Interlude

I’d peer out my bedroom window which overlooked the driveway, watching for the piano teacher. Sometimes, he’d sit in his car and I think he'd never ring the doorbell (those were my happiest days) or he tried the bell so unenthusiastically, that the sound was lost amidst my mother’s constant bustle in the kitchen....more

Making The Empty Nest a Little Less Empty With FaceTime

Sundays are becoming FaceTime Days in our household. Apple could set up a shoot in my home office and my daughter’s dorm and feature us in a commercial highlighting how FaceTime brings together parents and their college freshmen. Sniff, sniff. Wipe the tears. ...more
adelewishnot Ooh, I still have my youngest at home -- for one more year! Boys are so different. ...more

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

Ten Reasons I Love Being a Grandparent

I have been a grandparent for three years now. When I left from a visit with my grandchildren and driving home, I was thinking about how they make me feel whenever I am with them. 1. I smile more. 2. They bring out the child in me. 3. I get to bring "presents" that make them smile. 4. They listen and everything I say is important. 5. When I'm around and they feel sad, I'm the super-helping hero. 6. It's always playtime. I get to forget about everything else. 7. There is always time for a good book. 8. I win a grammy for best song. 9....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
CharmaineOdusina Thanks so much for sharing, I have so much to look forward to later on!more

Single Girl Finds the Answer to Warehouse Shopping

Loving Costco as much as I do, ( click HERE to read an older post about one of my shopping trips) I found I needed to figure out how to store produce without it going rotten before I could use it all... and I DID. Continue reading to find out how a Single Girl Finds the Answer to Warehouse Shopping!...more

Where Seniors Choose to Age

Senior citizens want to live at home even as they get older. And in today’s world, in-home care agencies can make it easier for an older adult to age in place. AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   ...more

MY CLOSET IS NEVER EMPTY

Since starting to write again, I have met many people on social media that have become wonderful friends. Many of them are young mothers experiencing all the joy, laughter, tears, heartache and frustrations of trying to make their child’s world the perfect place to grow and thrive....more

I Was a Teen Mom And It Still Defines Me

In the summer of 1982, I graduated from high school, turned 18, got married and had a baby. I went from kid to wife and mother in the span of three months, just like that....more
Your post is almost like a story of my life as I graduated in '82 and was a married new mom in ...more