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Tagged: Barbara Younger

Garden Blessings and a Cancer Diagnosis


Pink Zinnea

I’m a reluctant gardener. Perhaps because I can only grow zinnias and marigolds.  For real. All other seeds fail me. Perennials, except for a few, refuse to reappear in the spring. But this year the gardening muse took over, and I … Continue reading


Just Over Yonder: A Poem for Menopause and Other Times Too


Just Over Yonder

As I went through The Great Pause, I kept asking older women about it. “Menopause? That was ages ago! I’ve forgotten,” they’d reply cheerfully. Their responses were happy but not helpful. But… Their forgetfulness inspired me to start this blog, so I could … Continue reading


Toss Our Bras Now?



Just looking at these packages is like stepping into the This Is Your Bra-Life Time Machine. Do you remember getting your first bra? The fabric. Figuring out how to adjust the straps. Hooking it. Were you the sort who spun … Continue reading


Happy Sitting: An Idea for the New Year


  On my first official babysitting gig for my grandson a few months ago, We played, sang, read, And sang some more, And then one of us Cried, really cried. Oh no! Grandma KK, the other grandma, Had visited in the morning And lulled baby to sleep … Continue reading


A Guest Post from Santa Claus!


I have begged and pleaded and tried my very best to convince men friends to write a guest post for my menopause blog. Some have turned me down with a smile, some with a quite serious shake of the head. … Continue reading


Create Your World Claude’s Way


In France last month, my friends Judy and Lisa and I took a jaunt to Giverny, to the whimsical gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet. At  his Giverny home, our tour guide explained, the artist set the scenes. Claude didn’t … Continue reading


Tangerine Tango: Women Bloggers in Print


Color! The older I get, the more I’m drawn to vibrant colors. And so is Lisa Winkler, because she titled her  new anthology Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life. I  am delighted that Lisa selected three of my poems … Continue reading


On Getting Old, Grandma-style


I have a feeling I worry more about getting old than the average woman. Hard to know for sure, but it seems that way from  conversations with friends. But I had a moment come over me like a voice from … Continue reading


Change, Change, Change in the Change of Life


At some point as I was clumping my way through the Change of Life, I thought:  I really am changing. Not only physically but in some metaphysical way that for the life of the new me, I couldn’t pinpoint. Yet … Continue reading