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Drug Addiction and Baby Boomers

Drug addiction among baby boomers Recently I wrote a post about why I don’t drink anymore. After its publication, I was contacted about  the opportunity to interview Dr. Barbara Krantz, recently featured in the Booming section of the New York Times, about the rise of addiction to alcohol and  prescription and illegal drugs among baby…

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…

Aging As Youthfully as We Can

One of the biggest problems with getting older is that everyone else is getting older too. Day to day, the aging process is slow and steady — it comes in daily increments, little by little, so that we barely notice the changes until, of course, we do. “Where did that wrinkle come from?” we wonder….

How to Make Friends

The  close friends I have now, for the most part, are friends I made when my children were very young. The pre-school rule that mandated all students in the class be invited to every birthday party may not have been as important for the kids as it was for the parents, who all stood around…

Empty Nesting for the Second Time

Adjusting to the empty nest is difficult, there’s no doubt about it. When my youngest left for college in the fall of 2010, I felt as though my life’s work – being a full-time mother – was over, and I wondered – a lot – about what I was supposed to do next. I missed…

Kids as Adults – a New Kind of Parenting

Being a mother never ends. We all know that. Here I am with two grown kids, and still I worry – not like I did when they were growing up, but they are there, all the time, in my train of thought. Is there  a moment as a mother when you aren’t a mother? Are…

Boobs. A Conversation.

My midlife blogger friends and I talk about a lot of things. We talk about getting older. We talk about our sex lives – good, bad or nonexistent. We talk about our kids – but not as often as mommy bloggers. We talk about writing techniques, social media, and blogging tools. We talk about books…

The Safety of Home

  I tend to be an anxious person, and during my life I’ve had periods of time when anxiety has been so overwhelming that it’s caused me to rearrange my life to avoid panic triggers. I see anxiety as something that I have to consistently manage, whether through writing, medication, or shallow but mind-emptying therapeutic…

My Battle with the (Water) Bottle

  Having my two adult children living at home for the past few months has been, well, interesting. Where once they were mine to manage, advise, schedule and more or less control, they are now very much their own people. My daughter  has a job that she adores and that consumes nearly every waking moment…

Macy’s Customer Service – A (Positive) Update

  Last week, I posted about a problematic run-in with Macy’s credit customer service. I had a huge amount of responses to this post, nearly all of them in support of my complaints. A few people mentioned that they had the same experience, and many people said they no longer used any credit cards at…