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Pizza Meatloaf Made Skinny

Calling all pizza fans and I’m pretty sure that’s most of us! This meatloaf is packed with the yummy flavors of a slice of pizza and smothered with them on top. Each dreamy 2 slice serving has 225 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  I can’t wait for you to try it! Prep Time: 20… [read more]


28 Smart Things My Mother Taught Me

My mother was a MILF. Of course, she didn’t know it at the time. It was, after all, in the 1960s, and MILFs were 40+ years down the road. When I was in my teens, she would have been referred to as “hot,” or “a fox.” Suffice it to say, she was stunning and all my teenage boyfriends loved her.… [read more]

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4 Ways to Combat Emotional Shopping

Are you an emotional shopper? Emotions…don’t you just love them? They rise and ebb like the tide and sometimes become our own personal hurricane.  I know some of you still deal with the monthly rush of emotions and then there are those of us wiping the droplets off our brow from an intense time of… [read more]

The woman on the inside, with her handsome, young man.

The Two Women

The young woman on the inside is strong and vibrant. Self-sufficient and capable. Beautiful and lively. The woman on the outside, with her greying hair and thin skin, is tiny and frail. She breathes with the help of oxygen and spends her days confined to bed or chair. Most of the time, they co-exist peacefully,… [read more]


Why Wasn’t I Warned About Wings?

I’m well aware of the fact that, chronologically speaking, I have hit middle age. Since I’ve always been a firm believer that age ain’t nothin’ but a number and a person is only as old as they think, feel, and act (which might actually put me back in kindergarten), my own number never really concerned… [read more]

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Hot Coffee on the Boulevard – the Best of the Internet

It’s Friday, September 12, 2014 – time for Hot Coffee on the Boulevard. Have a great weekend! Some links are affiliate links. All links are awesome.  BOOKS WE LOVE Sharon will start reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton this weekend. Set in 17th-century Amsterdam, this novel is said to appeal to fans of The Goldfinch or Girl… [read more]


I Want a Husband

When you are young, married, and working, you might wish for an extra wife. When you are midlife and want to slow down the pace, you might want a husband. Read this tongue-in-cheek essay from Kim Tackett on why she (and her husband) want a sugar daddy. Read more from Kim on her blog, Fifty Fifty Vision. Do… [read more]


I’ve Fallen in Love with Someone New

 On August 8th in Seattle, Washington, our daughter Sarah and her husband Sol, brought a beautiful pink bundle of joy into this world. I am now a Grandma! Now, I understand why grandparents go on and on, bragging about their grandchildren. I’m proud, and not the least bit embarrassed to be a grandmother. I don’t… [read more]