Dangerous Cupcake is a Southern California lifestyle blog with a focus on midlife moms and dads as their kids become young adults. Phase 2 of life is where we get to rediscover our interests and spend more time on ourselves, without any guilt. Food, family and fun.
I’m Donna, a community and social media manager, content creator, writer, digital marketer and leader of the Dangerous Cupcake Lifestyle team. In my spare time, I’m a make-from-scratch foodie with a love for cupcake experimentation and living just a little dangerously. I’m also imaginary best friends with Chris Hemsworth and I may or may not have 8′ cutouts of both Thor and Loki in my family room. Our large family lives in Southern California and consists of four kids, two sons-in-law, one adorable granddaughter and a toddler grandson.
We share cool stuff about travel, recipes, home life, midlife finances, entertainment, Disney and Marvel, movies and TV, technology, crafts and wellness, all with our own spin. While we sometimes talk about mom stuff, my youngest is 22, so we focus more on parenting and fun with young adult children and being grandparents. We want to share things that are relatable to others facing midlife.
Life is different without diapers and early bedtimes, but no less chaotic. We open up about our lifestyle change as our kids grow up and while there are moments of “the last time,” there are so many “first times.” We also share our decades’ worth of organization tips, party hosting, finding a new focus and the issues moms face in phase 2 of life. Midlife isn’t a bad word, and we’ll talk about it all….except menopause. There’s so much more to midlife than the big M word. I mean, in midlife, we’re just getting started.
As the kids grow, life changes, but we adults get to grow up with them, so no matter what, life is never boring and it doesn’t end when the empty nest grows near!
Life is short. Live a little dangerously.
We get pretty casual, talking about our home life, attempts to live a natural lifestyle and our experiences with secondary infertility, autism and special needs. Fueled by coffee and yoga, I’m a big believer that you don’t have to be perfect to be fit and healthy. Wine, NASCAR, a good tailgate party, we keep it real here. We just completed a whole-home renovation in 2021, so we’re also sharing what we learned about designing your own home remodel and surviving living in it throughout the mess.
If you’re interested in joining our team of writers or working with us in another capacity, please email DangerousCupcakeLifestyle@gmail.com.
Glad to have you a part of the Dangerous Cupcake community! Stick around, we have a lot of fun here!