I started this blog as a place to put the "mommy stuff" that just doesn't fit over on my other blog.

I became a first time mom at the age of 43 so this blog is written from *gasp* an older mom's perspective.

I love being a mom to the funniest little girl on the planet (check out the scroll over to the right ---> for some of her gems!) and I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures together!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

THEN and NOW - The Flashdance Edition

Flexibility- The ability to adapt and generate creative options rather than to obsess, worry and control.

 Everyday Mommy

Welcome to week four of the THEN and NOW Game! Time to dust off all your favorite old stories...This meme is designed to give us a reason to remember and chronicle our favorite tales. Pick a favorite THEN and compare, contrast or just wax philosophically about the differences between THEN and NOW.

If you are playing along, please post the button (above) in your sidebar OR as part of your THEN and NOW post and provide a link back to my blog's THEN and NOW post for the week (Mine will always be the first link listed in the Linky). If you want to add the Linky too just go ahead and grab the code!


Today's THEN and NOW is about my THEN in college during the "Flashdance" years. Anyone growing up in the 80s will remember that fashionable time of ripped sweat shirts and leg warmers. I remember distinctly thinking the whole thing was absurd when all of my college dorm mates seemed to sport that same Jennifer Beals look. I had just returned from a year as an exchange student in Austria so I was sporting my own offbeat scarf and white clog look (yes, even odder then the fashion of the day)but it was everywhere! 

** THEN**

It is often said that Fashion repeats itself and I am amused to see that today in 2010 the trend has returned to the runway (see this article on How to Rock the Jennifer Beals Fashion on a Budget) and now even my house:

** NOW **

Do you have a great THEN and NOW story? Link up today! The THEN and NOW Linky will be live all week at the bottom of the page just scroll down to join us any day this week!

NEXT POST: Coming soon!

My Thirteen Virtues of Great Parenting are:
Fun, Discipline, Creativity, Love, Wonder, Listening, Curiosity,Compassion, Trust, Acceptance, Empowerment, Humility and Flexibility

This week is all about Humility. Next week we tackle Flexibility.


  1. I'm always amused when something old becomes "new" again. This isn't clothing related but still funny. My neighbors son kept talking about this new cartoon he loved to watch. Finally we asked him what it was, mostly to get him to quit interrupting. We about died laughing when we discovered his "new cartoon" is Felix the Cat.

  2. I was considering writing my own version of "then and now." Thanks for inspiring me to do it! Just added my linky!

  3. By the way, just add your link back on my post. Forgot to do that before! :)

  4. I loved those ripped sweatshirts! I'll never forget running into my high school sweetheart, more than 20 years later, at a ballet recital for his niece (and my daughter). He was wearing a t-shirt with the sleeves ripped the way they were in high school. omg--so funny!


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