“Dear Mom”: A Letter From Your Baby Boomer Daughter on Mother’s Day

Dear Mom, You are the reason I am who I am.  I learned so much about being a mom from watching you.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that oftentimes you were making it up as you went along, situation by situation, daughter by daughter.  There really is no “how to be a …

Do You Still Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Just like the spoon full of black-eyed peas I force down every year for good luck, I've always made a half-hearted attempt at a few New Year's resolutions.  For me, these resolutions have been your typical self-improvement goals like "lose weight".  And like most of us, I've failed at keeping the resolutions by the middle …

Bloodlines: Knowing Your Family History Just Might Save Your Life

As we gather with generations of family from near and far this holiday season  to eat our favorite foods and catch up on what's happening in each others lives, perhaps we should also be digging into our family health history. Here are a few questions to get you started: Do you know what your grandparents, …