Paramenopause and Pull ups


My doctor recently told me that I don’t fit any demographic and I guess she’s right. It seems pretty bizarre to be dealing with menopause and toilet training at the same time. Thinking about RIFFs and RESPs. Coping with daycare placement and arthritis.

It wasn’t in the retirement plan. But here we are – ready for retirement and raising a three year old.

I admit that I went through some self doubt and “why me?” moments, but this situation is my choice and the only one I can really live with. I am doing this for love and most of the time it is sweet.

Sometimes, though, I would like to have the chance to talk to someone who is dealing with a similar situation. There must be other grandmas out there who are also acting as moms.

So I am going to share some of my ups and downs here and would welcome others who are living these sorts of moments to share theirs.