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Tammy Hader Offers Her Quick Start Guide to Parent/Child Role Reversal

August 4th, 2023

By Tammy Hader for the NABBW: I knew it was out there, stalking me from the shadows of time. Parent/child role reversal is nothing new. It was easy to ignore until it became the reality of my life. Pausing my thoughts, I swivel my head left then right just in case any other ordinary inevitabilities might be sneaking up on me. Other than a slight midlife crisis, the coast is clear and I can return my focus to helping my mom cope with the problems of aging. “Mom and I are knee-deep in the inevitable swapping-of-roles segment of life, switching places as we reminisce about favorite memories, travel... Read More

NABBW Member Tammy Hader Explains Why She Pivoted to “The Path Not Taken” in Order to Leave a Meaningful Legacy

June 2nd, 2023

By Tammy Hader for the NABBW After 30 years of defining myself as an accountant and developing an adequately successful career, I decided to retire and explore a different path. This task sounds simple on paper, but translation to reality is anything but simple. I realized I had to answer several questions for myself, including: Where do I want to venture from here? What would be stimulating and fulfilling for the second half of my existence? How can I make a difference in the world, leave a mark after I am gone? When you start thinking about it, you realize these are tough questions. Life is... Read More

Trina O’Quinn Explains What She Calls “Dyslexic Spin” And How She’s Coping With It

November 2nd, 2022

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW   Recently, my husband and I were on our first vacation together in 3 years. COVID and my mother’s heart condition had kept us from traveling anywhere, especially together. So we started planning to go through  Portland, Oregon to Sammamish, Washington, in the Seattle area,  to stay with our son and his family,  and visit with our daughter and hers. Our eldest granddaughter was having a two year wedding anniversary party, which included a vow renewal and a weekend bash over the 4th of July weekend.    I was extremely excited. It was going to be... Read More

Gramps Jeffrey Ponders Our Nation’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic and the Proliferation of Homeless Baby Boomers, Wonders Why We Can’t Do More

December 1st, 2021

Guest post by Gramps Jeffrey, author of “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” For years, we Baby Boomers have viewed ourselves as the best generation our great country has ever seen. Prior to President Biden, who is a member of the Silent Generation (born 1925 to 1945), we Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) have actually run the country since the early 1990s: Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, and Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. But I’m asking you to look at the chaos we have created. Two issues stand out starkly for me: Our children are dying... Read More

In Which I Realize The Pandemic Experience Has Helped Me Finally Figure Out What It Means to “Stop and Smell the Roses”

February 18th, 2021

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW I have heard the expression, “stop and smell the roses” since I was 19 years old. This has been 56 years of my life. That is the entire length of my marriage. Until I was 19, my parents believed that they needed to keep me busy so I wouldn’t get into trouble. (Translation: so that I wouldn’t get pregnant.) This was the 50s and early 60s, so that was their greatest fear — to have a daughter get pregnant before she was married. The message I understood from their attitude was that ‘if you do not stay busy all your life, you will get into trouble.’... Read More

Mark 10/23/20 on Your Calendar Now: You’re Specially Invited to “Zoom In” On Ways You Can Fight Agism, As Pro-Aging Guru Ashton Applewhite Is Interviewed By DefyingGravity.life Founders Via Webinar

October 16th, 2020

Here Are the Key Event Details: “Aging While Female–Reimagined,” A Zoom Webinar provided by DefyingGravity.life Featuring Pro-Aging Author and Activist Ashton Applewhite Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:00 pm EST From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people incompetent. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too, until she dug into where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Pointing out that we are all either old or “future old,” Applewhite explains the roots of ageism... Read More

The Joys of Boomerdom

September 17th, 2013

The Joys of Boomerdom By Tracey Barnes Priestly One of the surprising benefits to being a Boomer is looking forward to the end of summer. You read that correctly. While many people are turning their attention to the demands of another school year, we are celebrating! Why? This is the time of year for our annual trek to the waters off of British Columbia. Ah, the joys of Boomerdom! It all began when my husband built Descant, a beautiful, 24 foot, wooden, pilothouse cruiser. From the moment we left the marina for the first time, we knew we were in for some memorable experiences. What we didn’t... Read More

Intangible Gifts Bring Joy This Holiday Season

December 14th, 2010

Intangible Gifts Bring Joy This Holiday Season By Julie Hall As an expert in personal property, my days are filled with visiting estates, consulting with my clients, and ascertaining what has value versus what does not. I help Boomer children make sound estate decisions after mom and dad have passed on. Also, I work closely with seniors helping them make a plan for their heirlooms and appraising the worth of their collectibles. My world revolves around beautiful things and what each item may be worth. Sadly, I have to watch people fight over them after a loved one dies. Having met with thousands... Read More

Mid-Life Rehab

September 13th, 2010

Fifty, an age blessed with knowledge, but burdened with the collection of good and bad experiences, is simultaneously a powerful, yet fragile age. Some accumulated trauma goes so deep it is a part of our physiology, affecting what we do and how we feel. The fast darting of cars can rekindle the horror of a forgotten automobile accident, triggering adrenaline that settles into muscle tissue as harmful lactic acid. The memory of experience is in our bodies, as well as our minds. A genuine Mid-Life Rehabilitation helps eliminate negative physic influences and enables us to enjoy healthier and happier... Read More

Michael Jackson\’s Children a Year after His Death

June 28th, 2010

This week marks a year since Michael Jackson died. After his untimely death, a major focus was the future of his children, Prince, Paris and \’Blanket.\’ According to Jackson\’s will, his mother was to raise them – and the judge granted her permanent custody. All the while, pundits were busy predicting who would really take care of them. The number of boomer grandparents assuming care and financial responsibility for grandchildren continues to increase. Statistics show that over 2.9 million grandparents are raising more than 4.5 million grandchildren. This is particularly... Read More