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Kristan Shimpi
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • United States
  • Life in Middle Age

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What is your blog name?
Life in Middle Age
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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I am a blogger about life in middle age / parenting teens. There are no how to books or resources for parenting teens. Parents need a place to connect and chat.
What are three things moms should know about your blog?
1. parenting teens is hard and isolating. Let's change that.
2. the internet did not even exist when we were teens. How do we parent what we do not know?
3. parents of teens need to take care of themselves as well. Self care can look different during middle age.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I blog about things that are on my mind. It is my therapy.
I have been blogging since...

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Losing a pet in middle age

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 8:02pm 0 Comments

We are on spring break checking off some life bucket list items. Yesterday we split up and had a mid day nap break (more on how to happily travel with teens in the next blog post). So imagine my surprise when my daughter barges into the bedroom screaming for me to talk to daddy. Then the husband told me that our dog had collapsed while playing in the dog yard and died. Smooch has owned that boarding facility since she was a puppy, so my only consolation is that she died happily playing with…


Managing stress in middle age

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 8:01pm 0 Comments

I have learned to be more mindful of managing stress as I enter middle age. Things that were not typically stressful in previous years tend to be triggers for stress and anxiety now. Here are 6 things I do to keep my stress under control.

convenience shopping

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 7:57pm 0 Comments

I know I cannot be the only one out there. The busy mom who shops only at the nice grocery store because it has everything I need. I must confess I am a convenience shopper in all aspects of my life, which I am hoping to work on in 2019.


Posted on May 2, 2019 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

Like most busy moms, it is hard to find time for a lot of hobbies. I am proud that I have found a few that work for me, and do not make me feel guilty for spending time just for me.

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