Ronna Benjamin

Ronna Benjamin About Ronna Benjamin About the time BA50’s Managing Editor and Partner, Ronna Benjamin, turned 50, she had an epiphany. After 28 years of practicing real estate law at both a large downtown law firm and then solo at her own firm, Ronna realized how much she loved writing and how much she hated lawyering. She jumped into the world of writing at and never looked back. Ronna writes humorously about the things BA50s are concerned about – personal experiences with adult children, the illnesses and quirks of aging parents and in-laws, and their own mental, emotional or physical health issues (READ: insomnia, anxiety, and bulging waste line). She is an active BA50 with her pulse on what BA50s care and are talking about from politics to the most recent episode of Downton Abby. A native Bostonian who loves to spend time with her husband and three adult children, Ronna also enjoys sailing, cooking, running, and biking, and she tolerates skiing so she is not left home during family vacations.

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Enjoy This F*&king Article

April 8, 2014
enjoy this article - swearing - road rage

Swearing can be bonding. Swearing between friends shows that we are totally comfortable with one another...
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Candy Crush Found To Cure Insomnia

April 1, 2014
I finally got past level 65, and I'm still sleeping like a baby

I have found a way to get to sleep. I may be getting stupider, but at least I’m well rested.
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Why Do I Have To Be Fitter Than Him?

March 25, 2014

I think I have a problem with my husband. He is health conscious and fit and he has will power.
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Naked In The Locker Room: Part 2

March 20, 2014
naked in the locker room part 2

It’s the partially clad versus the totally naked. All hell is breaking loose in the ladies’ locker room.
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10 Reasons To Wear A Towel In The Locker Room

March 11, 2014
10 reasons to wear a towel

Is it normal for women to blow dry their hair at the gym in their birthday suits?
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Does Your Child Have A Weight Issue?

March 4, 2014
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Mom: “I made a delicious fruit salad for dessert!” Teenage daughter: “Are you telling me I’m fat?”
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Boomers Now Twice As Likely To Divorce

February 25, 2014
boomer divorce

20 or 30 years of a life ahead of you is too long not to do try something else.
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Badass Grandma

February 25, 2014

This picture made me smile for days. I have a special fondness for Badass Grandmas, and truly I hope someday to be one.
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Do I Have Permission To Remarry After You’re Dead?

February 24, 2014
til death do us part

As my dad used to say, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. It's best to get things things sorted out.
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Gloss 48 Giveaway! Enter To Win!

February 21, 2014
BA50 Giveaway Graphic 2

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Makeup Advice From An Expert

February 18, 2014

What’s the single most important makeup product for women over 50 that they might not have already?
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Witness Uganda: A Journey Worth Taking

February 14, 2014
witness uganda

The fantastic choreography (by Darrell Grand Moultrie), the heart-lifting original music, the rich harmonies and warmth are the hallmarks of this new play.
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25 Ways To Say, “I Love You” At Mid-Life

February 11, 2014
25 ways to say I love you

I know what you're thinking, you don't DO homemade cards. What would you say? Here are 25 ways to give the message "I Love You" to your Valentine, without saying those exact words.
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Amazing Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes For Your Sweetheart

February 8, 2014
Amazing Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes For Your Sweetheart

From Our Friends at Skinny Kitchen… amazing red velvet cupcakes for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day! The old saying goes, ”The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well my saying goes, “The way to anyone’s heart is with chocolate.” Especially when you present these adorable cupcakes.  What a wonderful way to
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The Best Chocolate Valentine’s Day Recipes

February 6, 2014
The Best Chocolate Valentine’s Day Recipes

My name is Karen and I write a blog called Baking In A Tornado.   We know that BA50s love chocolate…and here are some awesome recipes that will take you through Chocolate Month and beyond! Check out my Chocolate Strawberry Brownie Cake recipe                And my Crockpot Chocolate Bread Pudding:  
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The Friends I Keep In My Basement

February 4, 2014
The Friends I keep in the basement

What dear old friends are you hiding in your basement? Tell me I'm not alone.
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It’s All Downhill From Here? Not A Chance!

January 28, 2014
skate skiing

Despite Mike's nasty fall on his first day out, Cross country skiing, skating or classic, on established trails in a cross country ski center is pretty safe-- most falls end only in laughter. I am totally confident that Mike's accident was a fluke. I say that with utmost caution, however,
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Women’s Trips by Private Journeys

January 28, 2014
private journeys

For over a decade a small company built for women’s escapes has been growing and thriving by offering international women’s adventures. Private Journeys was designed specifically to help its clients escape to a new world, be enlightened by new discoveries and inspired by sights, sounds and culture.
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The 25 Things On My Enemy List

January 21, 2014
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I blame this post on Richard Nixon. When I was in middle school, we learned that the Nixon administration had created an “enemies list” –-Recently, we have been hearing more about Enemy Lists: Obama’s enemy list, Hillary’s enemy list, the Church of Scientology enemy list ...
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How I Stopped Snoring

January 14, 2014
how I stopped snoring

...and at the same time, kicked the Ambien habit
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