Category Archives: Mothers Over 50

Isn’t Sibling Rivalry Normal?

Sibling rivalry is normal. Fights between sisters and brothers are so common that they’re often dismissed as just part of growing up. But a recent study from the University of New Hampshire finds that sibling aggression is associated with increased … Continue reading



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Spring Celebration of New Life! (Wendy Sue’s Story)

Happy Spring, my friend!  Isn’t it truly magnificent how Mother Nature resembles our lives, and reminds us of our own natural transitions?  Like the blossoming ecstasy of new life after a cold and dark existence. This Spring, in particular, is … 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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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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Fighting Under-Eye Aging

One of the first places to show aging is under our eyes. Wrinkles, lines, discoloration and puffiness are giveaways. And while nothing (including surgery!) will give us 20-something skin again, there are ways to minimize the impact and renew the … 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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Third Daughter

She is my fourth child and my third daughter. She holds a special place in the order of the family.  She is my last child. The others are grown or grown enough to be out of the house. She is … Continue reading



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The Wait

Dust is collecting on your bedroom furniture-you notice when you drag yourself out of bed an hour after your alarm has gone off.  You start circling the kitchen, trying to decide if you’re hungry or if you should wash the … 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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