Diary of a Mid-Life Mother Re-Inventing herself

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The Grass Is Always Greener, On Someone Else's Head

* I was entirely unable to figure out how to insert photos into this post. Sorry; you'll have ot use your imagination. ...more

Midlife Crisis?

Growing up, I often heard the term "midlife crisis" swatted around like an annoying little insect.Dude bought a fancy new sports car? Midlife crisis.Dude up and left his wife? Midlife crisis.Dudette changed her hair color? Midlife crisis....more

The Christmas Fort

 Two decades ago, before the popularity and distraction of video games, cell phones, and personal computers, children played outside. They rode bikes, threw balls to each other in the park, scouted for frogs in the ditch, and climbed trees. And they built forts....more

Anger Management

There are a lot of things that elicit negative emotions from me.  I bitch-slap them all under the category of "Anger Management".  I think my actual management of these is about 50-50 but that might be wishful thinking.  (Wishful thinking is an anger management technique, by the way,  "power of positive thinking" and all that crap).  I have read all the self-help, practiced mindfulness, counted to 1000.  I have taken drugs, prescribed and otherwise, to calm the hell down....more

The World is Your Stage – 4th Practice of Midlife Revivification -Recognizing Your Role

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Counting my Blessings...Instead of Sheep!

Do you remember Rosemary Clooney?  Yes, George Clooney’s aunt and famous singer from the 40s 50s 60s era....more

Old age will always be 20 years older than me. Also I may have failed math.

This post first appeared on Mona Andrei's personal blog, Moxie-Dude.About two weeks ago a friend of mine, who’s in her 30’s, was telling me about her chronic neck pain. “We’re getting old,” she said.And since she’s quite a few years younger than me, the first thing to come out of my mouth was, “some of us more than others.”...more

Let Grandma Sleep on the Floor

 My wee grandbaby came for a play date, and after the obligatory tea party with assorted stuffed bears she turned to the doll house. I watched, amused, as she carefully positioned each piece of furniture and posed every character. Obviously, she decided it was time for bed....more