Category Archives: Mid-Life

Between the Lines: Blogging over 50

A few months ago, I responded to a request from Katherine at KatherinesCorner.com,  as she was looking for women bloggers over 50 to share their experiences, such as what inspired them to start a blog, what keeps them motivated and … Continue reading

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I would have told her

It has been almost a year since our youngest child graduated from high school. One year of college down – where did that time go? Prom pictures and senior photos are starting to pop up on social media, and it’s … Continue reading

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Battling with grays and strays

Grays and strays – just another dandy way that menopause shares its, dare I say, hair-raising, life-altering change. About three years ago, I colored my hair for the last time. The gray was in for the win, and my scalp became irritated from … Continue reading

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Cheers then, Downton Abbey

Cheers then, Downton Abbey I remember when I didn’t much like Sundays, well Sunday evenings anyway. As a kid, it meant slamming into completion the school work that was put off to the very last minute. As an adult – … Continue reading

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In defense of a snow day

Snow day!  In my little corner of the world, the area schools have (wisely) declared a snow day. Thousands of students and most of their parents are thrilled – however, just as many people are not. I often wonder why there … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you.” – Anonymous  “Note: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Element Associates and Midlife Boulevard.” Did you know that over 40 million … Continue reading

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Patriotic path to Veterans Day

“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” Henry Waxman One of the perks of having an “almost-empty-nest” is the ability to travel more … Continue reading

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Adjusting to fall

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s I caught a glimpse of her from across the way. She stopped to check her phone, not knowing where we … Continue reading

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Props for Menopause

“I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I’m from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character.” – Dan Aykroyd Ha – you’re probably thinking “Props … Continue reading

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