Welcome to AHWH :) I am a mid-forties small business women who is just entering into that second phase of life. The phase where all my kids have almost moved on to their next adventure, and now I am looking at the question "What do I Want to be When They Grow Up?!" AHWH is about sharing that with you. The beginning stages of being an Empty Nester, what I want that to look like and making it up as I go. My hope is that I can share some fun stuff with you, and get to know you through this blog and social media.

The Second Half of 2015: Where do you want to end up?

YouCanDoItHere’s a question for you?

Where do you want to end up at the end of 2015?  What do you want to be celebrating on New Years Eve 2015?  This is a great time to take a look at it.

 <<== Kind of a fun play on the old Home Depot commercial, but it’s true!

When I started my journey with DS Domination less than two years ago, I had no idea how to sell on eBay or Amazon.  What I did know was that I needed to find a way to start earning extra income (a full-time income) from home.

For years, I listening to the “gurus”.  They would go and sell an info product or course and tell me how easy it was to start making “INSANE”  money from home.  So I would go and buy their latest product and give it another try.  I would work, and work, and work … not see any results and so I would give up.

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The Empty Nest Journey


So, I feel like I am on a bit of a strange journey… and I want to share it with you because I’m sure many of us are on this journey.  I’m calling it my Empty Nest Journey.

Now that the holiday is over and we are really full swing into the summer months, many of us are preparing for our kids to go for the first time.  Off to college, off to a new job, off to somewhere else!

It’s exciting, and it’s scary, and it fills me with so many questions.

Things like:

  • Now What?
  • Where do I want to invest my time?
  • What things do I enjoy doing for me?
  • What do I want to do to earn sustainable income?
  • How can I lose all this weight and get healthy?
  • In what areas do I want to contribute to society?
  • What kind of groups, hobbies do I want to enjoy?
  • Do I want to get a pet?
  • Where do I want to visit?

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Content Marketing – Keep Visitors Coming to Your Blog This Summer

We all know content marketing is a great way to keep visitors interested and coming back to our blogs and website regularly.  Often times, the problem is not having enough hours in a day to create blog posts that will add value and be of interest to your market our niche.

An even bigger problem (at least for me right now) is that summer is here and there are 101 things that I could find to do besides sitting in front of a computer screen to create a rocking good blog post, lol!

Many of us have kids and families that demand extra attention in the summer.  We want to go out and enjoy fun summer activities like camping, going to the beach, celebrations, or even just taking the kids to the park.

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Blogging Brain Farts And What To Do About Them

Blogging Brain Farts! We all have them. You sit and stare at a blank screen, hoping for a thought, a tiny piece of inspiration, something…. ANYTHING to write about.  blogging brain fart

And your brain says NOPE! Not today!

  • Maybe I’ll get an idea if I cruise Facebook for a few minutes (meanwhile an hour passes by and you’re still scrolling through Facebook’s news-feed)
  • Maybe if I stop trying so hard something will come to me, I’ll just have a quick game of Candy Crush
  • Let me just go check out so and so’s blog, they always give me inspiration

Does any of this sound familiar?

It happens to me all the time. In fact, I’m having one of those days right now (ha ha yup totally inspired this post)!!!

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