Anxious Parenting

I Changed My Mind, Being an Older Mom Stinks

Besides being exhausted, I now feel sad

Amy Strommer
The Memoirist
Published in
8 min readJan 28, 2024

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switzerland landscape — medium story boost
Photo by Amy Strommer

“Isn’t the sky a beautiful blue? And look at the view,” my 17-year-old daughter, Char, said as she stood on the Swiss mountainside and gazed over my head. Vibrant green fields, turquoise lakes, and clusters of trees crowded the landscape. The melodic jangle of cowbells…

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Amy Strommer
The Memoirist

Amy dreams of writing between her naps, having a clean house, and reading the 17 books stacked on her nightstand. She's an optimist. AmyStrommer.com