Myrtle: A Love Story for Valentine's Day

 When my mom was nine, her best friend Bona Lockwood gave her a panda for Christmas.Mom named the bear Myrtle.It’s not hard to guess, from her appearance, that Myrtle has led an exuberant life.Lots of love.  Plenty of adventures....more

Ever Green Menopausal You

 Evergreen.  Since ancient times, a symbol of life in the midst of the cold of winter. Vibrancy.  Color. Renewal....more

A Menopausal Confession about Confession: A Novel Plan

A Menopausal Confession About Confession: A Novel PlanPosted on January 30, 2013 by Barbara Younger...more

Mother of the Bride: What a Time to Love a Dress

 The wedding dress has been selected, and so has the mother of the bride dress! A poem, written by me, in honor of the shopping and the dresses and both of us:...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks, Robin. I had to dig for that picture, but I was pretty excited when ...more

Giveaway! The Reader's Digest Diet Cookbook

 The mother of the bride dress has been purchased!  Update to come…But for this blogger, that means now is the time to take off these menopausal pounds....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com If you like Reader's Digest, stay tuned. Giveaway coming up on one of ...more

Hip Menoapuse

I’ve been working on a proposal for a book based on Friend for the Ride.My agent, Erzsi Deak, although enthusiastic, thought my proposal needed more glamour and spunk....more

A TMI Post! Leg Hair--Score One for Menopause

 When the weather turns cold, I wear more pants than skirts.  But about a month ago,  I selected a dress from my closet. Gee, I thought, if I’m wearing a dress, I should shave my legs.I HATE shaving my legs....more
Oh my god they totally mentioned this in "Hot Flash Havoc".  It's a documentary that covers ...more

A TMI Post! Leg Hair--Score One for Menopause

A TMI Post: Leg Hair–Score One for Menopause!Posted on January 16, 2013 by ...more

Apres La Holiday Willpower and Menopausal Weight Gain

My daughter Laura, the school psychologist,  gave me this treat-eating holiday advice, based on recent psychological studies:When you use self-control to resist treats, you reinforce your ability to use willpower.  So each time you make a healthy choice, you increase your chances of exercising self-control in the future....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks Robin! Working on the willpower but the pounds don't seem to be ...more

A Mirror Fast! Could You? Would You?

 The idea of mirror fasting has hit the blogosphere!Here’s an article in the New York Times giving you the reflective scoop:...more
@elaineR.N. Fun you leave nearby! The festival is neat, although it seems to vary from year to year.more