Midlife Motherhood

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…

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…