midlife

Why (and How) It's Hitting Gen X Women
In the throes of motherhood and marriage, I’d left my passions behind.
Putting my research training into full effect, I turned to Google and asked this very question! To my dismay words like 'older
It is fairly taboo for women to say to each other that they regret having stayed home with their children, but this is not an uncommon thing for therapists to hear. 
We live in a time where political correctness has diminished the authentic joy of the Christmas season.
A recent poll revealed that Americans are more divided than ever during this Thanksgiving week. Perhaps most contentious is the debate over which potatoes to serve: Idaho or Maine.
This exaggerated message was sent to my friend, the sweet grandmother. She didn't know how she could possibly torture anyone
My mother often canned and froze food, and grape jelly was her specialty. She would process hundreds of little jars of jelly, often attaching little gingham covers that she cut with pinking shears. I still have some in the back of my pantry.
I meet my friend Geraldine at a hip, local eatery in the heart of Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach. Over our poached kale and egg salads with a side of chickpeas I notice my firecracker friend is uncharacteristically glum.
As a widow in her 70s, my mother terrorized several counties in southern Idaho with her erratic driving. She loved to drive fast, but often forgot about rules and regulations.