Category Archives: Empty-Nesters

What Hurricane Irene can teach us about finding a job

Living without electricity for a week, due to Hurricane Irene, proved to be more stressful and exhausting than I would have thought. Being the eternal optimist, I neglected to prepare for the storm with the sense of fear and intensity … Continue reading

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Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems: Why I Help High School and College Students Find Their Next Step

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Bigger kids, bigger problems”? It seems like just yesterday the problems I faced as a mother were so simple in comparison to the issues of a mom with kids in college and the real … Continue reading

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Meet an empty nester learning a new language: Social Media

I am a 52-year-old woman, an empty nester embarked on my own Next Step, trying to learn a new language; it is called SOCIAL MEDIA. I might as well be learning Greek, because it certainly seems like Greek to me! … Continue reading

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Good News from The Empty Nest, Bat Fans!

So, I am beyond happy to announce that the bat was not rabid! I can’t tell you how relieved I was when our local Animal Control officer called me with the report. The question of the empty nest still remains … Continue reading

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The Nest Was Almost Empty but then THE BAT FLEW IN!!!

My nest is officially empty! The last birdie flew the coop, not without a little excitement last night from an unwanted bat, which managed to fly in. Do you think the bat knew there was an upcoming vacancy? All kidding … Continue reading

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My Empty-Nester Story; or, My Second Half.

Head 4 Success College & Career Counceling is my newest business venture. Throughout my life I have had a few. I started with aspirations of being an opera singer! I then became an elementary school teacher, a mother, a group … Continue reading

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One Week Until The Nest Is Empty.

Even though my nest is about to empty for the second time, I must admit I have noticed that “the blues” have descended upon me. The first time my nest went from 3 to 2, was very traumatic; from 2 … Continue reading

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Watch for the signs

Are you wishing for something different: a job, a new career, a new direction, or a way to fill the time and space when your nest empties out? You never know when someone or something will impact your future. It … Continue reading

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A Good Laugh

What’s better than a good laugh? If we could schedule laughter into our day don’t you think the world would be a happier place? Sometimes it is easy to forget to laugh. We may be worrying about finding a job, … Continue reading

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The Nest is Empty…it’s your turn now!

As homemakers for the last 20-something years, once our youngest child heads off to college many of us emerge unemployed from the job of domestic engineer. This can be a very stressful time. As much as we may look forward … Continue reading

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