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Open Letter To Mom: 12 Truths You Taught Me

Posted on 05/10/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeDear Mom, By now, you’ve probably opened the package I sent for Mother’s Day. If not, SPOILER ALERT: I got you those leggings you wanted (like mine) and an oversized tunic to match. Cute? Yes. Thoughtful? Kinda. Special? Not really. Even the card I sent was ordinary. A few months ago, I picked out the perfect one, but then I forgot it at home on Tuesday, the day I had to USPS it all to arrive on time. #mothersdayfail Mom, …

Haiku to Mom

Posted on 05/10/2013 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingFor Mother’s Day this year, haiku poetry seemed an appropriate medium to express feelings about our moms: short and sweet; direct, descriptive, creative; gets the point across without embellishment-kind of like our moms, right?!   Here is my haiku for Patricia, my Mom, who surprises and amazes and teaches me every day. Fragile and yet strong Her heart grows for her children Mom is love warrior  – @amygoyer I tweeted out my haiku and put out a call for haiku about mothers via my Twitter and …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM

Posted on 07/3/2012 by | Before I Forget | Comments

Personal HealthThis last weekend was my mom’s birthday.  She would have been 100 years old.  Or maybe 90.  It was hard to tell with her.  What my mom had told me when I was growing up was that she married at the young age of 18 – straight out of high school.  I had no reason to doubt it since she was my mom and, of course, she told the truth. When my Uncle Irving, a mean spirited, bitter man, was at a family event he …

In One Word: Describe Your Mom

Posted on 05/11/2012 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeThe Challenge: Describe your mom in one word. The Result: A list of colorful (and some remorseful) adjectives that would even make the editors at Merriam-Webster proud. We asked, you responded via Facebook and Twitter. You sent us pictures and explained why your mom, madre, mama or BFF was/is ________. I’ve counted them all and here’s the Top 12: No. 12: Best Friend.  Many have such a close relationship with their moms that they consider them to be their best …

Juggling Life and Change

Posted on 05/11/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeSegunda, daughter Angelita, and Argentine poodle Lady Piola have landed in their new digs, the pages of AARP.ORG/VIVA—and they like what they see. Whew, that was some drop for Segunda, Angelita, and Lady Piola! Angelita realized—too late because she was reluctant to jump and Segunda had to push her beyond her comfort zone—that she forgot to pack her own parachute. Perhaps in a case of art imitating life, my own daughter dove out of a plane a couple of weeks …