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Replacing A Baby With A Burrito

January 8, 2017

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  Life in the Boomer Lane is in Charleston, where Youngest Child and Daughter-in-Law have just produced their first child, after a mere 36-hour labor. DIL is a yoga  and natural food devotee and so was the perfect subject for the doula’s attempt to place her body in more positions than are contained in the […]

Menopause on Pause

July 9, 2012

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Loyal reader and gifted fellow blogger Alaina Mabaso  has alerted Life in the Boomer Lane to a phenomenon so shocking that LBL had a reason to spit out her organic vegetable slime concoction that she was drinking to atone for having eaten half of a half-gallon of butter pecan ice cream last night.  According to The Week’s column […]

Grandparenting and Other Aberrations of Nature

July 18, 2011

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Labor can be eerily similar to being a Christian during Roman times and being thrown to the lions.  Except you don’t even start out with any kind of weapon to defend yourself with.  And, unless you deliver your baby on the floor at Club Med on Greek Party Night, there aren’t people in togas, cheering.  […]

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 […]