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Oct 14, 2018 5:30 pm
How to Dress When You're Losing Weight — Without Spending a Fortune
The first time I bought clothes that weren’t plus-size, I expected confetti to fall from the ceiling. It didn’t, of course, but my elation at ditching my size 24 jeans for size 14 made me feel as...
Oct 13, 2018 9:26 pm
It Took My Grandmother's Death to Finally Appreciate My Mom's Incredible Strength
My grandmother never got her driver’s license. She stayed at home (quite literally), kept the house clean, the fridge full, and her children well-disciplined. She instilled faith and responsibility...
Oct 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Is Valerian Root Tea the Answer to Better, More Restful Sleep?
If you struggle with insomnia or have difficulty relaxing at night, then you might want to sip on a cup of valerian root tea before heading to bed. Known for its ability to help you sleep better,...
Oct 8, 2018 9:30 am
I Lost 100 Pounds in a Year — And This Is the Free Website That Helped Me Do It
I remember the exact moment I gave up dieting. My husband and I were in our guest room at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, chatting with his mom, brothers, and their families. We...
Oct 4, 2018 10:00 am
Want to Live Longer? Here Are the 6 Best Diets for Longevity
It’s an age-old question: Which diet will add more years to your life? In other words, what is the best diet for longevity? The good news is that there is no shortage of well-balanced eating plans...
Oct 2, 2018 12:30 pm
My Mother Taught Me That You Can Never Be Too Old or Too Sad to Find Love Again
You’re never too old or too sad to fall in love again. I know this, because I’ve seen it happen. Mama was married four times, and she buried all four husbands. The first was my daddy, but it’s her...
Oct 1, 2018 2:30 pm
6 Ways to Make Age Spots on Your Hands Less Noticeable
Does the skin on your hands look old? If you feel like age spots on your hands are revealing your advancing years, start turning these simple tips into habits. You'll reduce age spots (or liver...
Oct 1, 2018 9:30 am
All of My Best Friends Live Hundreds of Miles Away — Here’s How We Keep Our Connections Strong
My mom was recovering from chemo in Oklahoma, and I was hundreds of miles away in Wisconsin. I had been there for her hysterectomy and then again for her first day of chemo, but then I had to...
Sep 28, 2018 9:50 am
These Are the Best Jobs for Women Over 50
The best jobs for women over 50 depend on your particular skills, experience, and interests. At this stage in your life, you want your work to be interesting and fulfilling, while meeting your...
Sep 26, 2018 3:40 pm
5 Things to Do When You're Having a 'Fat Day'
Ever find yourself wondering what to do when you feel fat? You’re not alone. It’s safe to say that every woman has had the experience of getting dressed and thinking, “I feel fat.” But here’s the...
Sep 19, 2018 5:43 pm
7 Parenting Lessons I've Learned by Watching My Grown Children Raise Their Kids
Parenting is hard work, and it doesn’t come with a manual. We figure the rules out on our own. Thankfully, we get a lot of do-overs on the job. — and the reward is when our kids grow up to become...
Sep 17, 2018 2:30 pm
6 Challenges That Even the Best Grandmothers Face
In spite of all the cute memes, being a grandmother isn't all snuggles and giggles. My grandchildren sometimes leave me frustrated, upset, or just plain worn out. Still, I wouldn't trade being a...
Sep 13, 2018 2:23 pm
When Granny Is Also the Nanny: How to Handle This Delicate Relationship With Care
Do you accept delivery of a grandbaby as you sip your morning coffee? Are you one of those in the car line, picking up your grandchildren for after-school care? If so, you have a lot of company....
Sep 10, 2018 9:31 pm
They Say Women Over 50 Shouldn’t Wear Certain Styles, But I Couldn't Care Less
“My cute daughter-in-law is wearing a skort,” said my mother-in-law, who had just come to town, during an I-arrived-safely call to her sister. “Isn’t that something? Ayla wears skorts too.” Ayla...
Sep 4, 2018 2:30 pm
Yes, I Let My Kids Play in the Dirt When They Were Little — And I'd Do It Again Today
When I had children beginning in my early 20s, I carried on my mother’s tradition of having absolutely, positively no reservations about letting my kids get dirty to the bones. As a child growing...
Sep 3, 2018 1:30 pm
How I Faced My Fears and Finally Learned to Swim at 66
I’m standing in the shallow end of a swimming pool at my state-of-the-art gym, hands extended to the wall, face in the water. I blow bubbles as instructed and attempt to synchronize my arm...
Aug 29, 2018 5:13 pm
7 Reasons Why Living Away From Your Grandkids Might Be a Blessing
I am a long-distance grandma, and have been from the beginning of my grandma gig. The first few years I moaned and groaned ceaselessly about the miles separating me and my sweeties, but I'm now...
Aug 16, 2018 2:13 pm
Are You a G-Maw or a Glamma? How to Choose a Fun, Modern Grandmother Name
They don't wear their hair in buns and don't sport orthopedic shoes. They may rock out, but not in rocking chairs. Modern grandmothers are rewriting the book on aging. Is it any wonder that they...
Aug 14, 2018 3:00 pm
9 Parenting Trends That Today's Grandparents Just Don't Understand
Back in the 70s, I was a fairly progressive parent. I embraced Lamaze, La Leche League and Dr. Spock. I even made my own baby food. But in the time between parenting and grandparenting, I lost...
Aug 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Can Supplements Help Prevent Cancer?
Is it really possible to prevent precursors to one of the deadliest killers in the US with the best anti-cancer supplements? For the last several years, the Centers for Disease Control and...