Tag: life

When Motherhood Feels Like a Dress Rehearsal for the Real Thing

It occurs to me sometimes that I am meandering through life still trying to figure things out in my mid-thirties, the age at which I had always assumed I would be finished with figuring out all the things. It pains me, at these times, to consider the fact that I am dragging my poor kids

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What I Want for My Kids: Don’t Be Like Me

A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both.  In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having

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Older But Not Wiser? Respecting Your Elders While Respecting Yourself.

It is generally accepted that as we grow older, we gain the kind of wisdom that can only come with life experience.  There is a cultural norm of respecting your elders that I always assumed had something to do with this principle:  in short, grandma has been on this earth longer than you, so shut

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62 – 37 – 4- HIKE! The life of a Working Mother is not a Spectator Sport.

No, this isn’t a blog about football, but it is about surviving and thriving as a working mother. At 62 I’ve been married to the same wonderful man for 37 years, raised 4 beautiful daughters and am the proud grandma of 3 toddler grandsons. I’ve worked since I was 16 (as most of us have)

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