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Labor Days

May 19, 2011

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Thanks to Newsweek, I now know that laughing gas is being touted as an aid during labor (the kind that ends in childbirth, rather than the kind that ends in a paycheck).  This got me to thinking about my own labors, in 1975, 1976, and 1980.  This was shortly after husbands began routinely appearing in […]

A 100,000 Year History of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Six Months Of Life

December 27, 2010

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For those of you who live someplace other than the bottom of my clothes-to-be-ironed basket, you are aware that the world is always changing.  And pregnancy, childbirth and young motherhood have changed along with it.  I am aware of this because I have an 18 month old grandson, Jonah.  Although he looks remarkably like the […]

Christmas in London: Santa is booked, but an elf might be available.

December 4, 2010

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                                                                                                                   As a Jewish American, I feel uniquely qualified to pass judgment on how the Brits celebrate their Christmas season.  All the same trappings are there: the trees, the lights, the shopping mania, the bleary-eyed pseudo-Santas roaming the streets.  But I am here to observe some of the differences.  After all, like with the English […]

Creating A Baby Sex Symbol For Fun and Profit

August 14, 2010

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Huggies has a new “limited edition” disposable diaper, made to look like denim. Life in the Boomer Lane is a great fan of denim, and she thinks the diaper is a stroke of genius. But she has a huge issue with the commercial that she has already seen at least six times. In the commercial, […]

Smuggling Babies Across Borders

June 17, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane spent one memorable Thanksgiving in London with Beloved Daughter and her family. Her younger son/youngest child and Her Always Baby and his girlfriend joined them.  Her Always Baby and his girlfriend had been together over a year, but this was her first experience traveling with LBL’s family.  For part of their stay, they […]

Grandma Does London

June 15, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane is in London to celebrate the first birthday of First Grandchild.  Like any besotted grandmother, she believes her grandchild walks on water (or he would, if he walked).  On her last trip to London, she tried to smuggle him through Customs between France and the UK.  She has decided not […]

Sex and the Sixty (Year Old) pt3

May 24, 2010

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After Life in the Boomer Lane’s friend Susan  is contacted by men on various computer dating sites, and, after she continues to communicate with them via personal email and phone calls, she is able to eliminate most of them as not a good match for her. “Not a good match” may mean various things: One […]