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Heidi Herman’s Book ‘On With the Butter’ Advises How to Spread More Living Onto Everyday Life

October 13th, 2020

Being originally from Wisconsin, which boasts being The Dairy State, I have alway loved cooking, baking and eating foods made with real butter. (I’m actually a butter snob, truth be told.) So when this sunny looking, smallish paperback came across my desk, touting that life is better with butter, I just had to pick it up and start reading. Of her reasons for writing the book, author Heidi Herman says, “This book was inspired by my other, who lived her life to the fullest. After my mom’s recovery from a stroke in 2016 at the age of 92, my mom began promoting the message of living... Read More

Art Barry’s Book “The Downsize Side Hustle,” Offers Seniors a Winning Way to “Bet the House”

September 19th, 2020

If you’re a home-owning Baby Boomer looking for a profitable side hustle, this book is for you. You’ll be especially interested if, going forward, your personal housing preference is not to move to a retirement community, but to stay in the family homestead – or at lest the home you currently live in – and “age in place;” yet you’ve realized that the kids don’t have time to come visit very often, which means the family homestead, as it currently stands, is really too big for your current needs. This situation not only describes the experience of Art... Read More

Are You Feeling Like Normalcy and Control Are No Longer Within Reach? You’re Likely Experiencing Disenfranchised Grief

July 17th, 2020

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW As the pandemic continues, I am becoming more aware of what it means to experience disenfranchised grief: The illusion of Normalcy and Control is slowly being taken away from me. (I suspect that this has happened to everyone.) In trying to write this month’s blog I realized that I was experiencing too many instances of disenfranchised grief.  If I tried to cover them all this blog it would become a novel.  So, I decided to write about a few of the most unrecognized or unspoken losses in my life. The first is the loss of the ability to plan, to have something... Read More

Against My Father’s Will: A Memoir

July 15th, 2020

Against My Father’s Will: A Memoir By Jane Morgan Barry Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes If you’re a Baby Boomer woman, you grew up in the late 50s, the 60s  and 70s, a time of great change and civil unrest. We had Martin Luther King, Jr. leading the cause for racial equality, the strong anti-war movement that grew out of the Vietnam conflict, and, of course, Betty Friedan, the feminist writer and activist who sparked the fight for women’s liberation. As was demonstrated at dinner tables all over the country, and well-portrayed in Norman Lear’s iconic must-watch 70’s... Read More

Barry Silverstein’s Latest Book, “Boomer Brand Winners and Losers,” Is a Fun Read and a Walk Down Memory Lane

January 22nd, 2020

Perhaps all of us have moments when one of our more mundane thoughts crystalizes and remains frozen in our memory forever, though we don’t know why. I’ve had many of these over my lifetime. For example, during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, I recall listening to the news on the radio in my mother’s kitchen, while I baked a cake which was destined to be that night’s dessert. I remember wondering whether or not Russian housewives had access to boxed cake mixes. And deciding they probably didn’t. In an earlier memory – I couldn’t have been more than three... Read More

Jed Diamond’s Newest Book, “12 Rules for Good Men” Continues His Mission to Help Men Understand Themselves While Helping Women Understand What Good Men Really Need

November 19th, 2019

NOTE: I was lucky enough to be invited to read a pre-publication copy of this book. As a result of that early reading, and my subsequent positive impression, I am honored to tell you that you’ll find a brief quote from me – along with the thoughts of dozens of other authors, coaches and medical experts – at the front of the book and on the front and back covers. Now, given that disclaimer, here’s my totally honest opinion of this book in a single sentence: If there’s a man in your life that you care about, you owe it to yourself and to him to buy this book. Heck,... Read More

In-Laws Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story (Eighth in the Series)

September 23rd, 2019

In-Laws Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story (A Baby Boomer Mystery Book 8) By Susan Santangelo http://babyboomermysteries.com Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Carol and Jim Andrews are back again in this eighth installment of author Santangelo’s “Every Wife Has a Story” Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery series. This one entitled “In-Laws Can Be Murder.” A bit of time has passed since daughter Jenny married Mark Anderson, her best buddy since grade school days, who’s now a detective on the Fairport, Connecticut police force. In fact, as the book opens, Jenny... Read More

Thoughts On (and Warnings About) the Growing Proliferation of Senior Scams: It’s Time to Talk About Financial Scams

June 1st, 2019

By Anne L. Holmes, APR, NABBW’s “Boomer in Chief” Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, MBA, NABBW’s Retirement Planning Associate, sent an article recently, for me to share on our NABBW Facebook page. When I read it, a story written by and published at Marketplace.org, which I’ve published in its entirety below, I experienced one of those “gut punch” moments. I knew as soon as I read it, that I really had to do more than just pass along the link with a quick comment. Why? Because I recognized the unfortunately scammed people who were profiled in the article, even though... Read More

Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children

May 9th, 2018

Interview with Sheri McGregor, M.A., author of “Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children”  Read More

How to Achieve Success in a #MeToo World

December 21st, 2017

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On  Read More