Category Archives: Adventures of a Middle Age Mom

My Talented Mom: On Her 85th Birthday

In October my Mom turned 85! It’s pretty shocking to me…that’s a big number. But my Mom is really ageless in my mind. She’s vibrant, active and opinionated. She has friends of all ages, but the two common themes of … Continue reading

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Drumbeat of Change: Downsizing, Rightsizing, Getting Rid of Stuff

Do you hear the drumbeat of change? Downsizing, Rightsizing, Getting Rid of Stuff? It started quietly enough for me — Think Huey Lewis & the News Heart of Rock & Rock: Less is more. Then the drums got a bit … Continue reading

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Complete Upheaval: Moving

We moved over six months ago. I wrote this blog post before all the boxes were unpacked and while my right arm was still throbbing. Yeah, moving can do that to you. Moving. We were moving. After 18 terrific years … Continue reading

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A New Stage of Life: Downsizing and Moving

During 2016 I purged a ton (really, a real ton!) of stuff from our Montclair, NJ home of more than 18 years. I was preparing to enter a new stage of life. I downsized in terms of stuff and square footage, … Continue reading

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Hacked! Learn from My Experience

How to keep your blog from getting hacked: Make sure that the blog Theme you use is updated by its creators regularly. Hackers gonna hack. And I learned that hackers love to infiltrate vulnerable WordPress themes. Change your blog’s password at least monthly … Continue reading

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When Sirius XM Rocks: Joel & Victoria Osteen Speak with Father Leahy

Imagine my surprise when I, a long-time subscriber to the service, opened a recent email from Sirius XM radio that said if I click on a link in its email at precisely 8 pm the following night, I might (emphasis on the might) score … Continue reading

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Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

Do you vegetable garden in raised beds? I do. Over the years I’ve grown vegetables in beds made out of everything from pine boards to bluestone. The beds I’ve raised my organically grown vegetables in over the past 17 or so … Continue reading

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Operation ReloSouth: Raising a House Starts with a Foundation & Framing

My husband Mike and I were on the hunt — which I dubbed “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect location to build our retirement home. We found it — a no-snow, lower cost, more relaxed area of the country near water — … Continue reading

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Operation ReloSouth: Lot Clearing & Dock Building in Hampton Lake, SC

My husband Mike and I were on the hunt — which I dubbed “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect location to build our retirement home. We found it — a no-snow, lower cost, more relaxed area of the country near water — … Continue reading

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Operation ReloSouth: At the David Weekley Design Center

My husband Mike and I were on the hunt — which I dubbed “Operation ReloSouth” — for the perfect location to build our retirement home. We found it — a no-snow, lower cost, more relaxed area of the country near water — … Continue reading

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