Category: Just for Mom

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

Bzzzzz. My Apple Watch buzzed my wrist at about 10:35 that Friday morning.  That was nothing new, though.  My sisters and I were famous for having these texting sprees that would go on and on to the point where I would sometimes take off my […]

The Mother-Son Dance

The Mother-Son Dance

“I love you, Mom” he says as he wraps me up in a hug, my gigantic, 14 year-old, 6-foot tall man-child.  I lay my head on his shoulder, then, and say, “I love you, too, son.  Have a great day.  Make good choices.”  Then he […]

You Need an Easy Closet Clean-out, Don’t You?

You Need an Easy Closet Clean-out, Don’t You?

Oh, friend.  You need an easy closet clean-out, don’t you?  You need a way to quickly cut the clutter of things you don’t wear without feeling guilty.  Maybe you need to actually see the floor of your closet for the first time in months.  Or […]

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

Y’all, I’ve got it.  The newest, most scientifically advanced, confidence-boosting, fat-busting exercise program you’ve ever seen.  It’ll help you lose weight, sleep better, and take away your joint pain.  Guaranteed!  Your hair will be shinier, your skin clearer, and your children less annoying.  And here’s […]

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

Hi.  I’m Beth.  I’m 42 years old and I am not having a midlife crisis.  A midlife confusion, though?  Yeah, that sounds about right. See, I’m in this really weird stage of life right now and, frankly, it has confused the hell out of me.  […]

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

This will come as no surprise if you’re a Catholic woman who is at all active on social media this week.  But just in case you’re not, let me clue you in.  It’s Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week! Yay.  Great.  Whoop-dee-doo. Now, my holier-than-me […]

Friendship in Your 40s: It’s Complicated

Friendship in Your 40s: It’s Complicated

When we’re young, we look ahead in life and think that by our 40s, surely we’ll have everything figured out.  Right?  Our love life, job, kids, body confidence, spirituality…you name it, we should have a handle on it.  And friendships?  Naturally! Wrong. There is just […]

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

OK, kids, hang onto your hats.  This is going to be a fast and furious blog post!  I don’t have a lot of (read: any) time to write at the moment, but there things I have to share!  So hold on tight and get ready […]

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

Happy almost Mother’s Day, you amazing mama, you!!!  And, just in case no one has told you yet today, I think you’re doing a SUPER job.  In fact, I think you’re simply MARVELous! All puns aside, though, I think we all know that moms are […]

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Once again, it’s time to review another Trendsend box!  Over the past year, I’ve received and reviewed six of these subscription clothing service boxes.  Sometimes, I’ve been happy with what I received.  Sometimes, I questioned my stylist’s sanity.  You know…so it goes. The pieces I […]