“The Other Talk”: Changing the Conversation about Postmenopause

After we reach age 50, are there still some things that mom knows best? Well, as you’ll see in this funny video “The Other Talk”, the answer is a resounding YES, especially when it comes to postmenopause. “The Other Talk” uses the premise of ‘the talk’ recognized as a cultural event in life where mothers […]

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Empty Nester Downsize: The Ultimate Adventure

As you may be aware, I am the ultimate advocate of adventures, the #findadventure promoter, the supporter of new ideas and the author of the Inevitablitlty of Change. It is now time that I take some of my own advice. But what if this change is something so big and life altering that life as you know it will never be […]

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Empty Nest Dads: Why It’s OK To Miss Your Children

Please help me give a warm welcome to our newest Guest Adventurer! Mary Pat is an empty nest single mom of two sons. She writes tips to help fathers in the transition on her free newsletter www.emptynestdad.com.   My two sons are 24 and 25. I enjoyed their company at every stage of their lives and […]

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Traveling with your pets: They can #findadventure too!

The #findadventure campaign has got legs! The four-legged kind! Do you enjoy traveling with your pets? Taking a canine companion along is one creative way to mix it up, keep the family together and add a different kind of adventure to your travel! Our goal with the find adventure challenge was to inspire everyone to be creative […]

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Attention Empty Nester Photographers!

Are you a photographer? No, not a professional, just someone who loves photography! Do like to take photos? Do you have an Instagram account? We are looking for empty nester photographers who would like to share their photos! Do you like to take pictures of your cat? Your dog? The sunset? Doors? Windows? Food? Cities? […]

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New Year’s Eve Destinations

New Year’s Eve Destinations: Do you make special plans for this holiday? Do you like to just stay home and relax? Have you ever traveled to a unique location? When discussing New Year’s Eve festivities, there are usually two types of people: Those that love an exciting New Year’s Eve complete with party hats and streamers and […]

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Shopping online for unique gifts? Check out the brand new: BOXFOX

How many of us are shopping online for unique gifts? In my experience, I don’t seem to find anything I haven’t seen before. My desire is to give a thoughtful, reasonably priced and creative gift…something clever and unique my friend will remember! I just love clever, don’t you? One of my goals is to introduce […]

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Oh, the places we will go (or just vacations to dream about)! My newest list of destinations for 2015 and beyond!

Life in our Empty Nest is ALWAYS in flux. One minute we have plans to be in Paris on our anniversary and the next minute we have cancelled that trip and we are instead traveling to Hawaii for a business rewards trip. Because my husband Craig travels for business frequently, we quickly accrue points and miles and […]

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Hawaiian paradise! Photos of our trip to Hawaii and Maui

Our recent trip to the Hawaiian islands of Hawaii and Maui was chock-full of adventure. It was an adventurous experience primarily because there was a strong threat of a hurricane that was to hit the Big Island of Hawaii for the first three days of the trip! We have never experienced severe weather like this and […]

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The find adventure movement is starting to catch fire!

Find Adventure! Just a few weeks ago I suggested starting a movement called #findadventure. For this activity we hope to encourage creative, out-of-the-box thinking and allow today be the beginning of a new adventure. This activity comes equipped with a hashtag and a brand new sticker called #findadventure. We define “adventure” as anything you find adventurous […]

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