When I started this blog 4 years ago I was a 46 year old mother of three children, soon to be 7, 9, and 11 - boy, girl, boy. Formerly a concierge in a luxury hotel, I was a stay at home mom. HOWEVER a great deal has changed since then I am now 50 (at the half way of life) and now I am a graduate student studying behavior analysis at Temple University. My adorable children are now a pre-teen and teens - and one has sent us on an emotional roller coaster in terms of behavioral issues in the last 4 years and now attend a military boarding school. Instead of trying to be "mom of the year" or thinking of a new way to "uber parent", I visit ALON and try to use Mindfulness to help me accept what life presents to me.