How to Survive the Chaos When Your Husband Leaves Town

Ever since my kids were babies, my husband has worked a job that requires him to leave town periodically.  With no family in the area and having just moved in when my first was born, I had zero people I could turn to for help.  It was incredibly challenging to be the sole parent 24/7 for them and the experience gave me an amazing respect for single parents.  I don't know how they manage to maintain their sanity with all of the demands of day and night parenting without a spouse to fall back on.  When your husband leaves town, how do you keep … [Read more...]

What does a middle aged marriage look like?

42 is kindof a rough age.  Grey hairs are starting to pop up on my head, my metabolism can barely manage to burn off salad, and some days I have the energy level of a sloth.  Work, kids, hormones, and financial responsibility can wreak havoc on a middle aged woman.  And, of course, what effects a middle aged woman also effects her spouse and her marriage.  As I look around at my friends, family, and co workers I see more and more middle aged couples getting a divorce and I always wonder WHY.  What changed from the time those people got married … [Read more...]

A One Direction Concert Wrapup from a Middle Aged Mom’s Perspective

Last night, I took my daughter to see One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer play here in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.  The tickets were a gift that her grandparents bought her for Christmas almost a year ago,  It's a bit crazy in my mind that we need to buy tickets for things like that quite so far in advance but given how hot both of these bands are right now, I am not surprised they sold out.  She has been looking forward to the One Direction concert for 10 months....needless to say, the excitement of the night was fairly intense for us, … [Read more...]

Make Memorable Moments with GODIVA #GODIVAsummer

This discussion of memorable summer moments has been sponsored by GODIVA.  All opinions expressed here are my own. We are a family of foodies and many of our vacations and most memorable moments revolve around food.  This summer has been loaded with memorable moments like a summer pool party with homemade macaroni and cheese.  A stop in Buffalo, NY at the Anchor Bar to enjoy hot wings where they were first created.  Teaching my children how to make a healthy dinner this summer.  Food, family, and great summer memories all go hand in hand.  … [Read more...]