Midlife Motherhood

Teenagers Learning To Drive…..Is There An App for That?

If I’ve ever needed an app in my life, it’s now!  A driving app to help me teach twin teenagers how to drive. I need an app that will give me courage when we are taking a 20 mph turn at 40! Yes, an app that will grant me patience and sanity to make it through the those…

dear teenagers, mom doesn’t even have a clue.

Dear Teenagers, So I have two of you to deal with. You guys are the loves of my life. I know sometimes you look to me for answers, advice, support, food, love and all that stuff. I’m here for you, I’ll give you everything I’ve got. But you know what? Sometimes I just don’t even have a clue. You know what I…

Celebrating My Teenagers!

From the pull-down menu on the website I’m visiting, I click on “Kid Ages.” I glance quickly in a downward motion and scan the words, Babies Toddlers Pre-schoolers Elementary Aged Tweens and Teens, I stop there. I don’t want to go any further. Let’s just pause here for a moment. I have two teenagers who will be 15 this weekend…

How Teenagers and Dogs Are Alike.

I’ve come to the conclusion that teenagers and dogs have quite a bit in common. After spending the Summer with the “four of them,” I began to notice many similarities, in a good way. They may not speak the same language, well sometimes, but the similarities are definitely visible. Teenagers and dogs love to sleep. Anyplace, anytime and for long periods of time. Dogs and teens…

How I Became A Fierce Middle Aged Mom!

When I  found out I was going to be a first time Mom of twins in my forties, I was elated, shocked and scared all at the same time. Millions of questions went through my mind. How would I handle two kids at the same time, with, no previous experience! Life has a way of working things out. We faced each stage one by one, bottles, toddlers, toys, bicycles…

An Open Letter To My Teenagers Over Summer Break

Hey kids, Summer is finally here. No more early bus rides, no more early bedtimes, (insert eye roll), and homework is a thing of the past. Your middle aged Mom just wants you to know that I really, really want you to enjoy your Summer. This is the last Summer before you start high school. I know you’re nervous and excited about moving on.  So take advantage…