On the 12th Day of Christmas, My Hormones Said to Me…

This Christmas, it's a hormone-filled holiday, thanks to our old friend’s perimenopause and menopause. Pour yourself a cup of spiked eggnog and sing along with me....more
Really cute!!  Love the Chanukah version!more

I Know Stuff

December 20, 2014 is my 50th birthday. And, I’d like to just say WTF?...more

My Little Brother Just Turned 40

My little brother turned 40 the other day. That makes me 43, I hate to say.I feel older than that, my life's over I'm fearing.What's that you say? I'm losing my hearing.I remember us as kids playing outside.Making leaf houses and on bikes we would ride.We played Circus Atari, killing the stick man with glee.We'd practice stunts with him balanced on my knee.I laughed at his Ken doll with its girl-like "down there"...Then my Barbie dolls would suddenly be missing their hair....more
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When to cross things off your prayer list

This weekend I was the driver of the float in our local Christmas Parade.In my youth I used to be the girl on top of the float but that season has passed. I am now the nondescript driver.During this season of life I had two darling young things sticking out of the car as we drove down the parade route. They were perfect. They had the parade wave down pat. They smiled and enjoyed being the center of attention...more

A Day to Remember

So last night I get a call from my oldest daughter, or let me rephrase that, it was a text. She said mom I think I am pregnant again.Wow the baby is only almost 5 months old. She found out this morning that she is for sure pregnant. She had such a rough pregnancy that I didn't think she would be so happy to have another baby, but she is very excited.I have two daughters and one son. Both of my girls are pregnant now. The youngest is 18. She just had a miscarriage a couple of months ago and she got pregnant pretty quick after....more

Why I Hate December 16th | Missing My Dad

December 16th is my second least favorite day.  Thirteen years ago today, I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack.  He was only 60 years old, and had no major heart problems.  Ten years later (my least favorite day), I lost my mom, so I am truly a middle-age orphan.  Being only 47 and having both parents gone is something I never imagined.  I also never imagined that my kids would not have ...more

Reaching Beyond Your Limits - The 5th Practice of Mid-Life Revivification

 “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e. cummings Jeez, you ask…how much more can I do?...more
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When Gifts Are Crappy

"It's the thought that counts."From the time we were kids, those words were drummed into our heads, almost as a caution. If someone gives us a present, we shouldn't be greedy, ungrateful, or rude. Rather, we should look past the thing and into the heart of the giver, finding gratitude for the intention behind the gift....more
Oh, my lord this is absolutely hysterical and touching.more

A Look at Menopause Through the Ages

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis?...more

When Good Times Want to Head to the Dark Side.

Okay. First of all, let’s agree that most men are the fucking WORST at breaking up. Or is it that they’re the fucking worst at breaking up with ME?? Am I the only woman in the world who doesn’t realize it’s even happened because no one TOLD ME? I didn’t get the memo or the email. Even a mofo TEXT would have been better than thinking someone is still there when it’s really their dust....more