For the past decade, Sharon has written about empty nesting, midlife, and parenting.

Sharon was the Parenting Young Adults Expert on Verywell.com, and her essays and articles have been published on many websites including AARP, Next Avenue, Purple Clover, Scary Mommy, and HuffPost.

She is the founder of the popular Facebook group The Empty Nesters Community.

Sharon has appeared on The Katie Couric Show, discussing empty nesting, and has spoken at conferences.

Sharon has been featured on CNN.com and in the New York Times regarding the empty nest experience.

Contact me at sharongreenthal@gmail.com.

Professional Info

Freelance writer focusing on midlife, marriage, empty nesting and parenting young adults.


Facebook Community Manager
The Empty Nesters Community
9000 members

Facebook Community Manager
The Women of Midlife
2200 members



Interviews, Honors and Awards

  • Interview on USA Today about downsizing in the empty nest
  • Interview on the For Women Over 40 Radio Show with Cyma Shapiro
  • Empty House Full Mind was quoted in the New York Times article The Empty Nest Book Hatchery
  • Here I am interviewed for a  CNN.com article about Michelle Obama turning 50
  • I am honored to be included on Sixty & Me’s list of 20 Inspirational Women That Every Woman Over Sixty Should Know About
  • Radio appearance on the Voice of America with The Boom-Chicka-Boomers of Fun and Fit
  • New Attendee Mentor, BlogHer’14
  • Digital Citizen of the Year, 2014
  • Book Group Facilitator, AARP Life Reimagined
  • Round Table Facilitator, TypeA Conference 2013
  • Speaker, BlogHer’13, Midlife Bloggers Session
  • AARP Decide.Create.Share Initiative Panelist 2013
  • BlogHer Influencer and Advisory Panel 2012-present

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