Browsing All posts tagged under »children«

The Perfect Recipe for Turkey

August 30, 2012


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


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


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


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, […]

What Baboons Can Tell Us About Aging and Singles Dances

May 17, 2012


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, […]

The Toddler/Hobbit Connection

July 25, 2011


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


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 […]

The Monetization of Hopscotch

April 1, 2011


Seriously.  Life in the Boomer Lane has never, even in a drug-induced Happyland stupor while seated in Dr Gerald’s dental chair, ever thought about blogging about Hopscotch.  Come on now.  Hopscotch?  Is there a more basic children’s game?  Yes, there is.  That one where you hide something in your hand and shove both fists in front […]


March 16, 2011


Tomorrow morning, I’ll board a plane for London to see my daughter and my grandson.  I’ve been there many times, now.  This trip, like all others will have its own unique character.  The word “fullness” comes to mind when I think of this trip.  My daughter:  The fullness of belly, of breasts.  Incubating her next […]

Oh, Baby. Boomer.

March 10, 2011


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 […]