of the year, the empty nest is good. Though I miss my kids when I don't see them or hear from them often enough (are you listening, son?), my husband and I have adapted quite nicely to a home that's just the two of us and our dog. But somewhere around mid-October, I start to feel the emptiness a little bit more, as the holiday season begins.  Here are 15 things I … [Read more...]

Thank You. So Much.

DSCN0011

Lois Alter Mark of Stylesubstancesoul.com wrote a post that I loved called 25 Things I'm Thankful For. With Thanksgiving a few days away, her list made me consider what it is that I'm especially thankful for this year. Let me get the big things out of the way - I'm thankful for the health and success of my children, my husband, my family, my friends - everyone I love. I'm … [Read more...]