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I Survived My Empty Nest!

I was chatting with someone yesterday about the transition we have to make as mothers when our kids leave the nest... I think it's one of the most difficult we face in life.

That is, if you like your kids! LOL!

All kidding aside, most of us who are moms LOVE being moms. It's our identity for most of our lives and then POOF, everything changes overnight.

Even for those who were working moms, like me. Being a mom was my primary job. My life revolved around my kids and their many activities. And I loved every minute of it!

We all have unique empty nest experiences and what I found the most surprising for me is that the transition from college to independent living was the most difficult.

When they were in college, we were still very intertwined in their lives. I was lucky to have 2 very chatty girls so we talked almost daily (thank God for the internet!). And they were home for every break and during the summer.

Then they graduated from college... and moved out!!! 

Now THAT was...

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My 5 Tips to Get Into a Positive Headspace?

I had a less than positive experience flying to Los Angeles this past week, but I never got mad or let it effect me in a negative way. I remained positive and rolled with the punches the airline kept throwing my way. 

As I was thinking about what topic to write about this week, this experience popped into my head as a good example of how I keep a positive mindset. And since I'm always asked how I stay so positive, I thought this would be a great time to share my best tips...

Just to give you a sense of what happened with my flights, I'll go in chronological order.

Last Monday I was supposed to fly from Charlottesville to LA, with a connection through Chicago. About 24 hours before my flight, I got a text from the airline that my Chicago to LA flight was cancelled. 

I immediately jumped on the phone with the airline and was able to secure the ONLY option, according to the flight attendant after about 30 minutes of searching. It wasn't an...

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