About CoziNest

So, your youngest child has moved out and although you are busy with work, hobbies and planning for retirement, you find yourself sad and missing the call of  “Mom!” That was my story, too, until the day a friend set me straight.

My son moved to NYC 7 years ago and this year he moved again; to Los Angeles. I live in Alabama. Then, we moved our daughter (and youngest) to begin her new life in Orlando, FL. I convinced myself for about 10 days that I would never see my grandchildren and that all of my nest building for the last 30 years was in vain. Then my friend said this to me:

“Wow! You obviously did something right to have such independent children!”

What wisdom! It was the perfect thing to say. It seemed worth sharing. It dawned on me that there are lots of women out there just like this friend of mine. Beautiful. Wise. Intelligent. and Over 50. CoziNest is dedicated to sharing their stories.

About CoziNest

I am a writer, blogger, decorator and empty nester. I help women like me, explore ways to lead fulfilling lives so that we continue to have meaningful influence in our families and communities.

Welcome to CoziNest where wisdom and laugh lines are cherished!

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Our two independent children.

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The mission statement of CoziNest.

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P.S. I’m always looking for new features. Send me an email if you have a story/recipe/photo/fashion tip that would tell the tale of a beautiful woman over 50.


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Elaine R. December 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Hi Kim,

Just found you!!! When I saw that you live in AL I knew I had to write.
My husband & I were going to retire to Daphne/Fairhope area a few years back and somehow ended up in Florida!!!!
There is not a week that goes by that he doesn’t say…I wish we were in Alabama!
At this stage in life I can’t imagine looking for another place and moving.
However, I will enjoy your website.
Looking forward to your emails.
Have a blessed Christmas.
Elaine R.


Pat Dupre August 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Kim. I love this. Sounds just like you. We need to have lunch soon. Maybe Jesse’s in Magnolia Springs.