Midlife Motherhood

Hurry Up, It’s Time To Dance!

The old saying is true, “Blink, and they’re all grown up!” Well the proof is in the picture. The young lady in the red dress is my daughter.  Attending the 8th grade dance was a milestone, an opportunity to savor time with friends and make some memories. As my daughter spins into a new orbit this Fall, high school, I will count my blessings that…

The Ultimate List of Cheats on Midlife Parenting

I’ll be the first to admit, I avoided having kids like the plague for many years. Then it dawned on me, I would love to become a Mom. That was 14 years ago! As luck would have it, I became a Mom to twins right in the middle of midlife. How’s the ride been so far? It’s been a long strange trip, but well…

My Special Path to Motherhood.

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Mother’s Day means something special to each of us, in our own personal way.  It doesn’t matter how your children came to you. Whether they arrived as expected, or they were a bit of a surprise. Maybe they came to you miraculously through  fertility treatments, or they blessed you through…

what moms of teens know for sure

If you’re the Mom of a couple of teenagers, then you have come to know some things for certain. Here’s are some things I know for sure, well at least for now. when entering the teen’s kingdom, knock first, wait, then enter, always in this order quiet is the best policy on the way to school in the morning, small talk is not well…

Teenagers and Black Holes.

If you’re a Sam’s Club or Costco shopper, then you are familiar with the gigantic bags and boxes of food items that are stacked to the ceiling. Twenty-five pound bags of potatoes, boxes of candy large enough to make any kid overdose on sugar and those extra large bags of Pizza Rolls, enough to make any teenager fall in love! I know for sure that…

Soaring Into A New Orbit!

So it’s nearly Winter here in the Midwest, and Mommies In Orbit hasn’t been blogging much lately. For my readers, just wanted to let you know I have recently made some life changing decisions, so I’ve been distracted a bit, (it’s a good thing). So writing about The Trivago Guy, The Canines and The Twin Teens has been placed on the back…