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Marcia Kester Doyle
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Marcia Kester Doyle is the author of the humorous book, Who Stole My Spandex? Life In The Hot Flash Lane" and the blog, Menopausal Mother. She is a contributor to What The Flicka, and HumorOutcasts. Her work has also appeared on Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Scary Mommy, In The Powder Room, Bluntmoms, BlogHer, The ErmaBombeck Writers Workshop, Midlife Boulevard, BA50 and numerous other sites. Marcia is a married mother of four children, and a grandmother to one feisty granddaughter. You can find Marcia's blog at: http://www.menopausalmom.com
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Erziehen wir eine undankbare Generation?

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 3:15 PM

THE BLOG

Vor ein paar Tagen hatte ich eine Diskussion mit meinem jüngsten Sohn. Er hatte sich über die angespannte finanzielle Situation unserer Familie beschwert und kam auch gleich zur Sache. Er verstehe zwar, dass ich es als Schriftstellerin schwer habe, Geld zu verdienen. Aber er frage sich...

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14 Things To Expect When You Become Older

(5) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 11:35 PM

I've noticed a lot of changes in my life over the past few years, and I'm not just referring to a few extra pounds or menopause. My husband has noticed little changes in himself as well; his knees click when he gets up off the couch, and his back gives...

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8 Things I Never Knew About Having Adult Children

(16) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 3:56 PM

I remember the day I dropped my oldest child off for his first day of kindergarten. Once the teacher smiled politely, waved goodbye and shut the door, I rounded the corner and sobbed. My baby boy was growing up too fast.

Fast forward to his college years. It was deja...

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The Truth About Motherhood

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 7:13 AM

The dictionary defines a mother as "a female parent; one known for providing care and protection over someone else; a person who expresses maternal affection to others."

My definition of a mother goes beyond the simple terms in the dictionary. Mothers are the key component in binding a family together...

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The Invisible Generation

(31) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Late one night in mid December, I stood in the check-out line at a Target store to purchase several children's toys for a holiday fundraiser. The line was moving slowly, and the people ahead of me were grumbling about the cashier's inability to move things along faster. I understood their...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Valentine's Day Gifts

(6) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:37 AM

Traditionally, Valentine's Day is a celebration for the ladies. The name automatically conjures up images of candle light dinners, flowers and decadent chocolates nestled in red satin hearts. Men have a completely different perspective of Valentine's Day -- one that involves obligation and pressure to get the right gift. I've...

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One Size Fits None

(7) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 11:51 AM

I hate clothes shopping, which explains why I've never been accused of being a fashionista. It also explains why my daughters always call first to ask what I'm wearing before they bring their friends over to the house.

Shopping is a miserable way for me to spend a day,...

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Over The Hill And Away We Go

(19) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:37 PM

I don't like the mornings I wake up feeling like Rip Van Winkle, a time when the world has passed me by and I've suddenly gone out of style. Thirty years gone by in the blink of an eye. It makes me feel like an ancient relic. The good news...

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Menopause

(7) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:09 PM

We all have them. The secret sins that keep us awake at night and tap us on the shoulder during the day while we try to go about our business. The sins that we would prefer our friends and neighbors never see. For some, this means dancing the Salsa naked...

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The Face Of Depression

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 6:31 PM

While the country is reeling from the loss of Robin Williams, we find ourselves asking the same question over and over -- what would drive one of America's most beloved comedians to end his life? On the surface he had everything: a unique brand of humor that brought him fame,...

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¿Que necesito qué?

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 4:00 AM

Una colonoscopia. Ya sólo la palabrita me produce miedo. Es algo que llevo posponiendo un tiempo. Es lo que te suelen regalar por tu 50 cumpleaños. "¡Eh, felicidades! Aquí tienes: ¡una colonoscopia envuelta en papel de regalo!" Afortunadamente, todavía no venden kits de colonoscopias para llevar a casa; en ese...

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10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 4:20 PM

Menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude. It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that it isn't all bad. Look at it as an era of new freedom. Yes, you heard me right. There...

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Erziehen wir eine undankbare Generation?

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:09 PM

Vor ein paar Tagen hatte ich eine Diskussion mit meinem jüngsten Sohn. Er hatte sich über die angespannte finanzielle Situation unserer Familie beschwert und kam auch gleich zur Sache. Er verstehe zwar, dass ich es als Schriftstellerin schwer habe, Geld zu verdienen. Aber er frage sich auch, wann ich endlich...

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I Need a What?

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 2:54 PM

A colonoscopy. The scary "C" word. Something I've been putting off for a while. This is what you get for your birthday once you hit 50. "Hey, happy birthday! Here's your present -- a gift-wrapped colonoscopy!" Fortunately, they don't sell home kits for that sort of stuff, or else everyone...

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Are We Raising An Ungrateful Generation?

(371) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 6:59 AM

The other day I got into an argument with my youngest teenager. He was complaining about our family's strapped financial situation and was quick to point an accusatory finger at me. He understands that I'm a struggling writer trying to earn a buck, but he couldn't resist asking when I...

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From Empty Nest to Full House

(15) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 12:06 PM

Our youngest is only a year from graduating. Between school, work and an active social life, he's seldom home. Since our three older children flew the coop years ago, my husband and I have been enjoying a taste of freedom as "almost" empty nesters. I cook less, nap more and...

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10 Things I Will Never Do Again On Summer Vacation

(16) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 7:10 AM

My folks were always avid travelers in search of new adventures. Once the last school bell rang in June heralding the beginning of summer break, our suitcases were packed and loaded into the station wagon. When I was young, these vacations involved long road trips that led to some "interesting"...

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10 Reasons Why I Love The Midlife Years

(27) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 6:56 AM

I'm not afraid of aging. I've been looking forward to my retirement years since I was in my thirties juggling four children and working two, part-time jobs. While others bemoan the toll that aging takes on their bodies and their lifestyle, I'm pouring over travel sites and counting down the...

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My Father's Chair

(5) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:46 PM

The soft padded chair envelopes me in memories of my father, the leather worn where his arms once rested. I run my fingers over the smooth patches to get a sense of him, breath deep the scent of leather and success. From this chair he managed a real estate and...

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10 Great Things About Being An Empty Nester

(36) Comments | Posted June 1, 2014 | 8:41 AM

There was a time when I took pride in the fact that my house was one of the busiest (and noisiest) on the street. I had four children of my own, took care of five others during the after school hours, and maintained a revolving door for all the neighborhood...

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