Author: mid40swoman

Daylight Savings parenting fail

Check out this perfectly normal looking school carpool picture. It cannot be real, right? Especially yesterday.... the Monday after the daylight saving time change. The teenagers in this picture are smiling, fully dressed, and are not yelling at the driver of the car. This was NOT the picture of morning carpool at our house yesterday. … Continue reading Daylight Savings parenting fail

Parenting the teenage girl: the daily roller coaster

My sweet, smart, self-confident daughter turned 13 and our family jumped on the roller coaster of life with a teenage girl. I thought I had prepared her for the adolescent years. We talked openly about being true to yourself, and I felt she was well on her way to successfully navigating this time of life. … Continue reading Parenting the teenage girl: the daily roller coaster

planning for the empty nest… what is next?

Our dog Smooch recently had some health issues which made me think about her mortality. Thankfully her test results and ultra sound came back indicating only early kidney disease, which is treatable with super expensive prescription diet food. But something the hubs said a while back made these health issues more scary.... we only have … Continue reading planning for the empty nest… what is next?