Relationships

I might not be the expert on relationship advice, but I am definitely willing to share some of my insights into the unknown world of second marriages post 50. After all, saying it “out loud” helps me remember too! With my wedding nine weeks away, here...

Rightsizing for the empty nest lifestyle meant a lot of choices in terms of what to keep and what to relinquish.  One of my favorite pieces in my home may not be the most valuable, but it is certainly the most valued. It’s a piece that...

I am getting married. A Second Marriage. The words look awkwardly strange in print and I must admit they don't readily roll off my tongue. Not because I have doubts—but more because I never imagined my 53 year old Mary Tyler Moore self (AKA-Mary Richards) getting...

I have written ad nauseam about how much I love my children. How they are the center of my universe. My heart and my soul…blah, blah, blah. Of course this is true. I just forgot to factor in summer vacation. Just when I have my empty...

I like the view from the 50 yard line. I like the view from 53. This weekend my daughter (number three) graduated from University of Wisconsin. So, you see, I have done college graduation before…twice…gratefully and proudly. However, I am happy to admit I am far less “nuts”...

You just never know where the open road will take you. But sometimes you simply have to take the road less traveled…or the bus! I mean this quite literally. Last week I was all “fancy” and chatting it up with my old friend (haha) designer Bob...

This is when you know you have really MOVED to a new city-- when you have to find a doctor. More specifically, when you have to find a dentist because you have a throbbing toothache and your life long dentist is 300 miles away. (Actually,...

Now that I have lived in Chicago (my big new city) for seven months it is safe to tell you the “stuff” I know for sure…at least in the scope of being a 53-year-old-single-empty-nesting-mother-of-four who has ventured into dating absolute strangers I’ve met online. First, some...

I can’t wait for tonight—pj’s on and clicker in hand I will be watching the HBO documentary Everything is Copy. It is the story about one of my super heroes...