You Know When It’s Time I’m getting used to the empty nest — sort of. After all, it has been a decade since my youngest spent the summer at home. I’m becoming comfortable with my own routine, my own life without children at home. Even so, I don’t always like it. Sometimes I wish I … More Why A Solo Road Trip Was Good For My Soul
I’d Rather Be Reading If there was one thing I could do, any time I wanted, for as long as I wanted, it would be to read. If I had no other responsibilities, I would be content to sit in a nice, quiet spot with a good book for hours on end. My husband has … More Why Reading Sometimes Takes You Where It’s Difficult To Go
It’s that time of year again — back to school. The only reason I know this is because of all of the first day of school pictures on my social media feed the last couple of weeks. Those, along with the posts of the moms and dads taking their freshman to college for the first … More Back To School Already? Simple Things Empty Nesters Don’t Know
Who Needs Technology? I have a love/hate relationship with technology. Sometimes, I sound like the older generation I used to roll my eyes at when I was younger. “Why do we need so many television channels?” “Why do I get so much junk email?” “Why have we become so tethered to our smart phones … More How Technology Surprised Me On The Road To Damascus
I have a confession to make. I love the bagpipes. I know, it’s a really different instrument to love, but, I do. Today, I got to listen to bagpipes — lots of them. In case you’re wondering, I wasn’t in Scotland. I don’t think I could even travel to Scotland right now, as much as … More How Do Bagpipes Help Fill My Empty Nest?
What is This Feeling? I’m feeling a little out of sorts today. It’s a feeling I can’t really describe, a strange feeling. Honestly, I’m having trouble even putting it into words. My baby is turning thirty today. How can this possibly be happening? Wasn’t I just teaching her how to drive her purple PT Cruiser? … More How Did Thirty Fun Years Pass In The Blink Of An Eye?
You should never listen to Disney songs when driving with only your labradoodle for several hundred miles. On The Road Again, Alone My husband and I made our annual trek from Florida to North Carolina a few weeks ago. We have a Jeep, which we drive when we’re in the mountains. We drove it home … More Why You Shouldn’t Listen To Disney Songs When Driving With Your Dog
It’s that time of year again. I can tell from my social media. Thousands of high school seniors have just graduated and many will be going off to college in the fall. Some will be the first child in the family to leave the nest, beginning the empty nest process for their parents. Some will … More Three Helpful College Orientation Tips For Parents
What comes to mind when you think of a forest? What emotions do the thoughts of a forest elicit? Do you think of something dark, mysterious and foreboding or do you imagine a beautiful, serene patch of creation filled with birds and other friendly creatures? The answer for me would be both. Little Cabin … More The Woods: A Foreboding Place of Mystery Or Beautiful Creation Of God