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Gift Guide for Putting a Spin on Valentine’s Day

When I was a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day. I got such a kick out of giving out Valentine’s Day cards with big red hearts to all the people who made me happy. I gave them to my parents, my teachers, favorite classmates, my playmates, even the mailman.   Back then Valentine’s Day was fun, and … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Two Spinsters in Miami

This weekend, my friend, Linda, and I flew down to Miami to attend a two-day birthday celebration for our dear friend, Priscilla.  It was an absolutely lovely weekend.  Not only was it nice to be in 78 degree weather when it was 14 degrees in NYC, but it was also great to spend time with friends, … Continue reading

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Creating a Delicious Life in 2013

Today’s Guest Post is from Dee who will turn 35 in a few months and is contemplating this next phase of her life –perhaps as a single woman, but perhaps not. Dee lives in Kansas City and works at a non-profit organization that focuses on education. In her spare time, she is a photographer who loves … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: The Mansion at Noble Lane (aka Heaven)

This past weekend, I discovered a little piece of heaven.  My friend, B, and I decided we needed some R&R, so we headed up to The Mansion at Noble Lane, a boutique resort in northeastern Pennsylvania (Bethany) that was originally the home of the FW Woolworth family.  I was looking for a place where I, in all my singleness, … Continue reading

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Living Your Best [Single] Life

I have a pretty good life: great relationships with my family and a fabulous circle of good friends, an active social life, good health, lots of travel, and I support charitable organizations with my money and time. I adore my 13-year-old Yorkie, Danny. Despite all this goodness, though, I still come across people who look at my … Continue reading

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Readying Your Single Self For The Holiday Season

As soon as Labor Day is over, it seems the big holiday season is upon us.  And so the stress begins. Holidays can be challenging to just about everybody.  There are decisions to be made, plans put in place, and money to be spent.  And while this is true for everyone, many single people feel an … Continue reading

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Life’s Beautiful Moments…In Small and Easy Ways

BlogHer is doing an editorial series on Beautiful Moments and I decided to participate.  There are so many deep, meaningful  moments in a life that are beautiful like, say, giving birth (which I haven’t done) or sharing a laugh with someone you love (which I have done)…but I decided to take a more lighthearted approach.  I … Continue reading

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Fab Friday Favorites: Lazy Beauty

I like the finished product, but not the necessary work to get there.  What I mean by this is that I want to look good, but I don’t really like the beautifying process.  I like things easy.  So, the theme for this week’s Fab Friday Favorites is Lazy Beauty…short-cutting the process to looking good.   Hair … Continue reading

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Fab Friday Favs: Scents and Sensibility

I like things that smell good…but I have a love-hate relationship with fragrance.  It seems that I have a stronger sense of smell than many people, so I often smell smells at an amplified level…which can be a problem.   There’s a guy in my building who wears so much cologne that I can tell when … Continue reading

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My Hollywood Happening

Last week I had the good fortune to hang out in Los Angeles for a few days.  I flew out for a book-signing for my book —The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree— hosted by Kolu Boutique(which is actually in Venice, CA), my dear friend, Joni who works there,  Jane (the … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Chicks That Trip

For many women, one of the downsides of being single is the desire to travel but having no one to go with.  Traveling without some or at least one of your favorite people can be daunting, but it can also be freeing and fun (see Lori’s Cuba). This week’s guest post is by Chante Owens, seasoned … Continue reading

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Inspiring Spinsterlicious Sweepstakes Entries

Response has been great around the featured essays from the Spinsterlicious Sweepstakes.  I love hearing your stories and, apparently, so do lots of other people. What I love most is that we’re changing the stereotype of who a single woman is. When people- who-don’t-know-better make jokes about single women as “crazy cat ladies”,  “angry”, “too unattractive to … Continue reading

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Marriage. Kids. They’re Not For Everybody. Really.

Below is the reprint of an article I wrote for HuffingtonPost this week. At a dinner party with some “friends” a few years ago, there was a longer than necessary conversation about “what’s wrong with Eleanore” (me) because I’m not married and I have no kids. I’m a spinster. A pretty amazing one, but a spinster, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Kids. There. I Said It.

Last week I received an interesting email from a reader about some of the dynamics behind being childfree. She has observed that women who have chosen to be childfree often feel the need to profess how much they love and enjoy kids, but that they just don’t want any. Her question was: “Where are all the … Continue reading

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