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Cooking With My Mom

May 19, 2014

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    Several months ago, I entered a monthly contest on a literary site, Midlife Collage. Winners were chosen who had the highest Facebook likes and the best comments from readers.  Thanks to your support, I won that contest.  Now several months later, all winning entries were reviewed and the winners were asked to submit another […]

My Mother. Myself? A guest post by Erica Hollinshead Stead

April 1, 2013

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Every once in a while, I am struck by the need to blur the lines between the generations of women.  To remind myself that we are all, at heart, the products of other women whose reality differed in countless ways than ours.  That we are all, at heart, traversing a terrain our mothers never knew, […]

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 […]

Mama Grizzlies, Animal and Otherwise

October 5, 2010

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The October 4 issue of Newsweek has an article titled “Hear Them Growl,” about the political female Grizzlies.  Life in the Boomer Lanc  decided to get to the bottom of this, doing some mighty deep research for about 15 minutes on Google and on the National Geographic site.  Aside from the time that a bear […]

Things My Mother Warned Me About

September 23, 2010

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I found a dead squirrel in my driveway the other day.  As soon as I saw it, I heard my mom’s voice, “Don’t pick it up.  It is probably diseased and you will get sick and die if you touch it.”  I told my friend Phyllis, who was visiting and was, at that moment, sitting […]