Sponsoring My Own Growth

I started this blog years ago with the intention of writing about things that mattered to me. I had intended to write about my son. I wanted to get things off my chest regarding my turbulent marriage. I needed to talk about my mom's dementia. I thought I would be writing about the looming empty nest that I knew was coming back in 2013. As it turns out, the nest would be completely empty....more

8 Reasons Women in Midlife Need More Than Their Besties

Like many women in midlife, I have an inner circle of wonderful, loving girlfriends. We check in regularly, celebrate and mourn together, and share the general crazies of everyday life. We have a lot in common but we're also quite diverse in our interests, vocations and lifestyles. And that's okay. It keeps our friendships interesting....more

Where Are The Functional Families?

Could your family attend a functional family convention? Or are you like way too many of us with issues abounding? It's no wonder. We're all in families but none came with a user's manual. We get no instruction and we definitely need it. So, here goes my attempt at helping people who would someday like to attend a functional family convention. (Although they may be the only people in the room.)...more


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
Thank you for sharing your experience. Isn't modern technology a wonderful thing. How wonderful ...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
Thank you for this insightful article. One thing I would like to add is when you find yourself ...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