What to Expect When You're Expecting: The MidLife Edition

So here’s what I learned: Vaginal dryness – which can be a serious problem for women of menopausal age, as well as new mothers, cancer/chemotherapy patients and women who are extremely stressed or on certain medication – is treatable! That’s right … If you’re going through this, it’s not like that cactus I killed last year … you can bounce back!...more

Menopause: It’s No Laughing Matter! … Or Is It?

Did you know that smokers and overweight women have worse hot flashes? ...more

Enabling the Change: A Humorous and Informative Discussion About Menopause!

I was at a Sisterhood event at my synagogue recently, fanning myself from the heat and sweating like Paula Deen during a butter shortage. “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?” I asked the ladies at my table. “It is warm in here,” one of the other women said ....more

Enabling the Change: A Humorous and Informative Discussion About Menopause!

The hangout made me realize that I had a false-alarm flash. I had really great time, learning from Dr. Minkin and the other women who participated. I have to say, it’s great to be a woman in the 21st Century, able to talk freely and with humor about topics that were once taboo to my mother’s generation....more

What? You Don’t Like My Knockers?

When my daughter was little, like most kids in the kindergarten set, she loved knock knock jokes. Knock Knock! Who’s there? ...more

My Blog is Finally Redesigned!

Today is an exciting day...more

Welcome to My Kingdom!

Welcome new readers. I’m glad you’ve ventured over to my kingdom! I hope it’s a place where you’ll find relatable laughs from a middle-aged, weight-challenged, semi-professional dieter and mom,...more

Holy Cow! 15 Pounds in 24 Days. I’m a Believer!

This morning I stepped on the scale and weighed 220 pounds. Not much to celebrate. Unless you consider the fact that I’ve just lost 15 POUNDS IN 24 DAYS … without being hungry and...more

Schvitzing Out This Blog

I was in a gourmet shop in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor when I spotted a Chinese takeout carton labeled “Jewish Fortune Cookies.” Unable to resist, I made my purchase and promptly dug into the carton to open the first one. “Oedipus, Shmedipus,” it read. “So long as you love your mother.” I smiled from ear-to-ear, […] ...more