January’s Close & Next Chapter Living

For some, the midlife journey is no joke! After several years of navigating my way through midlife and encountering three major life transitions at the same time (career change, physical change, and empty nest) I think I’m finally getting the hang of this midlife thing and I want you to know that I take great … Continue reading January’s Close & Next Chapter Living

Blank Slates and 10 Ways to Begin YOUR 2018

There’s just something about a blank slate chalk board. Imagery of my early days in elementary school comes to mind and that giant, green, wood-framed chalk board that expanded the full length of an entire wall. The teacher's desk was usually situated right in front of the massive chalk board wall. Other than the date … Continue reading Blank Slates and 10 Ways to Begin YOUR 2018

Week 4: A Christmas Worth Celebrating AND Welcoming 2018

Happy New Year friend! I trust that you made some special memories with loved ones this past week and that you will continue to do so as the New Year rushes in. This week’s Midlife Monday (which was meant for Christmas Day last Monday) has me reflecting still on that one very beautiful word… celebration. … Continue reading Week 4: A Christmas Worth Celebrating AND Welcoming 2018

Week 3: A Christmas Worth Savoring

Welcome to this week's Midlife Monday. It's Week 3 of my 4 Week series called, A Christmas Worth Savoring  The past two weeks highlighted ways of preparation and mediation to help you stay focused through all the business of your Christmas week with family and friends.   This week I want to invite you to join me into … Continue reading Week 3: A Christmas Worth Savoring

Week 2: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring

So why do we need a Christmas worth savoring, anyway? Because it all just seems to go way too fast? Yes... But also because it would be a shame if we got caught up in all the hustle and bustle of doing and shopping and running here and there like crazy people. What if in all our … Continue reading Week 2: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring

Week 1: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring

It’s Dec 4th already friends! Can you believe it? I don’t know about you, but I’m far from ready for the BIG DAY! - So many things to do! - So many place to go! - So many gifts to buy! It’s the common Christmas mantra for many. It’s the mantra of our culture. It’s … Continue reading Week 1: A Four Week Plan for a Christmas Worth Savoring

3 Ways to Help You Prepare for the Best Thanksgiving Ever!

The giving of thanks - an empty nesters perspective One Thanksgiving family tradition we have enjoyed throughout the years as a family since 1987 when the Block Buster hit was released, is gathering together to watch Planes Trains and Automobiles. It’s a movie with a story line that combines the best of the good, the hard, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Help You Prepare for the Best Thanksgiving Ever!

When You Need to Unplug – From Everything

Today, I took my own advice. I unplugged. And my guess, Midlife Momma, is that you too, may feel like you need to unplug from life from time to time. It's Okay to Unplug - to REST As a flight attendant, one thing I struggle with is not having a consistent schedule and feeling like … Continue reading When You Need to Unplug – From Everything

5 Things I Learned from My Writing Retreat That Apply to Empty Nest

It’s not every day you have the chance to get away to focus three entire days doing what you love. Last weekend, I took a break from my regular flying schedule and traveled to Charlotte, NC to attend a writing workshop/retreat. This community of writers I’m part of are all in different places on the … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned from My Writing Retreat That Apply to Empty Nest

5 Things Runways Can Teach Us About Midlife and Empty Nest

In last week’s Midlife Monday, I wrote about letting go and moving forward when empty nest happens. (You can read more about that here: link) Today I want to focus on helping you take the next step in discovering your true, authentic self and how to help ‘her’ rise above the surface. Every year, over … Continue reading 5 Things Runways Can Teach Us About Midlife and Empty Nest

When Empty Nest Leaves You Wondering – Practice These 3 Things

"Wonder" begets "Wonder-ing"This past week, I had a long layover in Buffalo, New York. I failed to experience real, authentic Buffalo chicken wings, however, I was able to take in something even more memorable...Niagara Falls. My crew and I left our uniforms behind and decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and spend … Continue reading When Empty Nest Leaves You Wondering – Practice These 3 Things

10 Things New Empty Nesters Struggle With and Some ‘Relief Humor’

Most of the time, major life-transitions are difficult ...(And empty nest is one of those times) So many kinds of transitions. Life is full of them. The planned and the unplanned. The expected and the unexpected. The ones you long for and the ones you dread. The transition from childhood to adulthood. From high school to college. … Continue reading 10 Things New Empty Nesters Struggle With and Some ‘Relief Humor’

When Your Big Plans for Monday – Get Moved to Tuesday…Do This:​

I've done it subconsciously, most of my life... I doodle arrows. On anything. On everything. Ever since I can remember, this has been a silly habit of mine. Yes, I was that child who could not sit still unless it was something that held my interest and attention. Creating was my outlet and I shied … Continue reading When Your Big Plans for Monday – Get Moved to Tuesday…Do This:​

What Empty Nest and (Backyard) Construction Sites Have in Common

When your last child leaves home and you feel like a bulldozer ran over your heart, ...and it all seems so overwhelming, ...so final, ...so strange, ...how, and where do you begin to change the landscape of your life after kids? I'll tell you the first thing I did, friend. I cried. After our youngest … Continue reading What Empty Nest and (Backyard) Construction Sites Have in Common

Coming This Fall – A New Focus on Empty Nesters

I'm so excited about what I've been preparing to share with you, friends, and so I thought I'd post a quick update for you. It's been quite a year of having to recover from broken bones, torn ligaments, and much-needed surgery for my knees. I've had a lot of time to consider my writing path … Continue reading Coming This Fall – A New Focus on Empty Nesters