Challenging old paradigms and discovering renewed desire. Not sure how I imagined I’d look and feel in my 60s. When Blanche from “Golden Girls” was getting it on in 1985, I was a mum in my twenties. Her shameless galivanting around was just plain comical. No older woman in my life behaved that … [Read more...] about Women Enjoying Sex in Their 60s
This chapter of my life living out here on the road has changed me. I am not your typical 64-year-old mother-come-nanny. You won’t find me sitting in my recliner in the lounge room surrounded by family memorabilia — you know, all the comfy stuff — busy cooking or knitting for … [Read more...] about How a Screwed Up Time in My Life Turned into a Sweet Surrender
Siblings can be each other’s best friends or worst enemies! I have just wrapped up a week away with my partner Lindsey and his family. Lindsay turns 60 in a few days, and I talked him into inviting his two brothers, two sisters and two adult children on holidays together to help him … [Read more...] about Sibling Rivalry: Buckle Up, It’s Going To Be a Bumpy Ride!
This young generation of resilient kids is showing us how to live with COVID. As I write this, two of my grandkids are home in iso with a second bout of COVID! This past year, every one of my nine grandchildren has caught COVID — babies under one year up to teenagers. Their parents too! Getting … [Read more...] about COVID Kids — Our Super Heroes
Okay, let me admit at the get-go making my bed every morning has never been a habit of mine. Even in my ‘mature years’, as I headed into the kitchen to kick start my day, I’d glance back at tangled sheets, doona draping onto the floor and was happy to let a closed bedroom door hide my … [Read more...] about Why Making My Bed Every Morning Is Non-Negotiable
I always imagined I’d be a better mother than my mum. That I’d love my kids more, and they would know it. I’d make them my whole world, and they’d feel how adored and precious each is to me. In return for my unending love, my kids would hold me in a special place in their hearts. When two of my … [Read more...] about Trying To Be A Good Mother — A Lesson In Love