Category: Just for Mom

Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace

I took a selfie the other day.  I mean, what else are you supposed to do when the lighting is great and the makeup you put on for Mass is still on point at 5:00 pm?  So, no, I guess taking the selfie wasn’t all […]

The Vulnerability Question

The Vulnerability Question

A reader recently reached out to me with some questions about vulnerability.  How much sharing is too much?  Why do some people seem turned off when we share our hearts?  And why is it so hard to find community that will accept us as we […]

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

I have had an epiphany, friends.  It’s probably the best musical theater idea ever and whoever picks up on it is gonna make a killing.  Unfortunately, while I enjoy musical theater and would love to perform it, I don’t have the chops or I’d do […]

2019 Highlight Reel: A Year in Review

2019 Highlight Reel: A Year in Review

Since we are only just a smidge over a week into 2020, I am calling it perfectly acceptable to still do a 2019 rewind.  I know, I know.  Most people do that kind of stuff in the day or two surrounding New Year’s Eve and […]

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

In a few short hours, a new year…a new decade…will dawn.  Is it really possible that it’s going to be 2020?  All signs point to yes, but still.  I have a hard enough time believing that the 90s weren’t just a decade ago, but 20 […]

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.  […]