Category Archives: Mid-Life

Back to School Almost 30 Years Later

Back to school! The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris It’s that time of year again, when summer winds down and fall takes over with the excitement of cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and … Continue reading

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Good Memories and a Smile

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown Looking out the kitchen window, I watched my two granddaughters playing basketball with their uncles – my sons. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d watch my boys out that … Continue reading

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8 ways midlife is like being a teen again

The other day, I ran to the local pharmacy to grab contact solution. What should have been a quick trip took a wee bit longer than I planned. [ctt title=”I find that the beauty product aisles beckon me, like a … Continue reading

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On friendship and letting go

For the past few days, I have purposely limited the time I have spent on social media. My boycott started out innocently enough – it was a beautiful day to be outside, planting flowers and pulling weeds. Good for the … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Blogging over 50

A few months ago, I responded to a request from Katherine at KatherinesCorner.com,  as she was looking for women bloggers over 50 to share their experiences, such as what inspired them to start a blog, what keeps them motivated and … Continue reading

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I would have told her

It has been almost a year since our youngest child graduated from high school. One year of college down – where did that time go? Prom pictures and senior photos are starting to pop up on social media, and it’s … Continue reading

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Battling with grays and strays

Grays and strays – just another dandy way that menopause shares its, dare I say, hair-raising, life-altering change. About three years ago, I colored my hair for the last time. The gray was in for the win, and my scalp became irritated from … Continue reading

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Cheers then, Downton Abbey

Cheers then, Downton Abbey I remember when I didn’t much like Sundays, well Sunday evenings anyway. As a kid, it meant slamming into completion the school work that was put off to the very last minute. As an adult – … Continue reading

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In defense of a snow day

Snow day!  In my little corner of the world, the area schools have (wisely) declared a snow day. Thousands of students and most of their parents are thrilled – however, just as many people are not. I often wonder why there … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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