Lizard love, older sons and me

Lizards are part of good family life, would you say? And it’s that time of year again. Summertime; Fireworks; Gardening; Beaches; Road trips; Summer camp; and Lizard babysitting Yes, that’s right…lizard babysitting. Spending some quality time with my son’s lizards is one of the things that summer means to me. You see, my kids have…

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Pimples at 50 and other midlife surprises

Pimples look pretty cool under a nice magnification mirror, don’t they? I’m not sure exactly how old I was when I discovered how much fun and also how scary a magnification mirror could be. I think it must have been when I was about 12 or 13 years old, when I first started plucking my…

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Losing my job and rediscovering myself: My two year dream-aversary

Not all anniversaries are created equal, like when it’s related to losing your job. I never thought about losing my job and anniversary in the same sentence. It seems like one of my most prevalent thoughts in my 50s is, “where does the time go?” It was two years ago this week that I was…

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Midlife on the farm

What do a couple of hair stylists, beautiful farmland and amazing animals have in common? The answer may surprise you. I had the pleasure of going to a B and B this weekend, in rural Ontario. It’s funny…the reason I was there with a girlfriend wasn’t because we had a great idea to get away…

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University and kids: Is the glass half empty or half full when they leave?

I remember the day I left for university like it was yesterday.  I was so excited to start the next phase of my life in university. I was a fresh 18 years old and was off to West Chester University in Pennsylvania.  I couldn’t wait to be a part of the unbelievably amazing Golden Rams…

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Scary solo travel of the first born

Nothing like having kids travel on their own to put some hair on your chest. Now that I’m on the other side of 50, the “older mom” milestones are coming fast and furious! I’m the proud mom of three fabulously handsome and talented young men. I know we all say that!  But seriously, they will…

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Afraid to leave your “good” job because of golden handcuffs?

My job situation felt like golden-handcuffs. When someone referred to our work situation as “golden handcuffs,” I totally understood what she meant. My job was too good to leave. When I was 18, I had a summer job at a bank. My job was to verify income claims of credit card applicants. Because of the…

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Time flies when you’re a super busy mom!

A little over 10 years ago, my mom and I had an enlightening conversation. “Well” she said. “It took me 30 years, but I finally did it.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “I finally lost my baby weight.” she answered. I didn’t know how to respond. I laughed of course….and then I paused. My…

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the road to 50 years old

The Road to 50

Turning 50 can really shake you up. Let’s face it, you know you’re turning 50 for years. The anticipation doesn’t help. There’s a really big build up. There is nothing you can do that will slow things down. It’s kind of like being pregnant. The outcome is predictable and on a somewhat predictable date. However,…

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When the solution to the problem means you escape

Have you heard about these escape rooms? It’s a cool new way to have some good, clean fun with teenagers. Well, I hadn’t heard of them but my kids sure did. They are actually called “escape rooms”. Essentially, they are games where real people go into a real room and try to get out using…

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