Without a doubt, empty nesters love their dogs ~

Empty nesters love their dogs

Without a doubt, empty nesters love their dogs – An Update!

Does a dog fill in the space that has been left behind since our kids have grown and left the nest?  Can a dog fulfill a parenting need in the Empty Nest? In my opinion, yes. Yes on both questions. Don’t misunderstand dogs are not children, we just love them like they are!

Ultimately, it may not the best idea for enhancing our new-found freedom. The kids are grown, the house is quiet and we get… A DOG? Why now? Why complicate life with a new puppy? Because they are awesome!

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The Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

top 5 most popular posts of 2015


You do not have to look too deep in to the world of social media to see that everyone is publishing topics like the Top 5 Most Popular Posts ,The Nine Best Instagram Photos, The Best of This, The Best of That and even The Top Ten Dishes of 2015 (I did that). There is a very good reason for this. Reflection. As responsible bloggers, we need to reflect upon the work from the prior year in order to plan for and evaluate the next year’s editorial calendar.

However, my favorite part of the “Best of Post” is revisiting a topic that made people happy! My goal was to bring together a community of empty nesters to share their adventures. I am indeed the largest contributor, but there have been many Guest Adventurers who have written amazing articles and were willing to allow me to publish them! Thank you for that!

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It’s Called the Empty Nest and it is a Syndrome

Please welcome our newest Guest Adventurer! Cinthia Milner  Horticulturist, Writer, Believer Cinthia is a trained horticulturist who works as a garden coach, speaker, educator and writer at a local, independent garden center in Asheville, NC. She writes for magazines, and newspapers but enjoys her blog writing the most at  www.transplantedandstillblooming.com, where she writes about the …

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Find Adventure in Midlife!

You’ve reached midlife, the kids are doing great… now what? I believe that might be the million-dollar question. What do you want to do when you grow up? Now that our kids are grown and we have put all of our energy into making them the very best adults they can be, it is our …

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Music for Empty Nesters

Music for Empty Nesters: The Eagles Hotel California Tour- At the risk of totally aging myself…my very first concert as a teenager (age 15) was The Eagles Hotel California Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.  Tomorrow, I will visit the same venue for the same concert tour 38 years later! Kate Atkinson of Entertainment …

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