Thank you, Merci, Gracias, Grazie

And goodbye

Well, the time has come for me to finally close down my WordPress site.

I began blogging after my three kids moved out of our house within a month of each other, and fell into a depression I couldn’t shake. My lovely therapist suggested that I write out my pain, and I did, beginning with my blog “Post Departum Depression.”

You have all been there to support me as my kids grew up, my career came to an end, and I moved into the world of grandparenting.

You have been my counselors, my friends, my partners in this journey, and I will sorely miss our connections.

But the time has come for me to move on. I hope to continue writing, at least a bit, on Medium. If you are so inclined, I am writing under my own name, Karen Shiebler. If any of you would like to stay in touch like real life human friends, please email me at

Thank you.

So very much.

Thank you for your empathy, your humor, your shared struggles and your feeling of community. I wish each and every one of you continued health, happiness, laughter and writing opportunities. You all have such strong and important voices, and I have learned so much from all of you!

Be well, dear friends! Happy and healthy 2023~



10 thoughts on “Thank you, Merci, Gracias, Grazie

  1. goodbye for now, and best of luck to you on your next chapter. I’ve enjoyed reading and following you, and glad you find yourself in a better place than when you began, and glad we could all be there for you to see you through. best, beth


  2. Dear Karen ,
    Totally understand😊, I will also miss your voice sincerely ! It’s been a pleasure reading, laughing and agreeing with all you’ve said!!! Our Online twining will be forever and I only wish you much love and good health going forward !!! Wrap those grand babies and your children around yourself forever and I hope 2023 is a great year for you😊 Keep getting healthier & stronger and may the powers that be watch over you!!!! Hugs , Karen M ♥️


  3. Oh goodness, that makes me sad. Wishing you well in your next chapter, & thank you for your care, your humor, your good politics, & your sharing. Blessings & good wishes from Australia, G 🙏🏼


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