I Filed for Divorce. Didn’t You Get My Text?

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  Conduct any kind of survey, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t agree that social media has forever changed the way our society communicates with each other. Conversations that used to have to wait until we saw each in person or when one of us got the message on our answering […]

Woman-Speak. From a Man’s Point of View

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Hubs was heading out the door to go fishing, and I called out, “Are you going to be back in time to mow the yard?” He turned back and replied, “Apparently. What time were you thinking?” “I wasn’t,” I said, “Last night, I thought you said you were going to mow the yard today.” “Bahaha,” […]

If Midlifers Gave Advice to Their Parents

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The Google universe is awash with humorous articles and blog posts on “Momisms” and advice we received during our boomer generation childhoods. Our parents had a seemingly never-ending list of admonitions ready to fire off as we grew up, designed to teach us good manners, the importance of an education, the necessity of safe sex, […]

Finding the Funny with Guest Blogger Kathy Kate Mayer

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Around town, I’m known as the period mom. But getting the ‘tween and teen females in my circle tampon-ready doesn’t have as much to do with swimming, as it does with my own horrifying maxipad childhood, which went something like this: ———————– “You wait here,” I yelled over my shoulder to the cute boy cautiously stepping off Bus #16 […]

How to Ditch the Drama Mama. (Even if She’s You)

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I got a call last weekend from an obviously distressed friend, who blasted me with a 30-minute, breathless tirade about her belief that her hubs and close friend were having an affair. My first reaction was to make a joke, because this woman thinks every female in town is hot for her hubs and whenever he’s […]

Finding the Funny with Guest Blogger Barbara Hammond

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Zero to 60 and beyond Blogging is bad for the waistline! There… the truth is out! I don’t like it, but I can’t stop writing. So… what’s the answer? There’s always ‘shapewear’. They’ve tried to make a girdle sexy. Sorry… not working! It is still a girdle. In the hot summer, when you can barely […]

Love Your Body. 18 (Not So) EZ Tips to Try Right Now

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I recently saw an article whose headline offered tips for women to help them love their bodies. They proclaimed that it was “time to rebuild your love for your amazing body and what it could do,” and to “believe in your beauty no matter what your size or shape.” Naturally, I’m open to any advice on […]

Cheating on Your Wife? How Not to Get Caught

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So you’ve met her. Maybe she works in your office. Maybe you bumped into her in the produce department at your local grocery store. Or maybe she runs the same route that you do every morning through the park. But you can’t stop thinking about her. It doesn’t matter that you’re married. What starts out […]

Finding the Funny with Guest Blogger Roxanne Jones

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Breaking Bad (Wind): Flatulence in Midlife Oh, the indignities of midlife. If sagging skin, a flat ass and dried out lady parts aren’t enough, there’s also flatulence to contend with. I could heat the house I produce so much methane tooting my own horn. I know, I know…talking about farts (or fahts, as we say […]

What Never to Say to Your Adult, Married Son

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A recent Google search for articles on empty nest syndrome turned up almost 4 million posts. Apparently it’s a universal phenomena among the boomer generation. Our kids are leaving home, pursuing further education and careers, getting married, having our grandbabies, buying homes, and generally living life quite happily without our round-the-clock helicopter parenting. We’ve known from […]