Midlife Mom

Navigating the teen years… and beyond

Mother of the groom

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Were you swept up in today’s royal nuptials? I was. Our fascination here in the U.S. with the royal family is one of those unexplainable phenomena, but isn’t it fun to watch, share the joy and the pageantry and imagine what William and Catherine’s life together will be like? I suspect their marriage will be […] [Read More]

I’m sorry, but…

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How often do you say you’re sorry? If you’re like many women — and me — you probably say it a lot. In fact, it may even preface many of the simple and everyday questions you ask. “I’m sorry, but is this seat taken?” “I’m sorry to bother you, but do you know what time […] [Read More]
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Does this happen to you?

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Remember how I said time gets away from me? Well, I did it again. I said in a previous post that this was the sixth consecutive year I had a child in college. But it’s only the fifth. Even though we’ve been through six years of college tuition, we had two kids in school during […] [Read More]
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Keeping up with the clock

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It seems that time just slips through my fingers these days. I have a hard time keeping track of whether I did something the day before yesterday, two weeks or two months ago. Does that happen to you? I’ve always heard that the older you get the faster time goes by. It’s an old adage […] [Read More]
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Birthday in absentia

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It’s a strange feeling when it’s your child’s birthday but you’re not around to help them celebrate. I should be used to it, since I’m now into my sixth consecutive year of having a kid away at college. But birthdays in our house always included the tradition of the birthday dinner, i.e. Mom makes whatever […] [Read More]

What do your friends mean to you?

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Get the discussion started! How many of you depend on your female friends to help you through a difficult situation? Maybe you rely on their support and ability to listen when you need to vent or have someone tell you you’re not crazy? HealthyLife magazine — of which I am editor — is looking for […] [Read More]

Scheduling ‘girl’ time

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Are you a woman who nurtures her friendships — especially with other women? I used to be better about it. I never missed book club “meetings” and scheduled occasional dinners out or weekend antiquing or shopping trips with one of my “girl” friends. But I’m sorry to say I have dropped the ball. I don’t […] [Read More]

Getting comfortable in the kitchen

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I’m loving our new house rule! Each member of our family must take a weeknight and cook dinner. Why I didn’t think to do this years ago is beyond me! But I’m so glad I ran into an old friend recently who gave me the idea, telling me about its success in her own home […] [Read More]
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