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The Parent’s Survival Guide to College Drop-Off Day

College Drop-Off Day can be stressful for both parents and college students. If this is your first child going off to college, you may feel tense and worried that you will never have this day with your child ever again. It may feel as if their childhood is ending forever and, after 18 years, it can...

20 Wedding Dresses Perfect for the Over 40 Bride That You Can Get from Amazon

Planning a wedding as a bride over 40? You don't have to spend a ton of money on the perfect wedding dress. You can buy an inexpensive, but still high quality, wedding dress at the same place you buy all your other household and wardrobe needs: Amazon! Here are some great classy, affordable wedding dresses for...

Valentine’s Care Package for Your College Student: Homemade Candy Hearts with Mom Sayings

You guys, this is how sure I am that none of my kids read my blog: I’m sharing today the Valentine’s treat I’ll be sending them in a week or so with full confidence that publishing what I plan to do on the Internet will in no way spoil their surprise. It’s ok they don’t read Midlife Rambler, of course. It’s...

How to Pack for College Move-In Day

Here's an interactive checklist and tons of tips to make sure that you're organized and ready to make moving into your dorm room on college move-in day easy and stress-free. I've got three college move-in days under my belt and I think I've finally figured out how to make sure that we buy...

How to Plan the Perfect Second Wedding Over 40

You can plan the perfect wedding whether you're getting married for the first time over 40 or this is your second wedding. Here's how I planned my casual and inexpensive but still meaningful wedding using ideas from Pinterest. From the dress to the cake to the flowers, you can find ideas to make your own "I...