Finding the Funny with Guest Blogger Liane Kupferberg Carter

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When Mom “Likes” Too Much By Liane Kupferberg Carter Okay, I’m going out on a limb here. I’m a middle-aged mom and I love Facebook.  And no, I’m not playing games like FarmVille, Kingdoms of Camelot or Mafia Wars.  I love it for networking. So when “Saturday Night Live” recently aired a fake ad for […]

Shopping for Your Wife? How Not to Screw it Up

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Hubs and I were sitting at a local winery with a group of friends, when I overheard one of the men comment that he needed to buy his wife a birthday present and he was stressed out because he had no idea what to get her. I didn’t hear Hubs’ response, so I asked him about it on the drive home. […]

21 Signs the Honeymoon Might be Over

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Out with a group of girlfriends, chattering nonstop over wine and a variety of appetizers, when the conversation inevitably  turned to the current state of our marriages. One woman commented that her husband had recently walked in front of her into a local drugstore and let go of the door, completely oblivious to the fact that it closed in her […]

Christmas. You’re Doing it Wrong

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I love Christmas. It’s without question my favorite holiday of the year. Christmas is that time of year when Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jimmy Stewart, and Norman Rockwell come together and create a beautiful backdrop for happy people strolling harmoniously through gorgeously decorated malls full of ribbons, hot egg nog, and carolers, with love in their hearts for all mankind. Young children squeal with […]

Age Appropriate Style. It’s Not Just About your Mother Anymore

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I remember the first time I was called “Ma’am.” I also remember finally being called “Grandma.” And I clearly remember when I exchanged showing my ID to order a drink with showing my ID for the senior discount. But none of those moments made me feel as old as the first time I ventured out of a […]

The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty

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One of my favorite and most enduring Momisms from my childhood is “The only difference between a plain woman and a beautiful woman is God or a boatload of money.” Setting aside the whole “inner beauty is the only true beauty” argument that has been gaining foothold in our culture over the years, I’ve found that, at least on a superficial level, Mom was […]

I Read Snow White to my Granddaughter. Now I’m Paying for her Therapy

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My daughter-in-law recently sent me a list of items my two-year-old granddaughter might like for Christmas. Apparently she’s discovered books, so her list included several traditional fairy tales. The next day, I was at the local bookstore, leafing through some classic choices, and I suddenly realized how disturbing many of these stories might be to a small child. Seriously, these […]

Write a Book, They Said. It’ll be Fun, They Said. I Did. It Was. IT’S HERE!

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  For the three people I haven’t told yet, IT’S HERE! I’m beside myself with glee to finally announce the release of a two-year-long effort, my first book! Available NOW on Amazon.com (Softcover). I’m kind of loving the Amazon.com description: “Erma Bombeck meets Michael J. Fox in Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s. […]