Monthly Archive for February, 2011

: February, 2011

Surprise, Surprise!

It’s fun to surprise someone, especially when you know the surprise is a good one and something the recipient is going to love. I’ve managed to pull off a few genuine surprises in my lifetime, mostly

Reaching midlife — for real

I’ve been thinking way too much about age lately. That’s because today is my birthday — and it’s a big one. Age has never really bothered me. In fact, when I was in my late 20s I used to tell people

How old are you?

Age is so relative. Or at least that’s what boomers tell ourselves as we get older — and do a good job of perpetuating among society in general. When we were kids, we probably looked at people who
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Love my work life

Being a magazine editor can be trying, but it’s also a lot of fun. I know I don’t usually write about work in this blog (it’s called Midlife Mom and I’m supposed to write about family stuff and

Parental attendance required?

Do you go to all of your children’s extra-curricular activities? And should we feel guilty if we don’t? With kids ranging in age from just shy of 23 down to just-turned 16, I’ve definitely been to my

Staying in my comfort zone — and off the bus!

Would you want to ride on a bus with 25 or so high school cheerleaders? I’m not talking a 20-minute trip to a local competition. I’m talking 13-plus hours over the course of a weekend that involves

Tired of winter yet?

It’s interesting how people’s view of the snow and wintery weather seems to hinge on their age. When our kids are small, they can’t wait to go out and play in it. I have memories of wet snow pants and