Welcome to my venture into what it means to be a GlamMa. It's not about Glamour so put away your Manolo's. On second thought....
Being a Glamma is a way of thinking.
Most Glammas I know are looking to have new adventures now that their children are grown and have their own children.....our GlamBabies. It's the "Now it's time for me" stage in our lives. That cute convertible you always wanted to drive but couldn't because you were stuck with the SUV? The trip to Italy with your friends? A random shopping trip to New York, with a few plays thrown in? Now is the time in our lives when we can do all those things and also dote on our Grandchildren.
Part of the fun of being a GlamMa is introducing our Grandchildren to the adventures we love and have time to take them on. Mom and Dad are busy working and stressing out over the bills, we can visit Disneyland with our Glambabies just for the weekend. Or how about a trip to Paris to ride the Eiffel Tower Carousel? I'm not a big cruise lover, but I'm told by my GlamMa girlfriends they are fabulous for the 'tween set. There's even a travel agency that specializes in organizing Grandparent/Grandchild adventures (www.grandtrvl.com)
GlamMas are all around us. Some of the more famous ones
An ongoing GlamMa project is articles. For many years I wrote a regular column for Pittsburgh Magazine detailing my humorous adventures (www.judithevansthomas.com) . I have a particular sense of humor about this time in life. I never use the word Age, ageing, growing older or other downer terms. Yes there are practicle issues, but I'll leave that to the health and fitness authors.
I've been on the road to Italy, China, the Hamptons, Montecito, San Francisco, Tucson, New Zealand and Australia. I'm way behind in posting my videos and reports but hang in. I'll catch up. And if I can conquer the time monster, there will be fun books, television and other media venues. Stay tuned and write me at [email protected] And visit my full website to read more. http://www.theglamma.com.