Mom’s Dirty Little Secret at #DadChat

Category: #DadChat

Empty-Nest cartoon

I am somewhere in India or Africa for this week’s #DadChat on Thursday, December 19 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 -10:00 p.m. ET. But, in anticipation of my absence I went looking and found the ONLY two moms in the world who would admit it. Yep, they are going to admit that they are happy when their adult children go home AFTER visiting for “The Holidays.” Yes, these two moms love their kids, but they love them more from afar.

Madison Avenue and Hollywood want us to believe that “The Holidays” is a time of peace, joy, and family love. Jodi Okun and Sharon Greenthal know better. And, they’re going public for the first time with their revelations and the truth about the JOYS of being empty-nest parents! How do you prep for your kids coming home for the holidays? What if they want to bring a boyfriend or a girlfriend? Who sleeps where? Let’s not get into political talk or weird diets, please!

Jodi and Sharon are good friends of mine but I don’t really trust them. While I’m away, they might “talk” about me. Just ignore all that stuff – they have vivid imaginations. Hopefully, I’ll have wi-fi access and be able to lurk a bit, if the Somali Pirates will let me!

College Financial Advice

Jodi Okun has been working in the Financial Aid Industry for over seven years. Jodi began working at Occidental and Pitzer College in their Financial Aid office helping thousands of families as a Financial Aid Consultant. Jodi is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors where she works closely with students to successfully navigate the financial aid process.

Okun hosts #CollegeCash a live twitter seminar held every Thursday from 10:00 -11:00 pm EST. Each week participants include industry professionals, students, parents and teachers coming together to share information. She is a writer for the Huffington Post and hosts a podcast show called “The Jodi Okun Show.”

Recently, Jodi Okun was ranked number four on ‘The Top 99 Twitter Accounts Covering Financial Aid.’

Mid-Life Mom

Sharon Greenthal is a former stay-at-home mom and now an empty-nester. Sharon blogs at, and is the co-founder and editor-in-chief at, the online magazine for midlife women. Sharon lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and their perfect dog, Lambeau.