Prepare for New Beginnings

I know most people think of Spring as a time for new beginnings, or January as a time of new beginnings.   But I have always felt like Fall is a time of new beginnings.  Maybe it’s reminiscent of my childhood days where Fall meant a new school year. I’ve been watching some new construction around […]

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Creek Stewart and Survival Items

Empty Nest Survival Skills from Fat Guys In The Woods host

Today, I want to offer a bit of encouragement about truly defining your DREAMS and then doing every little bitty thing that it takes to make it happen! Let me tell you a story so grab a cup of hot java or tea, and sit back and read a while with me. BELIEVE me, there […]

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Devotion – Are you in over your head?

Peace Like a River Quote - Are you in over your head

          I grew up thinking that adults had all the answers. My parents knew the answer to all my questions. When I was in school, the teachers had all the answers. Someone always knew all the answers. ==>Listen to the Audio Here<== But, somewhere in the rift, as I became an […]

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You are the salt of the earth

You are the salt of the earth Matthew 5:13

My Monday musings had me thinking about some things in the kitchen and a simple grain of salt. You are the salt of the earth it says in the Bible. Have you ever looked at a grain of salt? It’s so small and tiny. Yet, even putting that one little grain on your tongue and […]

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Quick Tips For Surviving Empty Nest Syndrome

First and foremost, let me say, I am not a medical doctor and have no medical background. If your kids have flown from the nest, and you find yourself severely depressed, please seek medical advice. Depression and anxiety are not something to be ashamed of. A sound medical doctor can help you over the hurdle […]

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Are you living life by design or in default?

Isaiah 58:11 The Lord Shall Guide Thee

A love letter the empty nest mom looking for purpose Dear Mom, The remaining frames of your days and your life… All the chapters including career, family, relationships, health, spiritual growth… The pages are still blank and unwritten. If you don’t take charge of your life and script the words and life for yourself, then […]

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8 Insights About Clothing, Feelings and the Connection

older women dressed nice your clothing and how you feel

Do the clothes really make the person? You may rarely think about it, but what you’re wearing today might have been a direct expression of how you felt when you selected the outfit this morning. Maybe you didn’t care or were feeling down when you were getting dressed. But on a day you do care […]

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My Top 5 FREE Ideas to Reduce Anxiety for Moms

There seems to be turmoil all around us. Turn on the local news and it’s nothing but bad. Turn on the National news and it’s bad. World news isn’t a bed of roses either. Compound it with worrying about our own families and communities and it’s real easy for anxiety to fester and grow into […]

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Top 10 Tips For Empty Nest Moms

Top 10 Tips for Empty Nest Moms

1. Prepare – Plan ahead of time, and be prepared for the totally unexpected! You may experience sheer delight realizing the kids are REALLY gone. You may cry your eyes out. Remember, more than likely your hormones are going to be going haywire, which may make your reacting a little “more” than you expected. Whichever […]

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31 Things I’ve Learned About The Empty Nest

Feeling a little whimsical and nostalgic when writing in my journal recently, I decided to ponder some of the lessons the past years have taught me regarding the a topic I know fairly well – The Empty Nest as it relates to the kid flying the coop and being off on his own with his […]

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