Category Archives: less is more

milfy monday: teen angst

Now that my littlest baby is thirteen (and a couple of inches taller than I), I am officially the mother of three teenagers. Ack. This article is not about their angst, they are actually all pretty mellow, happy kids. It’s about my angst in regards to being the mom of kids that are growing up way faster than I can handle. This is all about me, my vanity and my purpose in life.

I have one in college, one in high school and one in middle school. So when I visit the college kid and sit with the other parents in the stands at a game I feel relatively young. Hip even. Some of those parents already have grandchildren and their coed is the baby in the family. When I’m in the stands at the high school events, there are lots of moms my age, some are smokin’ hot and working their age like it’s their bitch. Others, not so much. Then I go to the middle school, and I’m in the “experienced” parent category. Translation: Effin’ Old.

Thank goodness I have other interests in my life besides the size of my ass. Now that my kids are so independent I have time for ambition, gardening and going to the gym. And while my looks are a priority because how I feel and how I look are strongly tied to each other, they aren’t THE priority. I get a great smile from being happy. And a confident woman with many interests is damned sexy.

It's time for someone to give it up. Not sexy. At all.

I was looking for examples of great looking women who dress age appropriate and somehow spiraled down into the black hole of the internet and wound up on peopleofwalmart.com which was much more inspiring than the original photos I was looking for. I’m actually feeling really excellent about my big ass right now.

So my advice to those who are in my saggy-old-mother-of-teens boat is:

1. hang out with people who are older than you and make sure you have a life outside of your kids

2. then hang out with people who are younger than you and enjoy your kids while they are still at home

3. don’t worry about the size of your ass so much, there are big asses out there. I promise.

 

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designer kids: cut the clutter

You know how every house has that certain room that you explain to guests as the “junk” room, and you keep the door closed and act like there is toxic waste inside? That’s my son’s room. It is smaller in size with a whole lotta stuff, so organizing it was a challenge. First, we went through everything and made 3 piles. One pile for keep, throw away, and donate. That way you can see what is left over and pick out storage to accommodate it. I love the locker room style trend of some of the storage bins and I found these cute ones at Target on sale and they were really affordable.

I love these because you can put anything in them from really small cars to larger stuffed toys and games. The locker style bins come with a label so it will be easy to locate items. If your little one can’t read yet, draw a picture of what is inside on the label. This cubby system is really convenient and saves space. Also found at Target was this cute wall shelf to hang jackets and backpacks. I placed it low enough on the wall for my son to reach in the event that he would actually hang something up. Now there is a place for everything and everything in its place.

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