Archive for the ‘Aging’ Category

Guest Blog Post: Frazzled, Frumpy, Fat, and Fatigued by Cindy Dupuie, CN, Functional Medicine Nutritionist


You’re nearing fifty, heading into uncharted territory of perimenopause and menopause. You’re feeling a bit depressed and/or anxious, you have no energy, you’re struggling with your weight, you’re losing hair, you would rather sleep than have sex, you have brain fog, and all of a sudden you’re suffering from IBS ...

Embracing the Image in the Mirror by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.


Excerpted from Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight, and being happy!. Copyright © 2016 by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.  Reprinted with permission from Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books. All rights reserved.   [caption id="attachment_23788" align="alignleft" width="250"] ...

Grandparents and Politics by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


It’s Saturday morning and I am reading, reading on my iPhone. My daughter is relaxing. I’ve written little here because I have had little to say, particularly on Wednesdays, the day I thought I could write unencumbered. This morning I realized I have things to say on Saturday and that ...

BOOK EXCERPT: Geezer Dad by Tom LaMarr


GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS (excerpt from Chapter One of Geezer Dad) If it wasn’t the boldest decision anyone ever made, it was big for us. After years spent discussing, debating, and generally overthinking our options, we would stop trying to not have a baby. We would place our fate in nature’s ...

Interview with Later Mom: Author Gail Sheehy by Robin Gorman Newman


Gail Sheehy, 77, is the author of seventeen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has ...

Meet Later Mom: Annabelle Gurwitch


NAME: Annabelle Gurwitch AGE: 53RELATIONSHIP STATUS: married to Jeff KahnRESIDENCE: Los AngelesCHILD NAME/AGE: 17 year old son EzraI'm an actress, a mother, a wife and an author. My latest book is I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50.  It's recently out ...

Being An Old Mommy by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Isn’t great how kids can keep it real? NOT, especially when it comes to age. One day in the bathroom my daughter let me know in a rather matter-of-fact way that I was an old mommy. I asked why she thought that. “Well you do have wrinkles like Grammie.” Ouch. ...

Birthdays Come and Go by Michele Talamo (a Later Mom)


My daughter and I are turning 5 and 45 this year! Birthdays come around for everyone all the time, right?! For me as an older mom, it has so much more meaning. As my daughter ages and reaches milestones, so do I! It's a time that makes me stop and ...

Would I Recommend Becoming a Later Mom By: Lori Loesch


  Would I recommend becoming a later mom?  When I had Faith I was 42 years old.  My son was 11 and my husband was 49 years old.  We were in the peak of our lives.  It was 2004, the home building industry was booming.  We were making more money than ...

Growing Old Gracefully BY: Lori Loesch


 I would like to grow old gracefully.  I don't want to be a grouchy old woman, complaining, daily, hourly, about, everything.  I want to be graceful, have grace...is that the word I want to use?  Grace? Could it be, Finesse?  Maybe Poise?  They all mean the same, so, yes, this ...