Family, Favorite Things, Life, Marriage, Motherhood, Summer, Universe, Writing

Get Your Own Version of a Daybed

I had planned to keep this for a tater tot post, but I couldn't wait any longer. In the last tater tot post, I had mentioned that our old patio furniture had collapsed practically on top of me. Then, in the rant section of that tater tot post, I talked about how expensive patio furniture… Continue reading Get Your Own Version of a Daybed

Anxiety, John Hughes, Menopause, My Book, Podcast, Screenplay, Writing

Podcast #44- Chapter Six- Not My Mother’s Menopause

https://anchor.fm/kari-wagner-hoban/episodes/Not-My-Mothers-Menopause--Chapter-Six-e1hop9v In honor of this being the title chapter, I am putting the complete text within the body of the post. But I also read it on the podcast, so you're welcome to listen to it instead. I also talked about the three things I'm looking forward to this week as well. Before I get… Continue reading Podcast #44- Chapter Six- Not My Mother’s Menopause

Life, Menopause, My Book, Writing

Podcast #42- Chapter Three- Not My Mother’s Menopause

https://anchor.fm/kari-wagner-hoban/episodes/Not-My-Mothers-Menopause--Chapter-Three-e1gqsut I was in my third year of perimenopause, and I was plagued with migraines, anxiety attacks, vertigo, and emotions I didn’t even realize existed. I’d been without a period for six months and I hoped that I was finally out of the woods.  I could see the clearing. I could almost taste freedom.  I… Continue reading Podcast #42- Chapter Three- Not My Mother’s Menopause

Blogging, Life, My Book, Universe, Writing

Reflecting

Sarah, a friend of mine, published a post in November about the importance of asking yourself questions. Taking a deep breath and contemplating those questions. The answers may arrive fast, or they may take longer. But, ultimately, the answers will come to light. These are the reflective questions she included at the end of her… Continue reading Reflecting

My Book, Podcast, Writing

Podcast #40- Chapter One- Not My Mother’s Menopause

https://anchor.fm/kari-wagner-hoban/episodes/Chapter-One--Not-My-Mothers-Menopause-e1g4rq1 The following is a quote from a magazine article that I found recently thanks to a blog I love. Despite this menopausal transformation in myself (the one I’m passionately describing), I also feel that my culture and society have failed me so badly. I need elders to show me how to do this, but… Continue reading Podcast #40- Chapter One- Not My Mother’s Menopause

Life, Universe, Writing

Working On Becoming a Better Listener

I'm learning to accept the less-than-ideal aspects of myself. One of them is that I have difficulty having conversations. There are two aspects to this: I struggle with making eye contact, and I have to work hard to listen. This has nothing to do with the other person being interesting. This is due to my… Continue reading Working On Becoming a Better Listener