My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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Summer Songs, Good Times

Summer Songs, Good Times

By on Aug 19, 2013 in Generation Fabulous | 12 comments

I am a member of the Generation Fabulous group of midlife bloggers, which runs a monthly bloghop. This month’s topic is “Songs of Summer.” Did you catch that viral Stephen Colbert dance video to Daft Punk’s hit summer song — “Get Lucky” — a couple of weeks ago? No? Go look at it now and I’ll refrain from asking you which rock...

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College Panic

College Panic

By on Aug 15, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Tuesday night, our daughter asked us what we thought of a particular college she wanted to apply to — because if she wanted letters of recommendations from one of her teachers, she had to get the request in the following day. Remember, Tuesday was the FIRST DAY of school. I know the online Common Application went live on August 1, but I did not think it had to...

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Searching For a Cheap Wireless Plan

By on Aug 14, 2013 in Paying The Bills, Sponsored | 4 comments

I often marvel that I was able to get through the first 35 years of my life without owning a cell phone. Mind you, these amazing communication devices were neither widely available nor affordable until then. My first handset was bulky, expensive and only good for making calls. Today, I use my smartphone so much it’s essential to be on the lowest price rate...

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The Last First Day of School

By on Aug 13, 2013 in Mom Life | 14 comments

My husband leaves for work really early every morning, so I’m used to sleeping through the 5:00 a.m. alarm. But today was different: School has started and once again, my daughter must begin her day with a cruel 7:00 a.m. 0 period. She instructed her dad to make sure she got out of bed at 5:30, which he did. Then he tried to do the same to me....

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