When You’re the Old People at the Wedding

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Weddings are the ultimate expression of optimism and hope. Whether small and simple or large and elaborate, a wedding signifies the beginning of a lifelong commitment between two people to stay in love and stay married until the end of their lives. This is no small thing, obviously. I've never attended a wedding where I didn't feel the enormity of what was happening as the … [Read more...]

This Again? Yes, Being a Stay-at-Home Mom is a Job

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Once again, the question has been answered by yet another mom, so sure that she has the right answer to a question that has come up over and over again. Is being a stay-at-home mom a job? According to this young and irritating woman, being a stay-at-home mom is not a job. It's a PRIVILEGE, doncha know.  All of us women who get to raise our children without working outside of … [Read more...]

Sailing Away on Her Last Spring Break

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 Note: This post was written 3 years ago, during my daughter's senior year in college. How can it be? How is it possible that my little girl is nearly done with college, and setting sail on a cruise through the Caribbean for her final spring break…ever? How can she be nearly twenty-two…wasn’t I just twenty-two a few minutes ago? I remember my big spring break trip – for … [Read more...]

Insomnia at Midlife – When the Mind Is At Its Sharpest

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A hot (no pun intended) topic among my midlife friends is insomnia, which goes hand-in-hand with hot flashes, headaches, irritability, weight gain, and so many other symptoms that come and go as we sometimes blindly find our way through the haze of perimenopause and menopause. Insomnia is the most disruptive of all the symptoms, it seems. A conversation with some of my … [Read more...]