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Lisa Carpenter

Lisa Carpenter publishes the Grandma’s Briefs website , where she shares bits on life’s second act and strives to smash the outdated "grandma" stereotype. Lisa also is a freelance writer, with credits including Grandparents.com, The Huffington Post, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and more. She and her husband live in Colorado. They have three adult daughters and two grandsons — plus their brother, scheduled to arrive June 2014 — courtesy the middle daughter and her husband. Instagram: grandmasbriefs

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9 Things I Just Can’t Resist

As my oldest daughter and I embark on another round of supporting one another in efforts to get into shape, the idea of irresistible temptations have been on my mind. Thankfully I don’t lose my willpower when it comes to chocolate. No, it’s carbs that do me in. Love me some pasta… and potatoes. I’m …

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Please Step Aside, Ma’am

I recently started reading “29” by Adena Halpern. It’s the story of Ellie, who, on her 75th birthday, wished while blowing out the candles on her cake to be 29 years old again – and was magically granted the wish. I’ve so far enjoyed the amusing story of the cantankerous grandma made young again and her exploits …

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