All Blog Posts Tagged 'age' (26)

Lessons in alcohol

While reading my son the story of Dumbo, I had forgotten there was a passage around the clowns drinking some "funny water." And of course my son didn't understand what that meant. So that became the moment when I told my five-year-old about the effects of alcohol.

We had talked about alcohol before at the…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 11, 2015 at 5:48am — No Comments

Science cracked the biological clock

I didn't believe that there was such a thing as a biological clock. And then I reached my late 20s and really, really wanted a baby. Fortunately for me, I already had the perfect guy and we were on the same path to marriage, baby and happily ever afterhood. I have a lot of friends who heard the ticking of their clocks earlier in life and had several children before I had my first. And I have a few friends who wanted to get their careers…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 25, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

How old are you really?

A few months ago, a couple of coworkers were trying to figure out my age. Eventually, one of them just came out and asked me. Several of them thought I was significantly younger than I actually am. I know this is not because of the way I look (I think I look my age), but rather because of the energy level that I have.…


Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

Taking that first (legal) drink

At a recent happy hour with my coworkers, we started talking about our 21st birthdays. There were the usual tales of being taken out by friends to have their first legal drink, with lots of admissions that they had had alcohol well before that milestone birthday.

When it came to me, I told the truth: I…


Added by Lauren Markman on May 18, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

How old do you feel?

A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me how old I was. She said she wanted to know because I seemed to have too much energy. I asked her to guess, and she said 28.

First of all, I thanked her, since I am actually in my mid-thirties. She seemed shocked and asked my secret. I explained that my son…


Added by Lauren Markman on December 23, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

DIY Moon Sand ( 2 ingredient)

You need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baby oil
  • container (we used the lid off a sheet cake) 


  1. Add flour to your container
  2. Drizzle oil evenly over flour.
  3. Knead the oil into the flour with your…

Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 7, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

You Need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Tempera paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Tissue paper
  • School glue 
  • Shish kabob skewer (or something similar to make holes in the toilet paper…

Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 4, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Ice Cream Playdough

The Graceless Mommy Grind

 I originally found the recipe for Ice playdough at Smart School House. There they have the exact recipe of how…


Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 30, 2014 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

Glow Jar On A Cold And Gloomy Day

You need:

  • Glow sticks (we used the bracelet ones but i think the thinker ones might be easier to pour
  • Scissors
  • A mason jar
  • Glitter 


  1. Crack the glow sticks to make glow
  2. Cut end off over jar…

Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The face in the mirror

As I gazed in the mirror this morning I could only cringe.  New lines and wrinkles, new gray, new age spots....all this newness simply meant I was getting old.  I am not obsessed with my age of 56 but I do acknowledge that I have more days behind me than what I will ever see in front of me.  I wish I could see myself through the eyes of my grandchildren.  They don't see the wrinkles or age spots but rather someone whose eyes twinkle when they are around, someone who feels silly and…


Added by Cindi Walton on November 11, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Finding Quality Before and After School Childcare Options

As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year.  If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care.  There are plenty of options when it comes to…


Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Mom’s When Did You Transition Your Baby from the Bottle to a Sippy Cup?

When I took my son to his 9 month old well baby check up, his doctor told me that she wanted to make sure that he was off the bottle around his first birthday.  I really didn’t think this was going to be possible to wean him from the bottle by the time he was a year old but it was easier than I expected it to…


Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Free Copy of Detroit Daze, by Crime Fiction Author John H. Byk (pen name, Conrad Johnson)

John H. Byk (pen name, Conrad Johnson) was born and raised on the gritty streets of Detroit, Michigan.  After surviving high school, he joined the Coast Guard and then went back to school to earn his Masters of Art in English.  Still aching to see more of the world, he worked as a Merchant Seaman and then taught English in Japan and Thailand before…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 11, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Book Review: The Mason Jar by James Russell Lingerfelt

The Mason Jar written by James Russell Lingerfelt is a coming of age love story that will stay with me for a very long time. The author’s writing style drew me in right away. I finished reading the book in one day.

The story read like a long beautiful poem with vivid descriptions that made me feel like I was there in person. The story chronicles the main character Finn's first relationship with a fellow student named Eden. Finn fell madly in love with Eden, but…


Added by Nicole Weaver on December 29, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Are These Three Things Making You Look Old?

{by} Sasha |Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite

Whether in your 20s or 50s, every gal I know is all about a youthful looking body and skin. Let’s be honest…we all want to hear “wow, you look amazing” on each and…


Added by Sasha on November 9, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

A Thought on Happiness

This past year or two I've been thinking a lot about religion and spirituality. Matter of fact, lately I've been dreaming of listening in on a theoretic "end of the world" forum-of-world-thought. Well, I kind of just made that name up. But you get the idea. I want to sit down and listen to everyone who has a vision of all this massive change taking place worldwide and simply hear dialogue. It's the English major in me. I want all the colorful characters, the momentous stories. I want to line… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 14, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Men Just Want Hot and It Kind of Sucks

I know so many 45-55 year old men who would give up both their pinkies fingers to be with a 25 year old woman. They would book a room in a heart beat cause that's the way guys are. For most men, youth is the hottest attribute and the most fleeting, once it's gone, it's soo gone.

When I look at 25 year old men I think, wow, he's go nice skin but...

The men on the other hand, do not care…


Added by diana hampo on February 23, 2011 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

ESRB Releases New Video Game Rating Mobile App for Parents

Aim. Snap. Learn. It’s just that easy for parents to get detailed information before buying a video game this holiday season. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – which assigns the age and content ratings for computer and video games – has released an online video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gs_BRexfrY) announcing the upgraded version of its free…


Added by Crystal Thomas on December 14, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Middle-Age" Is So Last Year


Added by Jean Carroll on October 15, 2010 at 4:57am — No Comments

My Very Special Frist Center Adventure

In May, I contacted Emily Harper Beard at the Frist Center to plan my summer of “Genma’s Frist Center Adventures”. I started my conversation with an enthusiastic, “Hey, you need me, and here’s what I need you to do!” I rattled off a list of upcoming events that I wanted to host at the museum because I wanted to make sure it was the Frist Center’s “best year yet.” Never mind the crazy phone introduction, we would work through all of that later, I thought to myself. After what seemed an eternity… Continue

Added by www.genmaspeaks.com on September 7, 2010 at 8:43pm — No Comments

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