Tag: mom life

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met

The longer that I am a parent, the more I am convinced that there are people – children specifically – who live in my house that I’ve never even met before. No, it’s not because of the endless supply of laundry that seems to come […]

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 […]

“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.  […]

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

Only two books on the July Reads list?  Say it isn’t so!  Yes, friends.  I only got around to reading two books this month, but they were both heavy hitters in their own rights.  One was an historical fiction novel that’s on all the must-read […]

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 […]

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

I remember learning how to use the VCR remote when I was a kid.  It was amazing how much control that little device gave me!  If I was scared, I could fast forward.  When there was a part of the movie that I loved or […]

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Raise your hand if you don’t want to cook dinner!!  (All around the world, readers raise their hands.)  OK, hold up.  I didn’t say you didn’t have to prepare dinner.  I just said you didn’t have to cook it.  Notice the difference?  And what an […]

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon.  With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some!  This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]