"I love all that I've learned from First30Days." -Rebecca
Read More Testimonials»

On the House and Home Blog

How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

Read More About How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect»

Our Your Empty Nest Experts

Claudia Arp

Claudia Arp

Co-founder of Marriage Alive International

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Natalie Caine

Natalie Caine

Therapist, coach and author

Shared by First30Days View Profile»
Dr. Ellen Neiley Ritter

Dr. Ellen Neiley Ritter

Founder of Family Transitions Coaching

Shared by First30Days View Profile»

Meet all of our House and Home Experts»

News

The latest news on this change — carefully culled from the world wide web by our change agents. They do the surfing, so you don't have to!

Make Time for Mentoring

Make Time for Mentoring

If you've found yourself overflowing with worldly advice, but with no one to impart it upon, you have a couple of options. You can become a blogger and spend your days typing away for legions of faceless fans, or you can help out some younger folks face to face. Pat Rosenburg, a 61-year-old active volunteer, chose the latter when her two daughters left for college.

Rosenburg was workng with dropout-prevention organization, Communities in Schools, when she met Tristan Love. The inner city teenager says he was headed for a life of crime until Rosenburg became a part of his life. The two developed a mentoring relationship, and Love is now headed for college.

Mentoring and volunteering are both great ways to fill your free time when you have an empty nest or are entering into retirement. As your life is changing, you might enjoy the opportunity to help change someone else's life. If you're interested in becoming a mentor there are several organizations you can work with. A good place to get started is Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The organization pairs up volunteers with youngsters in need of a mentor. Who knows what you might learn? [WSJ]

Posted: 5/27/08