Midlife Mom

Navigating the teen years… and beyond

Don’t stop parenting!

I’m beginning to get a very clear vision why the youngest in the family often is labeled “spoiled” by older siblings. It has to do with parental burnout. By the time that third or fourth child comes along and gets to an age where they challenge everything, want everything, disagree with everything, parents are just […] [Read More]

Mom, the delegator

Are you a good mom? I’ve tried to be, but am not sure I’ve succeeded. After getting married and having kids, like many mothers I wanted to “take care” of my family. A good goal, but maybe my idea of what that meant was just a bit misguided. For me, part of that definition hinged […] [Read More]

Another reason to take music lessons

Our piano seems to have been relegated to the post of living room sentinel. It sits in a place of prominence, unused and mostly gathering dust. The thought to sell it has crossed my mind on more than one occasion. “But what would we put there?” my husband asks whenever I bring it up. Personally, […] [Read More]