Midlife Motherhood

Car Shopping Made Simple for New Drivers

Purchasing your first car when I was growing up was a highly anticipated event. Things are a bit different now, but the excitement over a new set of wheels still looms large. We have countless choices regarding what type of vehicle we will drive to work and school.  The choices are unlimited. Cruising the web allows us to do tons of research before we make that all important decision…

Controlling My Chaos

Controlling my chaos seemed like quite a manageable idea, until my kids turned into teenagers! My once solid theory was suddenly disproved like an experiment in a science class. When Mommies In Orbit was created, my twins were just a double- dip pleasure of two sweet seven years old’s!! Controlling chaos was more attuned to important stuff like, where will we buy the latest silly bands, or can…

The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen

In this digital era, young people are so immersed in technology that it factors into just about every facet of their lives from when they get up in the morning to when they go to bed. Want proof? Consider these eye-opening statistics about the life of the average social teen, which will give a glimpse into how much of a role technology plays in their day-to-day affairs…

College Visits at Supersonic Speed: Welcome to The Future.

  How is it that my twins are doing college visits already? I know, I know, you guys have been through this years ago. Mommies In Orbit is a late bloomer, in all areas! They are starting their junior year in high school, so these visits are real eye-openers for all of us. There’s a strange phenomenon about raising kids, it’s like they are 10…

The Displaced Middle Aged Mom.

Mommies In Orbit has been on an extended vacation from her blog, without really going anywhere.  I’ve done quite a bit of soul searching and reflection over the Summer months about life and in which direction I’m headed. Being a late bloomer, and a mid-life single Mom to teenage twins is uncharted territory.  Changing courses is never an easy task, but one that…

Teenagers Growing Up Fast…..

Anyone else asking, where did the school year go? It flew by quickly! As my teens exit their Freshman year of high school, and plunge into Sophomore year in the Fall, I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that the score is one down, three to go!  They are ready for Summer break, and so am I. We are all looking forward to…