Browsing All posts tagged under »children«

The History of Halloween

October 29, 2014

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    Halloween is the longest-running holiday ever in the history of the world, except for Take Your Pet to Work Day. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, part of the Celtic culture. The Celts were a squirrelly lot.  They had no central government, no big important person in charge of everyone, […]

The Difference Between A 1-Year-Old, A 3-Year-Old, A 5-Year-Old and a 67-Year-Old

June 26, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Seattle, where she celebrated her granddaughter’s first birthday.  She will leave for Brooklyn tomorrow, where she will celebrate her older grandson’s fifth birthday (June) and her younger grandson’s third birthday (July).  She now shares certain observations with her readers about the behavior exhibited at these ages […]

An Archaeological Dig, Without Leaving Home

July 1, 2013

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It occurred to me over the past year that my children will never remove the approximately 100 large boxes stored in my attic. They have good reasons, mostly consisting of “We have no place for it.” I even resorted to saying “When I die, all you will do is throw everything out in the trash […]

The Perfect Recipe for Turkey

August 30, 2012

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Set timer for 12PM today.  Mix the following ingredients: one Now Husband (preferably Turkish speaking), two sons, two daughters-in-law, one daughter, two grandsons. Add Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Bodrum. Season with love, laughter, great food, amazing sights, and one hot air balloon ride.  Will last unrefrigerated for 12 days.  Enjoy. Serves 9.

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 […]

Where is Your Placenta Buried?

June 28, 2012

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In a piece titled Vanishing Voices, the current issue of National Geographic presents five  languages across the globe that are on the verge of becoming extinct. According to NatGeo, “one language dies every 14 days.  By the next century nearly half of the roughly 14,000 languages spoken on earth will likely disappear…” The evolution of language […]

Generation ‘Special’

June 23, 2012

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This week’s Newsweek features a piece by David McCullough Jr, a teacher who gave a speech to the 2012 graduating class of Wellesley High School.  Visit Wellesley’s website.  The school sounds more like a university than a high school.  The gist of McCullough’s speech was “You are not special.  You see, if everyone is special, […]