Midlife Mom

Navigating the teen years… and beyond

Passing along the gift of friends

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How good are your kids at cultivating friendships? And how much do you encourage them to do so? I’m hoping my kids have learned from their father. He is still friends with the guys who were his best friends in high school. And he’s maintained those friendships despite the fact that he’s more than 35 […] [Read More]

Bye, bye summer camp

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Thank goodness my kids are old enough that summer camps are no longer an issue — unless they’re working as counselors. This annual ritual used to stress me out. The idyllic summer Adirondack sleep-away camps were out of our price range and finding camps that fit the budget and the kids’ interest was a challenge. […] [Read More]

The price of beauty

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How much is looking good worth? Recently I’ve dropped some big bucks (at least by my standards) on appointments at the hair salon. OK, so I’ve been coloring my hair for several years to cover up the growing onslaught of grays. Nothing outrageous, just a color that comes pretty close to matching my own — […] [Read More]

No more SATs — we hope!

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Sometimes I long for the “simple” times of the ’70s. It was during this decade that I attended high school, began college and, of course, took those dreaded college entrance exams. Where I grew up the ACT was the test of choice, but I took the SAT as well. I have no idea what my […] [Read More]