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Women’s Wellness – Beyond the OB/GYN

This is a sponsored post. Women’s health at midlife goes beyond an annual visit to the OB/GYN and a mammogram. As we age, caring for our general health becomes more and more important as we grow more susceptible to heart disease, strokes, and cancer. It’s important for women to have a general practitioner, internist or…

Top 5 Ways to Relax After a Stressful Time in the Workplace

This post is brought to to you in collaboration with one of our partners. February brings additional stresses to that necessary evil called work. Christmas and New Year are long gone and Spring seems far from just around the corner, our weather is cold and grey. The effort of dragging my body into the office…

The Empty Nest: 25 Things I’m Glad I’ll Never Have to Do Again- Back to School Edition

So maybe you’re an empty nester for the first time, and maybe you’re feeling a little nostalgic – or maybe your crying a river of tears that reaches from your living room to your kid’s dorm. As I watched my youngest packing boxes (so many boxes!) to head back to college for his senior year,…

Under the Radar Books

The death of the bookstore seems to have arrived, I am sad to report – not that you didn’t already know. I say this having recently ventured into a Barnes & Noble where I was horrified to discover that, since my last visit, they had appeared to have stopped selling, well, books. In their place…

Why I Don’t Drink Anymore

My 21 year old son, who can sometimes surprise me with his level of maturity – I still think of him as a goofy 8 year old far too often – has opted out of a 21st birthday celebration in Las Vegas with some of his friends. “I just can’t keep up with them,” he…

Five Things I Learned as a Stay-at-Home Mother to Use as an Entrepreneur – Lessons From BlogHer

I attended the BlogHer conference in Chicago this past weekend. I also had the privilege of leading, with my partner Anne Parris, a roundtable discussion about midlife bloggers. This, after just two years in the blogosphere.  It was very exciting for me. The conference was attended by around 5000 women (and a few men), and keynote…

Decide.Create.Share. Plan For the Future Today

I am a member of the blogger kitchen cabinet for AARP’s Decide.Create.Share. initiative on long-term planning. No couple wants to talk about what will happen if… One of you gets sick One of you dies You run out of money You need to move to an assisted living facility Your family isn’t nearby to help…

A Journey Across the Country That Changed Everything

  We were a nomadic family. For a variety of reasons, my family moved to a new home every 2-3 years when I was growing up. While nearly all of those homes were in the same town, each move meant changing schools,  which meant starting over again – new friends, new teachers, a new street,…

When It’s Time to Let a Friend Go

I recently saw a series of photos on Facebook of friends from college who had gathered together in San Diego for a few days of fun. They were the usual types of images – laughing at a bar, standing in front of the ocean – you know the drill. It was fun to see the…

Was a TSA Agent Slut-Shaming This 15 Year Old Girl?

There’s no place to hide, people. If you say or do something inappropriate, insensitive, rude or just plain stupid, someone MAY tweet it, post it on Facebook, and make things look far, far worse than they were. Case in point: this article on the Huffington Post: Mark Frauenfelder, Dad And Boing Boing Founder: ‘TSA Officer…