You remember the old Tom and Jerry cartoons where a Jerry would bonk Tom on the head with a cast iron frying pan? That is what turning 60 feels like to me. A bit of blind, white panic, mixed with a bit of claustrophobia and flavored with anxiety and ...
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Reaching 60 — Yikes

You remember the old Tom and Jerry cartoons where a Jerry would bonk Tom on the head with a cast iron frying pan? That is what turning 60 feels like to me. A bit of blind, white panic, mixed with a bit of claustrophobia and flavored with anxiety and depression. (THAT made me smile!)

It might help if I back track a bit and catch you up on history first.

In 2004, when blogging was just becoming a “thing” I started this blog and a job search engine designed to help 50 plussers find work. I was in my early 40s at the time and saw quite a few of my 50ish friends getting...

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What would you like to see in this space?

From 2004 to around 2010 I blogged extensively about Boomers and 50 plusses and the workforce challenges facing them. I spent a lot of time helping this demographic create their personal brands including setting up FaceBook pages, establishing themselves on LinkedIn and Twitter and showing them how to carve a new niche. When 2008’s economy bottomed out, it felt inauthentic and irrelevant to continue to focus on job-chunking when it was patently obvious there were no jobs around. So after a few years I lost the reason for writing. There was nothing to write about. And in the interim,...

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It’s all about Bamboo. Sometimes.

IMG_0811I’m a huge supporter of sustainability.  And I love the versatility and strength of bamboo, so I was particularly excited by NatureZway sending me a few of their eco-friendly cleaning solution products to test and review.

I tested Bamboo Perforated Towels (washable and reusable)  and the Bamboo Floor Wipes.   My business by day is pet services (including dog boarding) so I’m constantly and chronically wiping up everything from water spills to pee accidents and more. So I was ready to get cracking the minute the box arrived.  And I have good news and bad news on both products....

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The science behind the chocolate chip cookie

About 15 years ago…just when my daughter had mastered the art of asking for a cookie, I re-introduced myself to the world of baking and cooking.  I’d been a single corporate businesswoman for so long, that cooking had fallen way, way out of my sights. But now with a curly-haired angel sweetly cooing the words “cookie, cookie, cookie” at me, I had to start baking again.  When I’d been married (many years earlier) my then-husband was a spectacular chef and baker. Thanksgivings at our home was amazing.  He created imaginative delicious stuffings.  Family...

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Me Want Cookie.

As Cookie Monster would say…”me want cookie”…and the LA Cookie Con is about to deliver, big-time.  As someone who has eternally been in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie, I can’t wait to see what is in store.  My friend and baker supreme invited me to join her this year and I’m beyond excited.

Taking place at the LA Convention Center, Saturday headliner is Ron Ben-Israel,  star of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” and known as the “King of Cakes” for his cake-decorating acumen.

On Sunday, the show’s headliner is Rosanna Pansino,...

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