7 Forgotten Ways It Sucks to Be a Teenager

Two things happened recently that made me question my near-frequent outbursts of nostalgic longing for my youth: 1) I accidentally caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror (which made me cringe) and 2) a pimply-faced "young adult" who's more than half my age gave me attitude. (Which also made me cringe; honestly, why?)...more
Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for taking the time to let me know. It means a lot to me :-)more

Great Advice My Friends Gave Me About Turning 60

As I approached a milestone birthday, I turned to my Facebook pals for counsel and support. "I’m about to turn 60," I posted. "Do you have any advice for me?" Did they ever! Within 24 hours, I'd received 80 responses. Some were serious and thoughtful, full of wisdom and maturity. Others? Not so much. ...more
Congratulations! I'll add this: exercise daily with less cardio and more weights. Go to bed at a ...more

How Your Blended Family Can Survive the Holidays

The holiday season is only weeks away! If you’re in a blended family, that fact could cause your eyes to twitch and your beleaguered intestines to threaten explosive diarrhea because you barely got over the stress from last year's drama. ...more
I love this article. It's an honest look at the holidays.more

When to cross things off your prayer list

This weekend I was the driver of the float in our local Christmas Parade.In my youth I used to be the girl on top of the float but that season has passed. I am now the nondescript driver.During this season of life I had two darling young things sticking out of the car as we drove down the parade route. They were perfect. They had the parade wave down pat. They smiled and enjoyed being the center of attention...more

A Day to Remember

So last night I get a call from my oldest daughter, or let me rephrase that, it was a text. She said mom I think I am pregnant again.Wow the baby is only almost 5 months old. She found out this morning that she is for sure pregnant. She had such a rough pregnancy that I didn't think she would be so happy to have another baby, but she is very excited.I have two daughters and one son. Both of my girls are pregnant now. The youngest is 18. She just had a miscarriage a couple of months ago and she got pregnant pretty quick after....more

Why I Hate December 16th | Missing My Dad

December 16th is my second least favorite day.  Thirteen years ago today, I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack.  He was only 60 years old, and had no major heart problems.  Ten years later (my least favorite day), I lost my mom, so I am truly a middle-age orphan.  Being only 47 and having both parents gone is something I never imagined.  I also never imagined that my kids would not have ...more

Reaching Beyond Your Limits - The 5th Practice of Mid-Life Revivification

 “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e. cummings Jeez, you ask…how much more can I do?...more

When Gifts Are Crappy

"It's the thought that counts."From the time we were kids, those words were drummed into our heads, almost as a caution. If someone gives us a present, we shouldn't be greedy, ungrateful, or rude. Rather, we should look past the thing and into the heart of the giver, finding gratitude for the intention behind the gift....more
SHe sounds like a love of a lady.more

A Look at Menopause Through the Ages

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis?...more

When Good Times Want to Head to the Dark Side.

Okay. First of all, let’s agree that most men are the fucking WORST at breaking up. Or is it that they’re the fucking worst at breaking up with ME?? Am I the only woman in the world who doesn’t realize it’s even happened because no one TOLD ME? I didn’t get the memo or the email. Even a mofo TEXT would have been better than thinking someone is still there when it’s really their dust....more

Time is my new currency.

Scenario: Your boss offers you 3 weeks paid bonus cash at Christmas time or you can take two extra weeks leave during the holidays. You have a mortgage, 3 school age children, a house half renovated, health problems and aging parents.Which option would you take?I know without a doubt at this point in my life I would take time back. I’m craving more and more time each and every day.  Don’t get me wrong we could definitely do with the cash but, time appears more precious and rarer then hen’s teeth at the moment....more

Design your Life

One morning (it could be a Monday), you look at yourself in the mirror and know that Today Is The Day.Are you so time invested, that you don’t know how to get out? Have you committed a number of years to someone or to career, that is leaving you exhausted and unhappy? Are you passion-less, dragging yourself into the next day or just plain know that there is something better for you out there?...more

Little Red Corvette

Oh lordy, is this my midlife crisis? The math kindof makes sense, and we’re certainly in the midst of some major life transitions, but, really??? Could I be more of a cliché?...more