Our small, local newspaper has begun printing a Sunday paper.  Technically it’s the Friday edition, since this particular newspaper is infamous for printing things two days late, but the paper comes on Sunday, it has a plethora of ads, and it is spread out in pieces all around my house, and so by definition, it’s … More Newsworthy

All The Single Ladies

There is a look that formerly single moms give to friends announcing their divorce. It’s partly pitying, partly supportive, and partly one that says, “Hold on, because I am about to give you some unsolicited advice.” And my middle-aged single friends, here is that advice. Dating men after 40 is like shopping at a thrift … More All The Single Ladies

Spring Break Up

I am officially on Spring Break. If it were 1987, I would be headed to Ft. Lauderdale with three friends and a case of Little Kings. I would also have bigger hair and smaller boobs. But alas, it is not 1987, I am not 18, and I am not headed to Ft. Lauderdale. I am … More Spring Break Up

At 7 and 21

During Round 1 of college, back in the late 80’s (after boobs but before marriage) I fancied myself a poet. A most excellent poet and professor, Alice Friman, said I wasn’t bad, either. Coming from her, that was quite a compliment. I thought I knew enough about life to write the following poem, for which … More At 7 and 21

Disappearing at the Corner of Riverside and McKinley

There is something terribly uncool about standing on a busy corner of a college campus street with your mom. Especially if you’re the mom. This morning, Logan and I went to visit Ball State University, which he is planning to attend in the fall. Our drive there was great. Like usual, we chatted like friends … More Disappearing at the Corner of Riverside and McKinley

Mimi Me Me Me

In approximately three months, I will become a…(deep breath)… a grandmother. I am just straight up going to admit that this brings up some really narcissistic qualities in me that I do not like, so this post will not paint me in the best light. But I am being honest in my look at midlife, … More Mimi Me Me Me