The next generation of parents

My husband once shared an interesting observation about our generation's way of parenting. He said that we tend to make changes for our children based off what we didn't like about our own childhoods: ...more

The democratic family

I often try to involve my son in our family decisions: What do you want to do this weekend?, What do you think we should do about dinner tonight? and even What do you like about this piece of furniture? are all questions that I have asked him within the past week. I ask him about what he wants to eat for lunch while grocery shopping, and I haven't been allowed to choose his clothes since he was three and started to do that on his own. ...more

Generation Frustrations: Understanding the Generational Divide

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comWhen I was in high school, I had a lot of pride for my poems. While I was afraid to share any of them until the end of my grade school education, I still had a lot of pride in them. It’s funny looking back and seeing just how young I sound....more

Cool Collaborators: Generation Fabulous

Women, as Apple used to say, "Think Different."  Thank heavens for that difference.  I think it might save the world....more
Thank you for writing this, Nancy. It is such a great community of women. We're so glad to have ...more

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

The youths got beat up today. Gawker called us narcissistic. The American Scholar called us out of touch.  I say blimey! And other reactions. Read "Vox Populi's Vanity" at ...more

Younger Women And The Check Mark For Elder Respect...

For the moms out here who have a certain anxiety in the pit of their stomachs as daughters fast approach those hormonal/unsettling teenage years? I say, you're just preparing for the war! A teen daughter's mishaps, uncertainties and learning curves, will ultimately pass over without too much fanfare if she's raised with the best of motherly& fatherly advice and attention- hopefully. In real time, it's often the single mom who is doing the raising where she has become both parents; mom and dad to her teenaged daughter....more

What I Learned About Communicating Today - Ouch!

It was her face that communicated, “Look you old fart I don’t have time for all this yack-yack; tell me what to do. Let’s end this tedious conversation as soon as possible. I have a life. I do not want to prolong the veneer of pretending to share a part of mine with you.” The woman had a pseudo smile that was neither friendly nor inviting. Somehow I have crossed over into the undesirable zone. I was explaining a concept to a person approximately 30 years younger than myself. I looked at her face. The woman was more than bored, she was pissed. ...more

Yes, indeed! I have to explain complicated concepts and communicating on a 10th grade level ...more

I dream of GenY

If you're over 30 you probably don’t yearn to recapture 20-something days of gritty uncertainty. It’s even less appealing if you’re from the tail end of the Baby Boom, a generation gap in itself....more

I Am A boomer

This blog is about the issus and concerns of the baby boomer gneration. Personal opinion and life experiences add a touch of humor and nostalgia, ...more

Obama Generation: Working Hard Until Your Change Comes

Obama Generation: Working Hard Until Your Change Comes Yesterday a friend sent me an article that was published in the Washington Post ( ...more