Midlife Parenting: What I wish I had known about teenagers before I had children

Group of teenagers for a story about midlife parenting

I love and adore my teenage son. At 16, he’s wiser and more thoughtful than I ever was during my romance, makeup and fashion fueled teen years. He makes me proud every day. But, largely due to his insatiable appetite and underdeveloped teenage frontal cortex, he also makes me mad. If someone had told me … Read more

Diagnosis: Midlife – Wait… What?!

Hourglass as a midlife symbol

In the face of inevitable mortality, shortcomings of achievements, sagging knees and unfulfilled hopes and dreams—what do you expect? Of course, I’m suffering from a midlife crisis. I’m not only swimming in it, I’m diving in it against my will without an oxygen tank. In fact, I’m surprised if anyone my age is not. Sleep … Read more