Rethinking Fall School and Activity Commitments

Want to better prioritize your commitments as a parent this fall?

Check out my guest post on Jan Udlock’s Imperfect Mom blog on Picking Your Shots as a Mom. Please comment there too. I’d love to know how you are setting fall priorities.

A professional writer and parenting expert, Jan Udlock is a midlife mom with five children. Like many of you she has a big gap between kids. Her youngest is 11 and her oldest is 23.

So obviously Jan knows a lot more about parenting than I do! Take a look around her blog. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Finally, visit here later this week to learn about the real reason menopause drives us crazy (it isn’t hot flashes.) Perimenopausal? You’ll appreciate the post too.

See you over at Imperfect Mom!

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  • InSeason Mom Cynthia

    September 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm
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    Jennifer, I really appreciate this post! This year I decided not to meet with my daughters (2nd and 4th grade) teachers at the annual parent-teacher […] Read MoreJennifer, I really appreciate this post! This year I decided not to meet with my daughters (2nd and 4th grade) teachers at the annual parent-teacher conference. I did feel a little guilty, but I had already met with them less than 2wks earlier. The older daughter has all A's and good behavior. What is the purpose of meeting with the teacher to hear her say, "Your daughter is a good student. Please keep up the good work!" Read Less

  • Jan Udlock

    September 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm
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    Thank you, Jennifer for such a great post on my blog. I have you on my Google Reader because I want to read your advice […] Read MoreThank you, Jennifer for such a great post on my blog. I have you on my Google Reader because I want to read your advice about the menopause crazies! Read Less

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A former journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Time, Jennifer is the award-winning author of Beyond One: Growing a Family and Getting a Life and pens the MidAge Mom blog.

She’s profiled exceptional women from the Middle East to Latin America. Widely published, her essays have been included in two anthologies.

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