I Said I'd Never Dye My Gray Hair. I Was Wrong.

When my own strands of gray started coming in, I swore to myself that I would never dye my hair to hide them. I was middle-aged and OK with that fact. I knew a lot more about life than I had in my 20s, and that seemed a good trade-off. But then I got a few more such hairs, and a few more. I wasn’t completely gray, but those gray hairs were definitely visible — at least to me, if no one else. ...more
I went grey in high school. There was no way i wasn't dying it. I want to love my gray when all ...more

The Midlife Pursuit: What's My Passion?

Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
Thanks so much. You have plenty of time to figure it out...enjoy the journey.more

What I Learned at My 25th High School Reunion

If there had been a geek squad at my suburban Philadelphia high school in the late 1970s, I would have lettered varsity: editor of the school newspaper; president of the drama club; consistent earner of A's that marched in orderly columns down four years’ worth of report cards. Image Credit: danxoneil...more
Such a beautiful post, PurpleClover, thank you for sharing your story.  It resonates with ...more

I Forgot My Son's First Words and Lied About It

First, let me say that I love my son. He has brought more joy to my life than I could ever have imagined. Good, now that we have that straight, I must confess. I don’t actually remember all of my son’s firsts. Nor do I have video documentation or an alphabetized library of scrapbooks as proof that my son did indeed take his first step or speak his first word. But, I can promise you that my now 15-year-old son is a walking, talking teen who can string sentences together and walk from place to place all by himself. ...more
Janethpaez So glad I'm not the only one. If you say it with conviction you should be good. LOL. ...more

Menopause Killed my Inner MILF

 Menopause Killed my Inner MILF...more

What to Know If It's Your First Date This Century. Ish.

Soooo….you’ve been messaging with someone online and you kind of like him and he kind of likes you and you suddenly Susan agree to go out.  GACK! And if it’s your first “first date”/ meeting all the more reason to celebrate/ freak the fuck out!But you know what? Every journey begins with the first step so this journey begins with, most likely, the ubiquitous coffee meet and greet. Nothing wrong with that, girlies and I’ll tell you why: quick exit strategy.    ...more

Have low T? There’s help for that!

Menopause can be such a challenge....more
Great article! I just interviewed a doctor about Low T for men. Check it out ...more

Don't Judge Me; I have a condition

by sybil sage...more

Park Hyatt Aviara: The perfect resort for families & Empty Nesters

Imagine the perfect resort that is casual, yet elegant that offers entertainment for families with kids and can also please the discerning Empty Nester. Although this request is a rather tall order, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California does an amazing job fulfilling both requirements....more

Adult acne, why me part 1

I am no stranger to acne. I've had it since I was 11 years old. My mother took me a dermatologist office who prescribed me some anthibiotics and taught me a method to help basically pop pimples that I thought was horrible.  He wanted me to cleanse the pimple in rubbing alchohol and then lance it with a sterile needle....more

After 7 Years Of Loneliness, I Still Refuse to Settle for "Mr. Wrong"

How many kinds of lonely do you think exist in the world? I’ve never actually asked myself before…it just popped up right now because I suddenly Susan wanted to address how lonely I was last year before I decided to go back online....more
OldAgeBook TY for all the RT love!more

A Childhood Friend Can Make You Feel 15 Again

Having spent the past four days visiting my best friend from high school, I woke up this morning in a curious funk. I should have felt refreshed and happy, on a post-vacation high. Instead, I was melancholy and moody....more

Fabulous Photos Friday: Images of Thai Buddhism

The images of Thai Buddhism will stay with me forever.  The Golden, intricate figures and images are somehow soothing, awe inspiring, and even sacred.  They are steeped in antiquity, history and worship.  Look at the peaceful faces of the Buddhas, and the sometimes fierce aspect of the protectors.  I do want to return to Thailand to see them all again....more