Category Archives: Midlife Foibles!

The Great Craigslist Hunt

The hub-sand and I were proud of ourselves for not falling for what we viewed as the toddler-bed fiasco: the idea that when your baby outgrows his crib, you must buy him a cute, junior-size bed. A year or so … Continue reading



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Perspectives in (Being) Happy

My new favorite song is Pharrell Williams “Happy.”  I always feel so empowered and well, pretty darn happy when I hear it.  I especially love the videos that he posted on his website – there is usually one person placed … Continue reading



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Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! Alleluia! I know it’s here because I have heard the peepers at night proclaiming their joy from being stuck in the frozen tundra. The stillness has suddenly been broken by birds singing in the early morning. There have … Continue reading



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New Celebrity Dads – Over 50 (A Commentary)

I recently read an article about older celebrity fathers: http://www.parentdish.ca/2014/03/14/fatherhood-celebrity-dads-50/#!slide=2483379.  The subject seems to repel and attract people with equal measure. As a new older dad, here are my thoughts about this: On one hand, I chuckle quietly and say good … Continue reading



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6 Annoying Things Your Children Do that Are Actually Good for Them

Kids test parents’ patience all the time. They whine, bargain, cry, mope, and dawdle. They yell and scream and make themselves the center of attention. Sometimes they dig their heels in and simply refuse to budge. While we may wish … Continue reading



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Spring is in the Hair

My house, to me, is like my hair. For the most part, it’s clean; it’s just usually . . . disheveled. Tousled. Windswept, as it were. It’s got a carefree, playful look. Sassy, even. Some days I might forget to … Continue reading



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10 Things Not to Say to a New Older (Midlife) Mother

Women choosing motherhood over 40, 45 and 50 still remain in the minority, especially in certain geographic locations.  Although new older parenting is increasing incrementally, women choosing motherhood at later (and later) ages are often the butt of jokes and the … Continue reading



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Planning for the Future

We have been told that every age has its positive and negative notes.  If this is true, then I have been rooked.  The stress is turning my hair gray and my otherwise sunny, warm disposition blue. The whining is unbelievable … Continue reading



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Three Short Tales

Dead Thing Have you ever been sitting somewhere in your house, somewhere you can’t simply move from at will, and noticed something creepily unrecognizable under the sink? It’s drenched in shadow and you can’t be sure what the heck it … Continue reading



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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This winter, I’ve decided, has been a lot like childbirth. I don’t mean in the classic sense, obviously, because it hasn’t physically caused me to scream obscenities at complete strangers for hours on end (well, not often, anyway) and it … Continue reading



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