Midlife Motherhood

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…

Midlife Motherhood, Anyone?

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep If you’re thinking about starting a family and you’re worried about the biological clock, or you’re thinking, how will I get from here to there, this book is a must-read. “The ZEN of MIDLIFE MOTHERING,” compiled and collected by Cyma Shapiro is a very inspiring read…

Who Has Time For A Midlife Crisis?

I was just thinking the other day that I must have missed my mid-life crisis.  I looked high and low and couldn’t find it anywhere. Then I suddenly remembered, I was raising kids at just about the time I was supposed to be experiencing a midlife crisis! Then again, juggling twin babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and now teenagers is a crisis all by itself! Yes, I…

How to Act When Your Kids Are Far Away!

I don’t get to have the house to myself all that often, but when I do, it’s a whole new ballgame. Since the kids aren’t around for a couple of days, it’s just me and the canines, The Black Dog and Smart, Sassy Border Collie! The first thing that goes by the wayside is dinner, ain’t no cooking going on…