Browsing All posts tagged under »baby«

Take the Tooth, Leave the Money, and Go Away

October 15, 2018

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There are only two times in a person’s life that they willfully eject body parts. One occurs with advancing age, when random body parts prolapse and peek out from their usual hiding places within the body. The other is during early elementary school years, when baby teeth pop out at random, in order to make […]

What Baboons Can Tell Us About Aging and Singles Dances

May 17, 2012

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But first, please check out The Byronic Man.  Joel, the author, took time from his busy schedule of hilarity to feature Life in the Boomer Lane in his “20 Questions” series.   If you like her answers to his questions, let her know.  If not,  she’ll change them for you.                                                                                                                                                                                  ***** In the countries with the longest life expectancies, […]

Thanksgiving in London and Paris: Snuggling Babies Across Borders

November 12, 2011

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(The following is the third in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) I spent last Thanksgiving in London with my daughter, son-in-law, and brand […]

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 […]

A Guide to Life After 50

September 13, 2011

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AARP, the folks who used to be scary until we woke up one morning and realized we were one of them, continues to be concerned about the likelihood of us embarrassing ourselves because we have inadvertently lived long enough to remember the day rocks were invented.  They present a list of Don’ts by world-renowned author Jacqueline Mitchard.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oh, Baby. Boomer.

March 10, 2011

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E-Science News has come out with an article detailing a 65 year-long study on Boomers by the Medical Research Council of Britain. The title of the article alone, “Baby Boomer Study Shows Importance of Childhood,” is vital to understanding how they become who they become.  Mainly this involves the fact that, after years of research, scientists […]

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 […]