My Boy’s Going to be a Husband! by Sharon O’Donnell


I haven't posted since July. Lots of changes. My youngest son started his senior year of high school in August and then began the college application process. He's been accepted into several wonderful colleges and is looking forward to the decision process over the next few months. My mother-in-law passed ...

Meet Later Mom: Dani Klein Modisett


NAME: Dani Klein Modisett AGE: 52 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Gabriel 12, Gideon 8 As I recently told a group of 400 organizations from around the country gathered to hear 200 authors pitch their books for a chance to come to their town and speak, all of my ...

I Brought a Child Into This World, As a Grandmother by Lori j Loesch


"We put ourselves, in a world left for younger people, a world we were in, then left, and came back to again."I have a lot to be thankful for, and there's a lot going on in my life that I wish would change.  David and I are making positive steps ...

Flea market fun and making memories - by Melissa Swedoski

Flea Market Fun and Making Memories by Melissa Swedoski


When I became at first-time mom at 40, I wondered if I had the stamina to keep up with a little one. Even though there were (and still are) many sleep deprived days, I think we've done a good job keeping up with our girls. And the best part, we're ...

Medea’s Wise Words by Sharon O’Donnell


You know how sometimes it is the little things that can send you over the edge -- in business or in a personal life -- and definitely in a marriage. Usually it's not about just the little things, but those are the things than often create the arguments. I ...

Searching for the Better Me by Melissa Swedoski


A funny thing happened to me recently - I learned to let go of some of the baggage I've been carrying around for years. And when I say years, I mean almost two decades. You'd think at the ripe old age of 44 that I would have transitioned out of ...

Passion Comes in Little Things by Melissa Swedoski


  [caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="226"] (source)[/caption] Whenever I hear someone speak of passion, I'm not going to lie - I think about romance novels. You can laugh, but haven't we sort of been trained to think of passion in a romantic, even sexual, sense? You've seen the book covers or the DVD ...

Stumbling Through Midlife Without The Right Shoes by Melissa Swedoski


Lately I've been pondering this conundrum of midlife parenting, because not only do I have two toddler girls just beginning their journey, but I have a 72-year-old father who just started a new job. Just goes to show that whatever you think is going to happen, never happens quite that ...

A Wife, Mother and Now, a Brand by Melissa Swedoski


Can you effectively juggle all the things you have going in your life? I'm not even talking about balance, because as someone recently pointed out to me, there is no such thing. When you are with your kids, your work life is out of balance. When you're at work, your ...

GUEST BLOG: “Grace-Based Living” by Crystal Lutton – Commentary by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


  Grace-Based Living by Crystal Lutton Over the past ten years of reading insurmountable books, articles and magazines on Parenting, I have finally come upon one single book that literally wraps up every excellent parenting nugget of advice concisely into one special book: “Grace-Based Living,” by Crystal Lutton. Crystal graciously provided her incentive in ...