Episode 12 – Romance Never Gets Old

Love and romance never get old on this episode of The Kiss My Age Show! When it comes to romance novels, this billion-dollar industry is beginning to take notice of the tastes of its older readers and there are A LOT of them out there.

One of the more prolific romance writers is joining us on the show. Meet romance novelist Karen Booth. Karen is a full-time romance author, wife, mom, 80’s music fanatic and all-around fabulous woman! Karen writes for Harlequin, the largest romance publisher in the world. She’s mid-century modern as we like to say and didn’t start writing until she was 40. She writes sexy contemporary romance with characters 35 years-old and older.

We talk to Karen about the world of publishing and how writing “seasoned romance” works. She also offers up advice for women wanting to get into the industry and share their stories. You can find Karen at Karenbooth.net or join her Facebook group: Seasoned Romance.

Who doesn’t like a good love story?! Please listen, tell your friends and join the conversation!


In episode 11 we talk about Food and Nutrition!  Nutritious food can taste good and here is the best news, we don't have to give up chocolate!  This episode has a lot of insight on the pleasure of food and the purpose it brings to our lives as we and our families change.

This episodes talks about: different diets and what they to us and for us, how to create habits, what are the must have spices, and the truth about cooking - it doesn't have to be daunting nor perfect!  This hit home for all of us: we see our bodies and metabolism change, our active lifestyle is different than our 20, 30 and 40 year old self and how that affects us.

Ellie Krieger talks to us about the why but also the what to do about it. She does this with a voice both of reason and humor! Ellie is a registered dietitian, she earned her BS in clinical nutrition from Cornell and her master’s in nutrition education from Teacher’s College Columbia University. She is the host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series “Ellie’s Real Good Food.” She is also well known as the host of Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite.” Ellie Krieger is the leading go-to nutritionist in the media today, helping people find the sweet spot where delicious and healthy meet. She is a New York Times bestselling author, James Beard Foundation and IACP award winning author of six cookbooks and her seventh is launching this year.


Not one, but two topics on this episode of The Kiss My Age Show!

We start with self care and discuss what we do to unwind and de-stress, and the importance of setting aside time to do what we love.

Then we put the “fun” in “funeral” when we talk about our exit strategy.  It’s never too early to get your affairs in order and exit on your terms.

Please listen, tell your friends and join the conversation!

Episode 9 – ELDER CARE

This is the episode where we talk about becoming your parent’s caretaker.

One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking care of an elderly parent.  

How do we navigate this new territory when faced with such a responsibility?

Michelle Boyaner joins us on the show. She is producing a documentary film entitled “It’s Not A Burden: 32 love stories of adult children caring for their aging parents”. You can get more information by clicking on the link: https://www.itsnotaburden.com 

Please listen, tell your friends and add to the conversation!


We have a lot to talk about on this episode of The Kiss My Age Show!

We start with menopause. Is it hot in here or are we hot flashing?

Then we talk about dating at midlife. To swipe or not to swipe?

And we bring it home discussing nutrition.   As we get older, do the food rules change?

Let’s discuss.

Episode 7 - PARENTING

This is the episode where we talk about parenting! Sort of.

We know that once your kids become teenagers or older, you might feel like you've got a handle on the parenting thing. Maybe not entirely, but even then, how much advice are you really looking for?

Well, our parenting episode took a little turn and focused more on how do you hang on to yourself as a person as you parent - with a little parenting sprinkled in.

Lyss Stern, founder of Divalysscious Moms and author of Motherhood Is a B#tch!, joined us (from ChuckECheese no less) to talk to us about finding opportunities for a Mom's Time Out (MTO) and taking care of yourself so you can take of everyone else. You can find Lyss Stern at DivaMoms.com.

We agree that we are raising adults. And we share some hilarious parenting stories, many of which feature lice. And who doesn't love that?

Episode 6 – FINANCES

This is the episode where we talk about money!

Having a sound plan for your long-term financial security is important. Have you saved for retirement? Are you in debt? Do you need help with creating a budget?

Katie Keary, a wealth advisor from Buckingham Strategic Wealth, joins us to answer questions and offers strategies women can use to navigate key financial decisions.

Knowledge is power and having the power to take key financial steps, even simple ones, can make a huge difference in your future wealth and happiness, so let’s talk!

You can reach Katie Keary at Kkeary@bamadvisor.com or visit buckinghamadvisor.com


This is the episode where we talk midlife crisis or midlife awakening?

Are you reinventing yourself? Are you changing careers? Are you following your bliss? What do we do now?

Susan Grayson Stone, CEO at Mesh Brands,  joins us to talk about rediscovering the meaning and purpose of her life during an unexpected break in her career.

Sometimes you need to let go of one trapeze and grab onto the other.

Let’s talk!

You can find Susan Grayson Stone on Linkedin. 


Episode 4: DIVORCE

This is the episode where take a deep dive into divorce. When do you do it? How do you know? What about the kids? What do I need to know from a legal perspective?

Julie Herber, Divorce Attorney, joins us to talk about the nuts and bolts. Like the other Julie, she is also a big fan of therapy.

She brings a couple of perspectives we weren’t expecting:

Marriage as a term contract


Negative Sentiment Override

Let’s discuss.


Episode 3: MID-LIFE CRISIS OR MID-LIFE AWAKENING AND ELDER CARE. Sometimes you gotta just breathe

In this episode we talk about two topics for our upcoming full episodes and would love your input!

Mid-Life Awakening: Are you reinventing yourself? Are you changing careers? Are you following your bliss? What do we do now?

Elder care: Are you taking care of your parents or are your parents still able to care for themselves? Have you talked “exit strategy” with them? Does all the responsibility fall on you or do you share it with siblings?

We want to hear from you! Please contribute to our follow up full episodes! 

Episode 2: DIVORCE, FINANCES, PARENTING - and not in that order

This is the episode where we introduce the topics for our forthcoming episodes and request your input.

Divorce: Have you been through it? Are you thinking about it? What did you learn from it? How do you survive it?

Finances: What is important for us to think about, especially as women? Is it too late to start? How do I manage?

Parenting: What is your parenting philosophy? Are you a sanctamom? Can you beat Karen's story?

We want to hear from you! Please contribute your thoughts to our follow up episodes. www.thekissmyageshow.com.


This is the inaugural episode where we discuss what it means to be invisible. As a woman, are there periods or situations in life where you feel invisible?

Pamela Hester King joins us to talk about invisibility and respond to listener contributions. And she tells us, you have to pass through the arch of invisibility, which is also invisible. When you least expect it, expect it.

The Trailer: Here is what the show is all about.