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The Wisdom of Preschoolers

August 11, 2014

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has had the opportunity recently to spend some quality time with her two grandsons, age five and three, if one defines quality time as a visit to a county fair, an outing on a pirate ship, a morning walk to get donuts, eating a lot of ice cream, and […]

Guerrilla Aging: Lucky Seven

May 23, 2014

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                                                                  The following is a guest post from Carol Lostetter, the author of Just My Life. Seven years ago, Carol entered the mystical, overwhelming, […]

Latest Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Throw Pillow

April 28, 2013

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Having had such a swell time with my recent trip to the ER, I decided to arrange for another life threatening adventure. Since I had been caring for my one-and-a-half year old and three-and-a-half year old grandsons, all scary and deadly items had been safely stored away.  So I had to get creative. Calling upon […]

Boomer Grandparenting: Able to Leap Tall Continents at A Single Bound

February 28, 2013

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    When my daughter and her husband of one year moved to London, I thought the worst had happened to me.  Then, within a year, she was pregnant. The loss factor multiplied. Then my first grandson, Jonah, was born. Suddenly, the romantic notion I had always had of grandparents and grandchildren living in close […]

The Hunger-for-Beauty Games Pt3: Redefining Beauty and Aging

June 1, 2012

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Most of us passed through early middle age in a blur of child rearing and/or attention to our professional goals.  We could have been forgiven for not paying much attention to the aging process. And, unless we were unfortunate enough to go through the dissolution of a marriage and subsequent entry into the world of dating, […]

Christmas in London: Santa is Booked, But An Elf Might Be Available

November 24, 2011

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It’s Thanksgiving and the best way to celebrate is to get in line now for all the “Black Friday Sales That Start on Thursday” sales. The second best way is to post this brilliantly reworked piece about Christmas in London and to hope that the people who read the inferior post  last year are too […]

How to Take Care of People Who Are 60 Years Younger Than You

September 26, 2011

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Some of us might have noticed that the age span between us and our grandchildren is wider than between that of us and our children.  This is especially pronounced if we gave birth to our own children at the tender age of twenty-something, but, unlike us, our children felt the need to delay the production […]

The Toddler/Hobbit Connection

July 25, 2011

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Toddler anatomy differs from other anatomies, like adults and marsupials.  Because their center of gravity is so low to the ground, Toddlers resemble real people less than they do Hobbits, without the medieval garb or hairy toes.  And, like Hobbits, they live in a miniature world of their own creation.  Yet, because they are so […]

Word to Your Mother

July 21, 2011

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Adult children are generally like people who work at the same office with us.  We see them on a regular basis and we might even have lunch with them or go out for drinks after work or even go to their house for dinner.  We know things about their personal lives, especially when they are […]

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.  […]