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About Lee Gaitan

Lee Gaitan has worn many hats in her 25 years as a professional communicator, from public relations writer and talk show host to educator and stand-up comedienne. She is the author of two books, Falling Flesh Just Ahead and My Pineapples Went to Houston – Finding the Humor in My Dashed Hopes, Broken Dreams and Plans Gone Outrageously Awry. She has also authored a chapter in the bestselling book, The Divinity of Dogs. She is the proud mother of one and stepmother of two and now lives in suburban Atlanta with her husband and dog. Connect with her at http://www.leegaitan.com
Latest Posts | By Lee Gaitan
New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game
2 hours ago

New Grandma? Here’s How to Play the Grandmother Game

By  •  Family

The instant our eyes met, I was done for. One single glance and my knees turned to liquid, my heart to putty. In that moment, I suddenly knew that truth that nothing really happens until it happens to you. Read More

Try this New Strategy to Make Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Stick
3 months ago

Try this New Strategy to Make Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By  •  Mindset

So, it’s the start of another new year and you know what that means – resolutions. I have an impressive history of faithfulness regarding resolutions, faithfully making and breaking them, that is.

Every January 1st, I faithfully write down my resolutions in my journal and just as faithfully break most of them before the ink has completely dried on the page. Read More

Grilled Market Salad and the Art of Finding Happiness in Simplicity After 50
4 months ago

Grilled Market Salad and the Art of Finding Happiness in Simplicity After 50

By  •  Mindset

I am a woman of amazingly simple tastes – well, for the purposes of this blog post anyway. I’m not at all opposed to fancy and luxurious gifts if you want to surprise me. Think spa day. But back to my point, one of the simplest pleasures I have found in life is the Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad. Read More

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner
5 months ago

Can You Hear Me Now? The Art of Communicating with Your Partner

By  •  Family

According to a short Google search I just conducted, the best historic evidence suggests that marriage as a formal institution has existed for nearly 5,000 years.

In all that time, there has likely never been one single wife who, at some point or other, didn’t blurt out these words of frustration to her husband, “You don’t listen to me!” Read More

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes
6 months ago

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes

By  •  Lifestyle

The older I get, the more clearly I see – through my new trifocals – that life really is a give and take proposition, often with equally unsatisfactory results. Read More

Planning a Second Honeymoon after Decades of Marriage? Read These 4 Tips First
7 months ago

Planning a Second Honeymoon after Decades of Marriage? Read These 4 Tips First

By  •  Family

It’s a well-known fact that I’m a big proponent of “seconds.” All sorts of seconds, from second helpings (that’s where the “big” comes from) to second chances. Read More