Raves and Reviews

  • Denise Boomkens Shares Why She Launched “AndBloom” For Women Over 40
    In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would publish my interview with Denise Boomkens. Denise is the founder of AndBloom project on Instagram, and author of AndBloom, which features inspiring stories about life from 100+ extraordinary ‘ordinary’ women over 40, and some into their 90s. Each woman’s story is accompanied by a  stunning color portrait ...
  • Love Italy? You’ll Want to Read My Interview with Maria Pasquale about “HOW TO BE ITALIAN”
    I truly LOVE Italy. My last trip to Italy was in 2019, the year before the pandemic started. Can’t wait to go back again — maybe next year. It’s one of my favorite places to travel. While I’ve visited Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Positano and Sicily, there are many more places in Italy I want ...
  • “The Automat” Documentary Brings Back Fond Childhood Memories
    If you grew up in one of the boroughs of New York City (like me) or Philadelphia, I bet you have fond childhood memories of going to the Automat. If so, you’ll love the recently released documentary, The Automat, which recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart. Fond memories of the ...
  • Chatting with Tracy Beckerman, Author of “Barking at the Moon”
    When I first started blogging I got involved with the Women of Midlife Facebook Group. The group formed after a BlogHer Conference in Chicago more than 10 years ago. There are many talented writers in the community, including Tracy Beckerman, who I am pleased to feature on my blog this week. Tracy writes the popular ...
  • Film Review: Lucille Ball Fans Will Love “Being the Ricardos”
    If you’re a fan of the 1950s television sitcom “I Love Lucy” and rank Lucille Ball as one of your favorite funny people, then you’ll want to check out the new movie Being the Ricardos. I was lucky to receive a screener to preview. The film is now available in theaters and also on Amazon ...
  • A Holiday Gift Guide Filled with Perfect Picks for Post 50 Women
    Have you done all your holiday shopping yet? Or are you waiting for the day after Thanksgiving to start? Many Black Friday sales have already begun. Nevertheless, if you’re still on the hunt, here are some perfect picks for post 50 female family members and friends. It’s time for my 2021 holiday gift guide. I was happy ...

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