Before You Take the Plunge, Enjoy Your Own Kiddie Pool

By anyone’s standards, I am fortunate - on many levels, really - but for one thing in particular:  My husband never travels for work. When I say never, I mean never. Well, perhaps in the 28 years he has worked for his company he has traveled two or three times for something work-related, but in general, St. Louis is his home base. And for many years that was a huge perk of his job, that and the flexibility being a salesperson afforded him. No travel, great hours. What more could I ask for? For him to leave....more

Successful Aging

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Is My Husband's Snoring Going To Kill Our Marriage?

Caryn/The Mid Life GuruWill Snoring Kill My Marriage?At first it was a just a little annoying. But after months and months of this business,  my husband’s nightly snore fest is really taking a toll—and not just with getting a good night’s sleep....more



If the Shoe Fits, Celebrate

 Attention Shoe Manufacturers: Middle-age women have the resources and desire to purchase fashionable, comfortable shoes. Why don’t you make any?...more

10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

Today I am 43 years young and all week I’ve been feeling so grateful…Grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.  Grateful for my health.  Grateful for my husband.  Grateful for my stepsons.  Grateful that I am happy.  This week I’ve been thinking about 10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self, if I had the chance....more
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Reclaiming Ourselves at Midlife

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I Saw a Black Car Today

I saw a black car today.I take it you need more of a visual.It was totally black.Not in a good way.Not “blacked out.” Regardless of how you feel about that, rest assured that is not what this was.Let’s put it this way; say there was this car owner who said, “Hey! I need my car washed.”...more

How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more
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Worthy of Hatred

I always say wisdom comes with age and its too bad that we can't be younger when we finally "get it".  I always talk about the word hate and what is worthy of that word.  People who say mean things and do mean things are not worthy of the word hate.  What is worthy is a sick child and hating the fact that he/she may not get better....more