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Empty Nest · 2d ago

Sleepover at Grandma's

Some weekends are routine. Some are filled with busy-ness. Some are spent alone and some are spent with friends and family. Some are quiet and some are loud. Mine are spent in front of the television during football season because it's football seaso...
Empty Nest · 4d ago

Twenty-Nine

Someone has a birthday today! It's a milestone birthday. Well, it's a milestone as in this is the first and only REAL time she'll turn 29 so...DD3/Lovely 3/Birdie/Baby M's mommy came into this world a patient, happy little bit of love. And grew up to...
Empty Nest · 1w ago

Finding the Hodgepodge

Wednesdays seem to come around quickly, don't they? Fall will be over before we know it and we haven't had fall weather yet. That's just sad. Even sadder is if fall AND winter skip us again ...
Empty Nest · 1W ago

A Haunted Tale

If you think you've read this post before, you might have. It's a repost from 2011 and 2015. I know, I know. But it's such a funny...I mean, scary tale and it's October and that means Hallow...
Empty Nest · 1W ago

Cracking Under the Pressure

When I think about the moms who have such a terrible time when they finally have to face an empty nest I wonder if it's because these sweet souls have made their children the center of their...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

A Friendly Hodgepodge

The first few October mornings have been delightfully chilly. Sadly, the temps rise by the afternoon into the upper 70s- low 80s and that's just too hot for me. I'm ready to don some fall cl...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

What Does Autumn Really Bring?

If you're a regular reader here at Empty Nest, you know I adore fall and all things associated with it. Winter comes in at a close second. Even though our fall isn't lovely here in the low-c...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

Tips for Caring for an Aging Parent

Life seems to happen in mysterious ways, doesn't it? I decided to quit teaching to take care of my first grandbaby. After the first year, her mommy decided to try a few days of daycare but s...
Empty Nest · 3W ago

Designing the Hodgepodge

It's nearly October but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature to cool down her temps around here. Hopefully, we'll see that fall cool down in a few more days. It's fall, it's football season,...
Empty Nest · 3W ago

Rocking Some School Spirit- Or Not

This kid of mine is an athletic trainer and mommy...and wife and sister and daughter and g...