There comes a time in most everyone’s life where you wonder, “what the hell do I do now?”. The kids are growing up and don’t need me as much, I hate my job, should I buy an RV? Is God ignoring me? I want to redecorate my house or move, who am I? why can’t… Continue reading Farewell to the Nest, Hello to the Margarita Bar: Navigating Midlife as an Empty Nester
Dear Santa, Over the years we’ve been caught kissing, having cookies and milk together and even playing reindeer games when we got into the liquor cabinet with Blitzen that one time. But the gifts I’ve gotten over the years have been mediocre at best. I don’t mean to be critical, but I do most of… Continue reading Dear Santa. A Letter from an Empty Nester Mom (that’d be me) on What She Really Wants in 2023 for Christmas.
We just returned home from a weeks vacation at the coast. Walked in the front door and groaned. We have to start packing for our upcoming move. Ok, we kinda started already but there is so much more to do! What were we thinking? What’s the best way to pack all the wine bottles safely?… Continue reading A Midlife Guide To The Empty Nest Lifestyle While Cheerfully Embracing The Latest Trend of Luxury Apartment Living
I’m not the best parent. I don’t even pretend to be. I guess you could say I’m a realist. But my kids are grown, left the nest and they do still visit on occasion. And while I admit to not being the best mom in suburbia, my kids are healthy and for the most part,… Continue reading I’m Not The Best Mom But Please Don’t Tell The Dog.
This is a blog post from my friend Robin over at http://www.solongpta.com Love her humor during our pandemic! I thought you would too! Re-Nesting Covid Style also known as “PANDEMICS ARE FOR THE BIRDS” So here we are, 2020, the year of the Worldwide Pandemic. Or does “pandemic” mean worldwide? (I’ll google later) It’s real and scary, and… Continue reading Re-Nesting Covid Style
I am no authority on empty nesting yet. My oldest isn’t moving out till this weekend. And as long as he takes that nasty couch he bought in college off Craig’s List, I will be very happy. Meanwhile I’ve been planning on how to handle Empty Nest Syndrome. Medical Definition of empty-nest syndrome : a… Continue reading Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome
Let’s chat. It’s May 2018 and I am so over it already. Is May super busy for everybody? Seems like every May I can’t get my shit together. Not that I usually have it together but mostly I have it halfway together. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. This is the month of… Continue reading May is a Bitch.
Thing 1 & 2 will graduate high school/college in May. We will officially be empty nesters and we can’t wait! But hold up. I’m getting the stink eye from people over my enthusiasm. Why can’t I be excited? I’m not judging you for being upset that your babies are leaving home. Why can’t we all… Continue reading Soon to be Empty Nesters. And We Can’t Wait!
Hellooooooooo! (Ms. Doubtfire voice) So let’s talk empty nest readiness. Are you ready for them to GET OUT? (Amityville Horror voice). I’m sure no parent is really ready for them all to leave home for good. And to keep from crying about it I do the following: Think of all the grocery money I’ll save… Continue reading My Big Headed Kids & Empty Nest Readiness.
Last Friday I went to the pep rally. I haven’t been to a high school pep rally since the 80’s. But this was Thing 2’s last Homecoming weekend (being a Senior and all) and I wanted to make sure I experienced it with him. I am so glad I did. I am usually working on… Continue reading Go To The Pep Rally!