Category Archives: Daily Living

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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GEMS for Working Moms

Is your life an endless cycle, revolving around work and taking care of the kids? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women say they don’t have enough time … 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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Two Hands Mama

Boy screams “Two hands, Mama!” whenever I’m driving and both of my hands are not firmly fixed on the steering wheel at 10 and 2 o’clock. The first time this happened was about a year ago. Boy had just turned … Continue reading



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What’s Missing in Our Children’s Books (A Commentary)

I am visiting my brother at his apartment in downtown Los Angeles. My two children and I are on our way down to our car to drive up to the Valley for the day so they can meet their two … 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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Q&A with Faydra Koenig – America’s Divorce Coach

Dear Reader: We’re pleased to present our newest contributor – Faydra Koenig, who will be available for any questions and/or issues you might have. Please forward any questions to midlifemothers@gmail.com. She will be happy to help you! Q- Faydra, my … Continue reading



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