There comes a time in most everyone’s life where you wonder, “what the hell do I do now?”. The kids are growing up and don’t need me as much, I hate my job, should I buy an RV? Is God ignoring me? I want to redecorate my house or move, who am I? why can’t… Continue reading Farewell to the Nest, Hello to the Margarita Bar: Navigating Midlife as an Empty Nester
I’m not the best parent. I don’t even pretend to be. I guess you could say I’m a realist. But my kids are grown, left the nest and they do still visit on occasion. And while I admit to not being the best mom in suburbia, my kids are healthy and for the most part,… Continue reading I’m Not The Best Mom But Please Don’t Tell The Dog.
I thought the days of Helicopter Parenting were over. Apparently they follow their kids right through college and beyond. Please people, DON’T be this parent. You are straight up hurting them. At first I thought it would be helpful to join a parent group, on social media, for my kids college. Comes in handy when… Continue reading Why I Despise College (Helicopter Parent) Groups on Social Media
Thing 2 left for his sophomore year at college. This year, he is off campus in an apartment with two friends. I’m not a fan of living off campus. I know all the kids do it, yada, yada, yada. I lived off campus for a brief time. Hated it. No desire to get up and… Continue reading And Away to College. Again.
Here in NC, it’s hotter than Satan’s kitchen! It’s probably hot where you are too but add 100% humidity and, well, we have moisture every freaking where. I have asthma so I can’t breathe and just walking to the mailbox, I feel like I’m gonna pass out. Right there in my driveway. Where all my… Continue reading The Hottest Summer and Both Kids Have Moved Home. Kill Me.
I’ll just come right out and say it. Either you are overjoyed that your college kid is home and it’s all rainbows and butterflies or you’re upping your anxiety meds to deal with the unknown. Either way, I have the answers. I am a pro at college kids now. (Not true. No one is.) I’m… Continue reading 8 Tips to Living With Your College Kid For The Summer
What really truly keeps you up at night? What scares the hell out of you? What keeps you going? Lately, I’ve had trouble getting to sleep. My mind won’t shut off and I find myself staring at the clock and thinking about all the things I can’t change. Maybe it’s time to up my anxiety… Continue reading Things That Keep Me Up At Night
Can You Keep Your Sanity and Raise Kids? Being a mom to two grown boys has been a huge blessing. But we’ve done all we can to instill our values and beliefs onto them. Now it’s time to let them fly. Or push them out of the nest. Whatever, it’s on them now. We… Continue reading A Midlife Moms Advice to New Moms Everywhere. You Got This!
I keep hearing commercials on the radio for JUUL. In case you are unaware, Juul is a vaping tool. Like cigarettes but way more techie. You have to plug them in and charge them, put flavored pods in etc. Just seems like a lot of work. But the weird thing is, I thought you could… Continue reading My How Things Have Changed
Less than two weeks from Christmas. I feel like I should be happy and joyous and singing Jingle Bells off-key like every year. But, alas, I am a tired mother f#(ker. As I type this my coffee is almost gone and now I am just a wide-awake sleepy momma. I had the dog on my… Continue reading I’m One Tired Mother Trucker.