Midlife Motherhood

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…

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…