Meet the Editor


Laura Black

Laura Black, an attorney, business woman, and community leader, is a freelance writer and author of Big Butts, Fat Thighs and Other Secrets to Success. She is working on her second book, the expected title is, The Weight of a Woman: A Memoir of Pressures, Power and Pounds.


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How I Learned to Love the Dreaded Bridal Shower

I tried so hard to fit into a “man’s world” that I overlooked the power of women.

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When Having Power of Attorney Has You Feeling Powerless

In making life and death decisions for my mother, the responsibility is paralyzing.

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I Don’t Want to Wear Beige, Nor Keep My Mouth Shut

Walking the tenuous tightrope of the mother- and daughter-in-law relationship.

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If the Biopsy is Positive, We’re Having Store-Bought Stuffing

My family has a little extra to be thankful for this holiday.

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How a Beach Trip With My Grandkids Taught Me to Let Go

With the help, and in loving memory, of Sticky and Gummy.

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Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?

Navigating my daughter's wedding without my own mother to steer me.

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Is It Really Just Like Riding a Bike?

How biking made my confidence collapse and then inflate again.

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Alexa, Does this Make Me Look Old?

Recently, like many parts of my body, my confidence in fashion has sagged.

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