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About Elaine Ambrose

Elaine Ambrose is a #1 best-selling author of eight books, including Midlife Cabernet and Menopause Sucks. She parties in her empty nest with her patient husband in Eagle, Idaho, near her grown children and funny grandchildren. Find her syndicated blogs, humorous books, and public speaking schedule on http://www.elaineambrose.com
Latest Posts | By Elaine Ambrose
Passport to Freedom: Do You Remember Your First Car?
2 weeks ago

Passport to Freedom: Do You Remember Your First Car?

My first car was a 1973 Pontiac Firebird, candy apple red with a white roof and a black interior. My father gave it to me for Christmas in 1972 as a reward for my pending college graduation the following May. Read More

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans
1 month ago

Why Your Children and Grandchildren Should Avoid Student Loans

By  •  Family

Graduation time is here, and families will join to celebrate an important milestone in the lives of their graduates. Mixed with all the elaborate pomp and circumstance should be the harsh reality that student loans could make them indentured victims buried in endless, mounting debt. The popular book by Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You’ll Go! will change to Woe! The Money You’ll Owe!
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How to Overcome Childhood Fears and Get More from Life After 50
2 months ago

How to Overcome Childhood Fears and Get More from Life After 50

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I recently escaped the snows in Idaho for a first-time vacation in Belize. The travel brochures claimed the water around the tiny island of San Pedro offered some of the world’s best snorkeling, so we signed up for an excursion.
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Senior Travel Surprise: Vacations Are Actually Splendid for New Couples!
3 months ago

Senior Travel Surprise: Vacations Are Actually Splendid for New Couples!

By  •  Dating

We met in our 50s, both divorced and disgruntled with relationships. I agreed to go on a blind date for dinner because I like to eat. Despite our best intentions to remain single forever, we were holding hands by dessert. Life has been sweet ever since.
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How to Tweak Your Holiday Traditions for Less Stress and More Fun
6 months ago

How to Tweak Your Holiday Traditions for Less Stress and More Fun

By  •  Family

Are your holiday traditions stressing you out? Maybe it’s time to tweak your seasonal activities for less stress and more fun!

I’ve followed the regular rituals of the season for several decades, but this year I intend to change the frantic schedule and reduce or eliminate some traditional activities. I already feel a wee bit guilty, but here are some stress-reducing actions I’ve planned for this year. Read More

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date
7 months ago

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date

By  •  Mindset

There is salad dressing in my refrigerator that dates back to the Bush administration. And there’s a plastic container in the back that’s growing a chemistry experiment but I’m afraid to look, so I just leave it there. Read More

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!
7 months ago

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!

My friend survived another trip around the sun, and I searched for an appropriate birthday card to send her.

I noticed that many cards contained exaggerated, pathetic caricatures that resembled cruel and unusual punishment for still being alive. An entire industry now creates snarky greeting cards and ready-made emails that mock seasoned women. I’m not going to buy or send them. Read More

How to Continue to Feel Relevant as a Woman Over 60
9 months ago

How to Continue to Feel Relevant as a Woman Over 60

By  •  Mindset

A tragic reality occurs when women reach the age of 60. Suddenly we become invisible and irrelevant to the rest of the world. Read More

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History
9 months ago

Following My Mother’s Funeral Hearse Back Through History

By  •  Family

My mother’s last journey on earth was in the fall of 2014 as her casket was carried from the Presbyterian Church to the cemetery. As we drove behind the hearse through the village of Wendell, Idaho, I recognized the three-mile trip as a snapshot of her life. Read More

How to Remain Positive in a Hostile World
11 months ago

How to Remain Positive in a Hostile World

By  •  Mindset

The news alert flashed on my cell phone as I was caring for my young granddaughters. There had been another mass shooting, this time in Florida. I quickly read the horrible details and immediately thought of my grandchildren.

What kind of world would they have in 20 years? Read More