Enter Nik’s Mind

“Fifteen” author Nik Davies’ monthly column about life as a wife, mom, author, grandmother, aunt and more in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Enter Nik’s Mind: What now?

It is so close. So wonderfully near I feel giddy with excitement. I’ve been waiting for this since our first child came into the world screaming his head off. It’s that magical year when our last two children graduate high school, and head off to college. YEE HAAA!! Since January, I have become prone to unexplained(…)

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The Pros and Cons of Parenthood [COLUMN]

The Pros and Cons of Parenthood [COLUMN]

Yet again our children are up to their usual shenanigans. Well, one child in particular. This child has the Midas touch only in reverse. It seems that everything he touches manages to break, croak or crash. After a particularly bad incident involving the car and a hairy, mythical creature that supposedly jumped out in front(…)

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Enter Nik’s Mind: The Crazy Favorite Aunt  [COLUMN]

Enter Nik’s Mind: The Crazy Favorite Aunt [COLUMN]

We all have that “crazy aunt” in the family. You know the one. She’s sort of the black sheep but you find her oddly cool, outrageously boisterous, funny, crafty, adventurous and on occasion, scary. Well, I recently discovered that to my niece, I’m THAT aunt. Me? Okay, so maybe I’m not completely surprised by that.(…)

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COLUMN: Adventures with Supermom

COLUMN: Adventures with Supermom

Nik Davies spends most of her available time making up stories and writing them down and although she’s never found evidence, she’s convinced her mother is either a superhero or an alien, maybe even both! Throughout my life my mom has been the ultimate role model.  She forged through the ugly stigmas placed upon woman(…)

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COLUMN: The Middle

COLUMN: The Middle

Hello world, I am a middle child, YIPPEEEE! The middle is an adventurous place to be although people often have weird misconceptions about us middle-borns. We’re often thought of as mixed up underachievers who are either overshadowed or overlooked. They say we’re secretive and unwilling to share our feelings and some statistics even say that(…)

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