Meet Marcia Kester Doyle, creator of the Menopausal Mother blog where she muses on the good, the bad, and the ugly side of menopausal mayhem. She is a native Floridian, married, the mother of four children, and a grandmother. Give her some wine and Nutella and she’ll be your best friend.
She is a contributing writer at Huffington Post, What The Flicka?, In the Powder Room, and Humor Outcasts. Her work can also be found on Scary Mommy, BlogHer, Mamapedia, The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Lost in Suburbia, Better After 50, Generation Fabulous, Midlife Boulevard, and many others.
Marcia is a BlogHer Voice of The year 2014 recipient and her blog, Menopausal Mother, was voted Number One Top Comedy Blog 2014 at VoiceBoks as well as Top 25 in the Circle of Moms Contest 2013.
Confession: She is one of my top ten favorite peeps to follow on Facebook. Whether she’s sipping bubbly with hubby by her outdoor fire pit (they live in sunny Florida) or out on the town with one of her grown-up babies, she always has a smile on her face that is infectious! (I often tease her by saying “Can I live in your shadow?”)
She recently launched a new edition of her wildly popular mid-life mom-lit book, Who Stole My Spandex: Living in the Hot Flash Lane. It is “a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters.” (You can read an excerpt titled “Born This Way–And Up All Night” here.)
Praise for Who Stole My Spandex:
“A fun, frank and comical look at everything related to motherhood, womanhood and middle-age –from the ‘joys’ of getting your period to losing it, and everything in between! Better than a self-help book since it makes you laugh along the way.” ~CJRS
“With her unique and irreverent sense of humor, the author makes light of everything from marriage and children, to furry pets and pet peeves, to foul bathrooms and flatulence, to men and menopause. But it isn’t all about the chuckles; there are some serious notes about love and loss, too. Without being maudlin, she writes matter-of-fact about the deaths of her father, her sister, and her baby boy in a way that is sure to touch your heart.” ~Susan Flett Swiderski
Marcia is also a contributing author to the mom anthology 1) Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness: Mom Stories from the Trenches and 2) Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Tantrums at Christmas and Hanukkah.
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