Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Prepping for vacation prep

Why does it sometimes seem like getting a family ready to be somewhere at a specific time can be like trying to shove an elephant into a Volkswagen? Especially when you’re trying to pack for any time

Oh, to be so spontaneous!

Is spontaneity a sign of youth? It seems my kids’ plans change on a minute-by-minute basis. First I’m told they’re doing one thing, then something else, then they go back to Plan A, and so on and so

Happy anniversary

I know this blog is called Midlife Mom, but I could also call myself a midlife wife. And today marks another milestone — it’s our 24th wedding anniversary. We’re still a year shy of the big 25th, but

Nurturing friendships

What a change the summer has brought! During this past school year my house was quiet (for the most part, anyway). With two away at college, we went from a household of five down to one of just three

In-law in training

How do you learn to be a good in-law? I guess I should start by trying to be like my own mother-in-law, who I love dearly. Not that being a mother-in-law is something I’ll be doing anytime soon, since
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Bad time management?

If only there were more hours in the day. I’d have time to exercise. And time to get all of my work done each day at the office. And time to grocery shop for fresh produce and meats every day. And

Working on that college resume

Do you market your children for college? I’m sure it helps, given today’s competitive atmosphere. My husband, always the forward-thinker, did this for the boys. He did his best to figure out what each

Letting them go

I’m thinking the fact that my boys no longer want to spend time with their family means we’ve done a good job raising them, right? Each has become his own person, with his own friends and interests,
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Surviving the sleepover

Another school year has come and gone and this year, we let our 15-year-old daughter celebrate with a slumber party. This was my husband’s doing. I’m the party pooper here, usually nixing slumber
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The life of a juggler

Sometimes I feel like a circus juggler — one who is surprised she hasn’t dropped the balls, clubs, flaming torches or shiny knives more than she has. The other day I was having a conversation with a
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