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Janie Emaus

Janie Emaus is the author of the time travel romance, Before the After, and the young adult novel, Mercury in Retro Love. She has an essay in the Best Selling humor anthology, You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth. She is a staff writer at In The Powder Room. She is proud to be named a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year . Janie believes that when the world is falling apart, we're just one laugh away from putting it together again. To learn more about Janie visit her blog www.theboomerrants.com and her website Janie Emaus. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @Janie5010.

Balls Out

Balls of steel? Not for me or Janie Emaus! How about a new phrase for women? Read more from Janie on her blog, Boomer Rants. It’s all about the balls. And yes. I am talking about the ones which I’m sure just dangled across your mind. The ones which are part of the male anatomy. It …

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periods, menstruation, menopause, perimenopause, getting your period, tampons, midlife, midlife women

When it’s Over. Done. Period.

I haven’t had my period since February 10, 2001. This date is etched in my mind along with the day I gave birth, both of those “special” days involving my marriage vows, and my daughter’s first day of pre-school. As well as less universal, but perhaps more traumatic events such as the night my boss …

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dryness, vaginal dryness, sexual discomfort, orgasms, married sex, aging, oral sex, featured, midlife women, midlife

All Dried Up? I Don’t Think So.

Some things are meant to be dry. A good, white wine. A well-shaken martini. A particular joke. Some, not so much. That which falls in the “not-so-much-and-beyond” category is my vagina. Yep. There-I said it, for all the world to hear. According my gynecologist, that is the current climate of my “oh so precious” lady parts. Now, I …

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TV Moms Through the Decades

1960s – Someone who wakes up early with a smile on her face. Think Donna Reed and June Cleaver. Makes breakfast for her children and husband. Makes lunches for her children and husband. Hands her husband his briefcase and sends him off to work with a kiss. Walks the kids to the bus stop. Cleans …

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