10 Things I Would Love to Learn

By the time I turned twenty-two years old, I had spent nineteen years in school. Only the last two were by choice, but I would have gone even if I didn’t have to go. I love to learn new things, and I was a good student. I present my third grade, first quarter report card as evidence:...more
I can do half of them, but I'm pretty sure I'll never whistle or figure what's going on with the ...more

No Cheating Allowed: Tests You Should Talk To Your Specialist About During Menopause

As we get older, it seems like our visits to doctors become more and more frequent. An ache here, a pain there. Truth is, one way to reduce the number of doctor visits in perimenopause and menopause is to actually schedule a few crucial medical tests....more

Self Esteem and Your Dating Life

So here I am in the present again. I just passed the first YEAR anni of being on POF and tomorrow it’s again a year to the day I met BMX so this week has been rife with sentiment and revelations and memories - all kinds of good shit. Sigh. And what’s an anniversary without a pity party, on the phone sobbing: “I'm gonna to die alone, Allison!!”? Yeah. Break out the champagne, girlies. It was THAT much fun....more

I've Fallen in Love with Someone New – Happy Grandparents Day!

September 7th is Grandparents Day!!!!!!!!!!!! On August 8th in Seattle, Washington, our daughter Sarah and her husband Sol, brought a beautiful pink bundle of joy into this world. I am now a Grandma! Now, I understand why grandparents go on and on, bragging about their grandchildren....more

How to Plan and Survive Your Midlife Birthday

My most memorable childhood birthday could be a case study for why some people need therapy. My mother’s baby died during childbirth a few weeks before my 8th birthday, so my gift was a big doll with all the clothes that had been intended for my dead baby sister. There weren’t any inflated jumping castles or face-painting clowns at this party. Just my mother, weeping in the corner....more

21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

 1.  Travel more.  Travelling makes you appreciate life more; the more you see and experience new things and places, the more you appreciate being alive.  You see the beauty of nature, and you feel closer to your Maker like never before.  You get to release stress, you worry less, you become a happier person, and you see things from a different perspective.  You realize it's a beautiful world we live in, and it's amazing to be granted the gift of life....more

Trembling Upper Lip

Stiff upper lip! But mine is quivering. Wait a minute, thought I saw, familiar headache at the door, andWhat, you’ve never been? before, well I can tell you moreOf all the heartache, stress and strain, the awful journey that awaits A working mum aggrieved and torn, by her blood-hungry boss ...more

To Shop or Not to Shop On-line: What do you do?

AnniceTo Shop or Not to Shop On-line – That is the Question?...more
I shop online at Amazon.com a lot.  It's good for getting hard to find items.  There is no way I ...more

Sadhvi Sez: "The Hundred Foot Journey" and, it's still Summer!

SadhviSummer is not over yet, but seeing all that Halloween stuff in the stores, you might think it's just around the corner - it is not!  It is stil...more

5 Things New Empty Nesting Parents Should Avoid

Dorm rooms have been organized. Meal plans have been figured out. Big box store purchases have been divided and placed into containers, plastic bags and stuffed into drawers; some never to be seen again until next May.You gave your son or daughter everything you thought they would need, including the extra bucks on their school’s ‘dollars’ card....more
Yeah ... my older one moved out last year ... I still text her every night with my "love you ...more