I’m so glad you’re here! Empty Nest Blessed is a lifestyle website and blog for long-time, new, and even not-yet Empty Nesters. Me? I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 30 years and we have one son attending law school, one son who recently graduated from college (and got married three weeks later!), and one daughter who is a college junior.
Without a doubt, entering the empty nest season of life can be a complex time of transition. Not only are the children leaving home, but this time is often accompanied by a milestone birthday (I actually turned 50 on the EXACT day I dropped my last child off at college. Seriously?), physical changes, reconnecting with your spouse, and the challenge of redefining yourself as a woman in today’s world. Just like any other season of life, the blessings come along with the challenges. Perhaps one of the greatest adjustments in this season of life is giving ourselves (guilt-free!) permission to focus on many of the areas of life that we may have set aside while busy in the child-rearing years. In that spirit, some of the topics I cover at Empty Nest Blessed include:
- Cooking for Two
- Date Night Ideas
- Generating Income – opportunities to earn a little (or a lot).
- Giving Yourself Away (Volunteering)
- Health & Fitness
- Parenting Adult Children
- Learning & Growing (Let’s refocus and recommit to doing everything better. Our little excuses have moved out of the house!)
- Your Second Act – (Work? Further your education? Learn a new skill?)
Under the Resources tab in my navigation bar, you’ll find a drop-down menu of helpful resources for Not-Yet Empty Nester, New Empty Nester, and even Long-Time Empty Nesters. I hope you’ll find these as valuable as I have. Also under the Resources tab, you’ll find a section entitled Profiles of Empty Nesters, where you can read about other women just like you, and how they’ve handled the empty nest. The empty nest looks different for everyone and you’ll be amazed and encouraged by their stories!
If you’ve looked around on Empty Nest Blessed, you know that I write about what interests me and what I think my readers will love. One day it might be the latest style trends and how to wear them when you’re over 50, or our latest empty nester getaway, and one day it might be a great sale I’ve found. In my blog posts, I’ll always link to my favorite resources, products, and places – to hopefully inspire and equip you. As with many other bloggers, some the products I share may yield a commission if you use my link to make a purchase. I only collaborate with companies that align with my persona, taste, and brand. Anything I write is my own opinion and I will always disclose if an item is gifted to me or I am being compensated for a post. Want to collaborate? Learn more here.
I love to speak about all aspects of midlife and the empty nest season of life. I am available for TV, radio, or print interviews as well as speaking engagements with groups. To learn more, click here.
Thanks again for visiting Empty Nest Blessed. I love sharing my empty nester journey with you and I love it when you share your journey with me too! Want to subscribe to my email list? You can do it here. Also, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment at the end of any post. (I read and respond to every single one.)
If you’re an empty nester who wants to live this season of life with purpose, you’ve come to the right place. I’m here to encourage you in the empty nest! I promise to keep it fun, uplifting, and most of all, a blessing.
P. S. I recently had an opportunity to answer some of my readers’ questions about my own empty nest experience and also about how Empty Nest Blessed came to be. It was such fun! To read this Q&A, click here.