Midlife Mom

Navigating the teen years… and beyond

One step closer to a goal

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Don’t you love it when you see your kids grow? And I’m not talking height. I’m referring to watching them become adults. When they set goals, work for something and are on the cusp of realizing their dreams. It’s an exciting week on this front for me, as G begins his student teaching. He’s been […] [Read More]

Plotting germ warfare

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Germ avoidance has begun. How do you keep colds/flu from spreading like wildfire in your house? The boys were sidelined recently for several days with a terrible cold. Now K has been hit with what I think might be the flu — horrible congestion, cough, can’t breathe, achy and running a fever. I don’t want […] [Read More]
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The battle of the dishwasher

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To rinse or not to rinse, that’s the question in our house. I’m talking about the dishes, of course, which would go straight from the kitchen table into the dishwasher if most of my family members had their way. “You don’t have to wash the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher,” my kids […] [Read More]

Dreading the family transition

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I am now officially the mother of three adults — at least on paper. The baby of the family turned 18 this week and when she goes off to college in the fall, the home dynamic will shift. Of course, add her departure to our middle child graduating from college in the spring (and likely […] [Read More]

Good news on the college front

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Another college acceptance! K is three for three so far and we are excited. As a parent, you want your child to have good choices. Looks like she’ll have a few. Of course, I’m doing my typical second-guessing. Did I help her find the right schools? Did we miss any places where she should have […] [Read More]

Yes, you can put yourself first!

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Are you overwhelmed by your daily to-do list? Do you feel burned out? A lot of moms do, so you’re definitely not alone. We did a story about it in the January issue of HealthyLife, the women’s health magazine I edit, and the experts our writer spoke with say there’s a relatively easy way to […] [Read More]
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